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Feb 26, 2012 at 08:15pm IST

'PCB reserves right to question Amir'

Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board on Sunday said it reserves the right to question pace bowler Muhammad Amir for his role in the spot-fixing scandal that led to an ICC ban and a jail sentence for him.

"He was a contracted player and he not only violated ICC anti-corruption regulations but also that of the PCB and his contract. So we reserve the right to question him when we feel necessary," PCB's legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi said.

"He had lied to us initially when the scandal broke out and later he changed his statement in court. So we want to get to the bottom of the truth in this case," Rizvi said.

'PCB reserves right to question Amir'

Amir returned to Lahore from London this morning after spending three months in a young offenders prison.

Amir along with Salman Butt and Mohammed Asif were initially suspended by the ICC when the spot-fixing scandal broke out in September, 2010 when Pakistan was touring England.

Later the anti-corruption tribunal of the ICC also banned them for a minimum of five years in October last year. The crown court in London handed different jail terms to the trio for their involvement in spot-fixing.

Amir returned to his home in Lahore from London this morning after spending three months in a young offenders institution in the United Kingdom and is still serving the ICC ban.

The 19-year old was whisked away in a white car by his brother as soon as he came out of the airport. The pacer also avoided talking to the media at the airport with sources saying he had been accompanied by his lawyer from London.

Rizvi, however, said no decision has been made as yet on when to call Amir.

"His future is our concern and the board is also clear that it wants him to undergo rehabilitation and counseling and realise how much damage he has caused to himself and Pakistan cricket," Rizvi added.

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