Aamer didn’t do it for money


Mohammad Aamer had called his family in Lahore on Wednesday evening to ask them to pray for him and after the verdict his brother Saleem called on the Pakistani government to intervene. “Aamer is a kid, he can’t understand things. These six months are a lot for an immature kid,” Saleem said. Aamer’s mother fought back tears as she said: “He was innocent, he has not done the no-ball for the sake of money, he was forced to throw [a] no-ball.” Mohammed Asif’s father, Hasan Deen, a dairy farmer, hit out at the sentence. “It is human beings after all who go to jail,” he said. “He hasn’t committed a murder. We haven’t made any great money from cricket. I know Asif will return home one day.”