Cricket

Pakistan coach backs Amir's international return

2015-12-03 16:41
Mohammad Amir (File)

Islamabad - Pakistan coach Waqar Younis backs Mohammad Amir's return to international cricket after serving a five-year suspension for spot-fixing.

Amir was allowed last January to play domestic cricket, and has been free since September, when his international ban ended, to play anywhere.

In Bangladesh's Twenty20 league, the left-arm fast bowler has taken nine wickets in seven matches, and impressed Younis.

Younis says the 23-year-old Amir "deserves to come back in the (cricketing) community and enhance his profession."

The coach also says he had a detailed discussion with Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan about Amir's future, and "we all are on the same page."

Amir is still going through the PCB rehabilitation program.

He deliberately bowled two no-balls in a test against England at Lord's in 2010, pleaded guilty, and served three months in a young offender institution in England.

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