Tainted bowler Mohammad Amir makes a comeback to Pakistan team

Tainted fast bowler Mohammad Amir, who as an 18 year old, was caught in the infamous spot-fixing scandal, has made a comeback to the Pakistan cricket team for T20s and ODIs for the upcoming New Zealand tour.

Mohammad Amir has been a controversial figure, with experienced players Mohammad Hafeez and captain Azhar Ali earlier having refused to take part in net practice due to Amir’s presence. However, after negotiations between Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials and senior cricketers, net practice resumed with Mohammad Amir as part of the team.

Mohammad Amir had been a part of then captain Salman Butt’s infamous scheme to bowl no-balls, and while the other players were given life-bans (which was then revoked), Mohammad Amir was given a much shorter sentence of five years.

Mohammad Amir, in his short international career, had won the hearts of fans and critics, as he was identified as a youngster who could grow on to become the next Pakistan fast bowling legend.


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