Amir likely to play domestic cricket soon: sources


KARACHI: Pakistan’s banned fast bowler Mohammad Amir is likely to be allowed to play domestic cricket very soon, sources said on Friday.

Sources told Geo News that International Cricket Council (ICC) in an upcoming meeting of its review board would allow the banned cricketer to resume playing in Pakistan’s domestic circuit.

Sources added that Amir has been interviewed in ICC and is expected to make a come back in domestic cricket as soon as by February.

Amir was banned along with former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and strike bowler Mohammad Asif for deliberately indulging in spot fixing in summer 2010.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had put him under a six-month assessment process before his comeback to the field.

The left-arm fast bowler was to be monitored ‘very closely’ and that feedback of other players in the national team and domestic circuit was also to be taken into account.