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Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez turned down an offer to play for the Chittagong Vikings in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) as the franchise had also signed Mohammad Amir.
Hafeez, who was reportedly offered 10 million Pakistani rupees, made it clear that he could not play alongside a player who “brought a bad name” to Pakistan cricket.
Amir was found guilty of spot-fixing and corruption while representing Pakistan during a Test match against England in 2010. He was subsequently jailed in a young offenders institution and banned for five years, which came to an end in September.
“It is not about individuals or any personality clash. It is about the image of Pakistan cricket,” Hafeez told the Jang newspaper in Dubai. “I cannot play with any player who has tarnished and brought a bad name to the country.”