Islamabad: Fast bowler Mohammad Amir could play in domestic competitions before his five-year ban ends in September 2015 if the Pakistan Cricket Board gets its way.
The International Cricket Council review committee inserted a draft clause in its anti-corruption code "permitting a banned player to be involved in domestic matches prior to the end of his ban period," according to a PCB statement. It added, the amended code will be up for approval before the ICC board, after which the PCB will be in a position to apply for Amir's early comeback.
Amir was banned for five years in 2011 for bowling deliberate no-balls during a test against England at Lord's in 2010. He did not appeal, and was involved in the ICC rehabilitation program. He pleaded guilty in court and served jail time.