Young Amir to focus on ICC ban appeal

AmirBanned fast bowler Muhammad Amir is likely to submit a statement with the Court of Arbitration for Sports for his appeal against the 5 yr ban, enforced on him by the ICC, to be heard at the earliest. Amir, who came back to Pakistan on Sunday for the first occasion after serving a prison phrase in the Britain for his part in the spot-fixing scandal, spent the full day consulting with his legal representative Sajida Malik on Monday.

Sajida Malik, a UK based adviser has accompanied Amir to Pakistan and sources mention the purpose is to make sure that she’s present when the PCB calls him for any meeting and also to get ready for the CAS appeal hearing. Amir had already submitted an appeal with the CAS a year ago with his suspended teammates — Salman Butt and Muhammad Asif — for the ICC ban to be removed but the legal consultant of the PCB Tafazzul Rizvi mentioned a hearing could only be held when the cricketers pushed for it.

The CAS hasn’t formed any panel to hear the appeal or provided any date for it as yet.

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