Cricket

Jailed Aamer blames PCB

2011-11-04 10:14
Mohammad Aamer (AFP)

London - Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Aamer, jailed for six months on Thursday for his involvement in cricket's spot-fixing scandal, has blamed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for not educating players enough.

"I was not given enough information about the anti-corruption code by the PCB," Aamer told Geo News Channel in London shortly after having his bail application rejected.

The 19-year old criticised his former captain Salman Butt and team-mate Mohammad Asif, also both jailed on Thursday for their involvement in spot-fixing, for slandering him during the trial.

"They tried to rubbish my reputation and name during the trial and when the time comes I will reveal everything about this case," Amir said.

"I am really sorry for what has happened and I regret what I have done. I apologise to the Pakistani people for my actions," Aamer added.

"I never realised what I was getting into," he said.

"If at that time I had known it was going to end this way I would have stayed clear. I got carried away and it was the biggest mistake of my life."

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