The PCB yesterday said the board will be pushing for a reduction in the five-year ban on Mohammad Amir at the ICC Annual Conference to be held in Melbourne on Tuesday. An amended ICC anti-corruption code is likely to be applied to help a quicker return to international cricket for players serving long-term bans.
The idea behind the move is to help the player get ready to play competitive cricket as soon as the ban time period is over rather than wait for the ban to end before he can start training. Talking to APP, a PCB official said chairman Najam Sethi has inquired the advice of lawyers and he will try his level best to force the ICC for a reduction in the young pacer’s ban.
“To have the opportunity to re-launch my career a few months ahead of the ban could make a huge difference to me. It is a massive boost for me to hear this good news,”Mohammad Amir had said earlier this year when news of a possible amendment first broke.
The ICC meeting will end on June 28.