Amir hopeful to get few concessions to his ban from ICC in October


Amir, however, has ruled out the possibility of playing in the 2015 World Cup by saying that he didn’t have a realistic chance of participating in the mega event, which commences on February 14.

Speaking at a talk show, the 22-year old fast bowler said “I don’t see myself playing in the World Cup.”

“It is not realistic, because all these things have to go through a process. I am just grateful to the cricket board for taking up my case. I will be ready whenever I am given the chance to resume training or playing”, he added.

The left-arm fast bowler, who is serving a 5-year ban for spot fixing, will be available for national selection from September 2015 under the current terms of his ban.

Previously, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has requested the ICC, during its annual conference last year, to make a few concessions to his ban, including allowing Amir to use the board’s training facilities.

The ICC set up a five-member committee to review and recommend amendments to the ICC Anti-Corruption Code, and the re-drafted code will be discussed at the ICC’s next annual conference in October.