ICC World Cup: Banned Mohammad Aamir not eligible for Pakistan

Pakistan Cricket Board's main objective is to ensure that Mohammad Aamir is ready for competitive cricket as soon as the ban period is over.

updated: April 12, 2014 13:39 IST
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Karachi: The banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Aamir will not be eligible to play in next year's World Cup even if he returns early to domestic cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said.

Chief operating officer, Subhan Ahmed told PTI that the PCB was not hopeful about the ICC clearing the pacer to play international cricket until he completed his five-year ban, which would end around August 2015.

"What we have tried to convince the ICC to do is to allow him to be back into domestic cricket by reviewing his ban period so that he is ready when the time comes for him to play international cricket," Ahmad said.

The PCB chairman Najam Sethi announced at a press conference that he was confident the youngster could be playing first class cricket later this year once the ICC enforced its amended anti-corruption laws in June.

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