Pakistan News/Islamabad: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) insisted on Friday that it had handed over disgraced fast bowler Muhammad Amir with Code of conduct, with its duly translated Urdu version too, besides having him attend many lectures about the pitfalls of corruption.
A PCB Statement contradicted a news item appeared in a section of press in which fast bowler Mohammad Amir claimed that the board did not educate him about anti-corruption codes that players are to abide by.
The statement said that the claim of the fast bowler was in total contradiction to the facts.In March 2010 Amir signed the Code of Conduct for players when he was issued his Central Contract.
The code of conduct clearly states that by signing the same the player commits to abiding by all ICC rules regarding betting, match fixing, corruption, and any matter that could call into question the integrity of the game. Amir acknowledged that he understood the code and his responsibilities under the same.
Amir also committed that he would abide by these rules and any others formulated in this regard.
In addition to the above the ICC Code of Conduct is an integral part of the players Central Contract. Numerous clauses of the Central Contract clearly state the players’ responsibilities under the codes and the need to avoid any conduct that could be against the spirit of the game. It may be noted that players are given Urdu translations of the Central Contract along with the English version when signing the same, the statement added.