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Ammer's ban 'is too long'

2012-03-22 12:56

Islamabad - Mohammad Aamer's mentor has urged the International Cricket Council to review the fast bowler's five-year ban for spot-fixing.

Asif Bajwa, who helped mould Ammer from a village bowler into a world class left-arm paceman, said the 19-year-old had admitted his mistake and should not be deprived of cricket until 2015.

Ammer blamed former captain Salman Butt for manipulating him into bowling two deliberate no-balls against England that led to his playing ban and three months in jail.

In an interview last week, Ammer said he had been receiving great support from his family and "especially my sir (Bajwa)".

AP

Comments
  • Geoff - 2012-03-22 13:31

    Another cheat wants back into the game? Sorry my friend you take the money you take the consequences. Instead of being "manipularted" by Butt you should have reported him.

      Geoff - 2012-03-22 13:32

      Sorry about the spelling!!!!

  • Gunner - 2012-03-23 07:17

    Why can't Amir get a more lenient sentence???...the lotter siblings got away with murder blaming the other guy.....

  • Jane - 2012-03-23 10:16

    Please check the spelling in this story.

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