Mohammad Amir may make early Pakistan international return

Mohammad Amir, the 22-year-old Pakistani paceman, may be able to return to international cricket earlier than expected. The International Cricket Council (ICC) is seriously considering permitting all banned players to use training facilities (depending upon their bans) to enable them to return immediately after their suspension period is over.

World Cricket Badger conveyed this news to Mohammad Amir, whose five-year ban period ends on Septemeber 2, 2015, but he has been instructed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) not to speak to the media.

Amir’s elder brother, Ijaz, however, said, “Obviously this news will bring joy to the family as we are waiting for the day when his ban-period is over.

“We are waiting for this day. We want his ban to be over to-day, if it is to end tomorrow”.

“Sadly, he is not allowed to practice anywhere but my brother is keeping himself fit and he’s been attending the gymnasium and doing running exercises everyday.

“My brother is determined to play for Pakistan again,” he continued. “He wants his performance to speak for himself.

“Once being allowed in the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Amir will do vigorous practice and surely make a comeback.

“We are thankful to the ICC and the PCB chairman Nazam Sethi for thinking positive about banned players.

“I don’t want to talk about others but Amir will certainly benefit with this,” Ijaz concluded.

The decision when implemented, will all benefit other pacer Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt at a later stage. Asif has been banned for seven years and former captain Butt is being on ten year suspension.

Bipin Dani

A Civil Engineer by profession, Bipin is also a senior cricket journalist in India.
He has toured UAE, Sri Lanka, Morocco and Malaysia, to name a few, and contributes to a large number of newspapers in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
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