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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has revealed that some national team players are not comfortable playing with banned pace bowler Mohammad Amir.
Amir was banned for five years after he was indicted in a spot-fixing scandal during a Test match against England in 2010.
However, with his ban finishing in August 2015, the PCB are eager to get Amir playing domestic cricket again.
“What the former players are saying about allowing him to return to international cricket holds weight and we have got murmurings from the dressing room as well that some players are not comfortable about playing with him again,” Khan told a private television channel. “Our point is clear…no decision has been taken on allowing him back into the national team. At the moment we are following a process of the International Cricket Council to allow him back into domestic cricket before his ban ends as per the revised anti-corruption code.
“We don’t want to rush things in this case and we will first see what happens if he gets permission to resume playing domestic cricket.”