Jailed Aamer blames PCB

2011-11-04 10:14

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."


  • Zipho - 2011-11-04 10:39

    It's a lesson, lucky Aamer is still young. serve your sentence and come back wiser.

  • Salomien - 2011-11-04 10:43

    Agg please, why blame everybody else except yourself.... He is old enough to know the difference between right and wrong...... It's just easier to put the blame on someone other than yourself. Welcome to the new world.

      Foc - 2011-11-04 11:08

      Yes when you lived in luxury with fancy cars and watches and girlfriends .... you didn't look TOO sorry ...

  • Anthony - 2011-11-04 10:56

    the sentance was too light--they should have got the maximum --7 years -scum

      Craig - 2011-11-04 11:30

      He was under the influence of his captain,a very powerful influence under the circumstances. He still did wrong and must take the punishment but he also deserves some understanding.

  • Trevor - 2011-11-04 11:22

    "when the time comes I will reveal everything about this case" - that will not help you my ignorant friend

  • Deon - 2011-11-04 11:52

    Stupidity is not an excuse.

  • Neville - 2011-11-04 16:10

    One moment of madness brings a life time of sadness

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