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Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Amir is set to be one of the first beneficiaries of this new rule
The International Cricket Council (ICC) are considering a quicker reintegration for players who have been banned for a long period of time.
ICC chief executive David Richardson announced that the new policy is set to be implemented in June.
“There are some amendments being considered to the anti-corruption code and one of those amendments deals with how we reintegrate banned players back into cricket,” Richardson said. “So if someone is banned for five years, he can come and play domestic cricket or club cricket a little bit earlier so that when his five-year ban internationally expires, he can resume his career. So the revised code will deal with that, but it’s not dealing specifically with an individual case. This will be a principle that will be applied to all people who may be banned, now or in the future.”