Waqar asks ICC to reconsider ban on Amir


Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis has asked the International Cricket Council to reconsider the five-year ban on Mohammad Amir. The ICC banned Amir for five-years for his involvement in spot-fixing during the last Pakistan and England series in August 2010. A London court put him behind bars for corrective sentence for six month and he was released from the prison on good behaviour. But the ICC five-year ban still remains to be reconsidered. “Every law has some room for good behavior and the ICC can find sympathy for this young pace. The five year ban means that he would be allowed to return to cricket in 2015 but by then his career would be over.
For a fast bowler it’s difficult to stay fit while staying away from the game and he has not been even allowed to play club cricket,” said waqar. “We must have sympathy with him because he is so young. His talent will not only be missed by me but also by the Pakistan team,” he added. Younis was the coach when Amir bowled that infamous intentional no-ball at Lord’s which sparked the fixing probe, and even asked the paceman about it during the lunch interval. He was found to be involved in spot-fixing along with captain Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif. They were also found guilty of conspiring and cheating and are serving their sentences in a jail in London. Butt was jailed for two and a half years and Asif one and half years. “There is always a second chance and he must have learnt his lessons,” he added. “Even Imran Khan, former Pakistan captain, praised his talent. It means there is something special in this guy,” he added.


  1. every human being making mistake but he is young may be his caption force you will do and he make mistake please give him chance he play cricket because he is young allow to play again he is our pakistani team future may be he not make mistake next time please forgive him

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