It is being reported that the Pakistan Cricket Board are set to ask the ICC to consider allowing fast bowler Mohammad Amir to return to domestic cricket earlier than September 2015.
That is the date that the 21-year-old is currently due to return to all forms of cricket following his involvement in the match fixing scandal against England at Lord’s in August 2010.
He, team captain Salman Butt and fellow quick Mohammad Asif were subsequently jailed and banned from all cricket, although Amir’s five-year ban was the most lenient punishment handed out.
Reports out of Pakistan suggest that the PCB’s caretaker chairman Najam Sethi and chief operating officer Subhan Ahmad will put forward their case when the ICC executive board meet in London from October 17 to 19.
Amir told Geo Super Channel: “I am really grateful to the PCB and Sethi sir for taking up my case with the ICC because staying away from cricket has been the most difficult time in my life.
“I have realised the blunder I made, and have apologised and accepted the punishment handed out to me. I am also co-operating with the board and undergoing rehabilitation. I just hope that the ICC allows me to play domestic cricket again.
“I just want to play cricket again. If I get this chance, I swear I will never let my countrymen down again. I have learnt bitter lessons at a young age in the last few years.”
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