The PCB are planning to do everything they can to ensure Amir still has a future in Pakistan cricket
Disgraced Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Amir has met with the nation’s cricket chiefs for the first time since being released from prison in February this year.
Amir, met with the chiefs from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as part of his rehabilitation process after he was found guilty of match-fixing in a Test match against England at Lord’s in 2010.
The fast bowler was also given a five-year ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC), along with his teammates Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, who were both also found guilty of being involved in the match-fixing fiasco which shocked the cricketing community.
Speaking exclusively to the AFP, the PCB’s chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed said: “We have recently had two contacts with Amir during which he was debriefed and was asked some questions which we do not want to disclose in the media.”
The trio were jailed by a British court for accepting bribes to bowl no-balls during the match against England at Lord’s, and they are also expected to attend a rehabilitation process under the orders of the ICC.
Both Amir and Asif have been released from prison early, but Salman Butt is still serving out his 30 month sentence.
“The debriefing was not part of the rehab, but we will soon discuss the matter with the ICC and start his rehabilitation,” Ahmed said.
In April, Amir appeared in an educational video for the ICC’s Anti-corruption and security unit to warn younger players how to stay away from engaging in the shamed act of match-fixing.
PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf, has assured the people of Pakistan that the cricket board intends to do everything in their power to rehabilitate Amir as quick as possible and get him playing cricket at the professional level once again.