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ICC will consider Amir’s ban

Muhammad Amir

Sports, Cricket News : Cricket’s governing body has formed a five-member committee to consider a request from Pakistan that the conditions of Mohammad Aamer’s ban for spot-fixing be relaxed.

The 21-year-old paceman, regarded as hot property in international cricket, was banned in 2011 for five years for spot-fixing along with team-mates Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif.

They were found guilty of bowling deliberate no-balls in return for money in the Lord’s Test against England in 2010.

Butt was banned for 10 years with five suspended, Asif for seven years withtwo suspended and Aamer for five years. All three were also jailed by a British court in 2011.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) interim chairman Najam Sethi raised Aamer’s ban at the annual meeting of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in London last week.

“On recommendation from the PCB, the ICC has constituted a five-member committee that will review and recommend amendments to the ICC anti-corruption code and will also provide its suggestions to the ICC board on the ban related to Aamer,” a PCB spokesman told AFP.

Any relaxation, if approved by the ICC board, would allow Aamer to use PCB facilities such as cricket grounds and gyms. AFP

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