Banned Amir could make a come back: Zaka Ashraf

Young quick bowler Mohammad Amir, serving 6 months in prison for spot-fixing parts of a test match, could still have a future in international cricket, PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf says. Amir, 19, was detained for 6 months in a young offenders institution after he accepted bowling 2 no-balls in the Lord’s test against England.Amir, along with Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, was suspended for at least 5yrs by the ICC in February a year ago.

“Whenever he’s cleared by the ICC and serves his penalties, we feel he needs powerful counselling and then the selectors can consider about him,” Ashraf explained to a media conference on yesterday. “As far as his playing yet again is involved that is for the selectors to consider because there’s undoubtedly about his great expertise and he is still quite young.”

Ex- skipper Salman Butt and Asif were locked up for 30 months and 1 yr respectively by a London court in November for their part in the gambling-inspired plan.

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