Banned Amir might be allowed training facilities

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: July 1, 2013, 6:00 PM IST
Banned Amir might be allowed training facilities

The Pakistan Cricket Board has reportedly applied for compensation regarding tainted Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir's five-year ban.

The ICC five-member committee that has been been appointed to deliberate the matter of Corruption might just consider PCB's plea of allowing Amir to be involved in training facilities under the Board.

Amir was imposed a suspension for five years following his involvement in Spot-fixing when the team toured England in 2010. However, the condition in his ban may be relaxed which would allow him to be all geared up to return to cricket when his ban ends in 2015.

Nijam Sethi, the interim president of PCB said he was optimistic about ICC relaxing the pacer's ban. Apparently, Sethi brought this to the ICC's attention due to Amir's young age.

"The ICC, during the annual conference week, constituted a five-member committee that will review and recommend amendments to the ICC Anti-Corruption Code, and on recommendation from the PCB, will also provide its suggestions to the ICC board on the ban related to Mohammad Amir." a PCB spokesperson told cricinfo.

It is however just a recommendation and nothing is finalised. In either cases, Amir will not be able to participate in any domestic, national or international cricketing fixtures till the time his ban is lifted on September 2, 2015.

First Published: July 1, 2013, 6:00 PM IST

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