Karachi: With efforts being increased to bring back Mohammad Amir into domestic cricket first and then into international cricket come 2015, former Test cricketer Ramiz Raja has spoken out and lamented that a man who cheated with cricket should not be allowed to play for Pakistan again. (Amir puts acting career on hold)
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has made changes to its anti-corruption laws after strong lobbying from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to get reprieve for Amir so that he can play domestic cricket much before his ban ends in September 2015. Amir's fate is expected to be sealed in important ICC meetings in January, but Raja is not convinced and impressed it. (Amir ready for return to domestic cricket)
The fast-bowler was banned along with skipper Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif for 'spot-fixing' during Pakistan's tour of England in 2010, and later served in the young offenders institute for three months from November 2011 to January 2012.