Banned Mohammad Aamir Hopes for Earlier Return to Game

Mohammad Aamir was found guilty of spot-fixing during a Test at Lord's in 2010 with two team-mates, spent three months in a British jail and was banned in 2011 from the game by the International Cricket Council.

updated: August 04, 2014 14:02 IST
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File photo: Mohammad Aamir outside a London court in 2010.

Karachi: Disgraced Pakistan paceman Mohammad Aamir on Sunday said he hoped to return to the game before a five-year ban ends next year if the world cricket body amends its anti-corruption code.

Aamir's spot-fixing ban ends in September 2015, but Pakistani cricket officials have applied for it to be relaxed, with the matter likely to be finalised in October.

"It's a frustratingly lengthy wait and I am counting every day with my fingers crossed," 22-year-old Aamir told AFP. (Also Read: Banned Cricketers Salim Malik, Aamir Back Prison Terms for Match Fixers)

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