The International Cricket Council (ICC) has agreed to review the ban of Pakistani fast bowler Mohammed Amir.
The youngster was an up and coming talent in the world of cricket and sport until he was implicated in a match fixing scandal uncovered by the now closed News of the World. Amir’s ban currently is set to end in 2015, however it is looking more likely this may be reduced by a year. The Pakistani nation will be hoping for an early return to add pace and precision to their line up. Amir was tipped to become the next Waqar Younis, however with such a long period out of the sport it is now difficult to determine just how well he will be able to settle back into the sport.
The ICC are currently reviewing their anti corruption laws where the matter of Mohammed Amir’s five year ban is also being discussed. The discussion has been going on since July and is expected to produce a finalised new anti corruption law by January 2014. The possibility of Amir returning to international cricket will then be reviewed after the new laws have been finalised and adopted. The fast bowler is already getting ready to return to training with the Pakistanis and ‘warm up’ domestic games.
Once a great prospect in cricket, Pakistani cricket fans will be eagerly awaiting confirmation of hisreturn to the sport.
Mohammed Amir commented on his ban; “I have learn my lessons and it has been frustrating not being able to play cricket which I love so much.