Amir allowed to feature in domestic cricket


Karachi: Pakistan’s disgraced but talented pacer Mohammad Amir has been given green signal by International Cricket Council (ICC) to play in domestic cricket.

The ICC’s ACSU Chairman, Sir Ronnie Flanagan, with the prior approval of the ICC Board and the Pakistan Cricket Board, has exercised his discretion to allow Mohammad Amir to return to domestic cricket played under the auspices of the Pakistan Cricket Board with immediate effect.

Amir’s five-year ban is scheduled to expire on September 2, 2015. The ACSU Chairman had exercised the powers vested in him under Article 6.8 of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code after he was satisfied that Amir had cooperated with the ACSU.

“Amir fully disclosed his part in the matters that led to his disqualification, admitting his guilt, showing remorse and cooperating with the Unit’s ongoing investigations and by recording messages for the ACSU education sessions,” ICC release said.

A highly talented and celebrated pacer, Amir fall from grace after he was convicted of being a part of spot-fixing scandal in 2010.