KARACHI: Pakistan’s suspended fast-bowler Mohammad Amir was seen playing a practice match between two local teams at the Pindi stadium, Rawalpindi on Monday.
The 18-year-old pacer from Gujjar Khan, is facing a life ban for his alleged involvement in a ‘spot-fixing’ scandal along with two of his teammates Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt.
It is believed that the provisional suspension imposed on the tainted trio by the International Cricket Council (ICC) barred them from taking part in any cricketing activity.
Sources told ‘The News’ that Amir was being supervised by Sabih Azhar, one of the coaches employed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Amir is waiting to learn his fate as the ICC tribunal headed by Michael Bellof failed to give verdict over the matter after a six-day hearing in Doha from January 6 to 11.
The tribunal has decided to continue its deliberations and will hold a further hearing in Doha on February 5, at which its decisions will be handed down to the parties, and any consequential matters will be dealt with.
Amir and his teammates were charged last year on September 2 by the ICC in question with various offences under Article 2 of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code for Players, relating to alleged irregular behaviour during the fourth Test between England and Pakistan at Lord’s.
They were officially notified of the alleged offences and were provisionally suspended pending a decision on those charges.
[Courtesy The News International]