MOHAMMAD AMIR

  • Ramiz Raja questions Pakistan support for tainted Mohammad Amir November 20, 2014

    Karachi: With efforts being increased to bring back Mohammad Amir into domestic cricket first and then into international cricket come 2015, former Test cricketer Ramiz Raja has spoken out and lamented that a man who cheated with cricket should not be allowed to play for Pakistan again. The International Cricket Council...
  • PCB seeks review of Mohammad Amir ban, shoots letter to ICC November 19, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has officially sent a letter to its international counterpart asking them to review the ban on Mohammad Amir in light of the revision in the anti-corruption code of the world body. A PCB official confirmed PTI on Wednesday that the letter had been dispatched to...
  • Mohammad Amir puts acting career on hold for domestic cricket hopes November 17, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pace bowler Mohammad Amir has put his acting career on hold after the country's cricket governing body PCB said that it would be requesting the ICC to allow the tainted player to play domestic cricket before his ban ends in August 2015. "For me cricket has always been...
  • Pakistan to appeal for Mohammad Amir but not for Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif November 13, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will seek relaxation for fast bowler Mohammad Amir under the revised anti-corruption code of the International Cricket Council (ICC) but has ruled out appealing for Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif. PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said the board wile file an appeal with the ICC within...
  • Pakistan to apply for Mohammad Amir's clearance next week November 11, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan's cricket chief on Tuesday said that an appeal will be lodged with the anti-corruption unit to clear the way for seamer Mohammad Amir to play domestic matches before his five-year ban expires. The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday revised its anti-corruption code which means that banned players...
  • Mohammad Amir ready for return to domestic cricket November 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir has welcomed the changes made in the ICC anti-corruption code and said he is ready for a quick return to domestic cricket. "I am already doing intensive training to maintain top fitness and I am confident that whenever the ICC gives the clearance I...
  • ICC poised to clear way for Mohammad Amir's return November 9, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan seamer Mohammad Amir, banned and jailed for spot fixing in one of cricket's darkest episodes, is set to be handed a dramatic return to the sport. The International Cricket Council (ICC) is expected to revise its anti-corruption code at a two-day board meeting starting in Dubai on Sunday,...
  • ICC likely to allow banned players to feature in domestic leagues October 27, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday said it is likely to allow banned players to feature in domestic matches a few months before their punishment expires. The provision in the players' code of conduct will come up for approval in next month's board meeting in Dubai and may specifically...
  • Banned cricketers Salim Malik, Mohammad Amir back prison terms for match fixers August 4, 2014

    Pakistan's banned cricketers, Salim Malik and Mohammad Amir have backed moves by New Zealand's government to enforce prison sentences for players found guilty of spot or match fixing. Malik, who is serving a life ban for match fixing and Amir who is in the fourth year of a five year ban...
  • Banned bowler Mohammad Amir hopes for earlier return to game August 4, 2014

    Disgraced Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Amir on Sunday said he hoped to return to the game before a fiveyear ban ends next year if the world cricket body amends its anticorruption code. Amir's spotfixing ban ends in September 2015, but Pakistani cricket officials have applied for it to be relaxed, with...
  • I don't see myself playing in 2015 World Cup: Mohammad Amir August 2, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pacer Mohammad Amir has ruled out any chances of playing in the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Amir, 22, who is serving a five year ban for spot fixing admitted that he didn't see any realistic chances of playing in the World Cup despite...
  • Pakistan 'to get richer' in next eight years June 30, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's cricket chief on Monday claimed his country will earn $450 million in the next eight years, mainly from hosting four series to be played with archrivals India. India and Pakistan signed an agreement to play a total of six series the other two will be hosted by India...
  • PCB push for Mohammad Amir's early return to domestic cricket June 27, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned Test pacer Mohammad Amir could make an early return to domestic cricket if a draft clause inserted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) anticorruption code is approved by the executive board of the sports' world governing body. "Once the executive body approves the revised anticorruption code which includes...
  • Salman Butt wants PCB to treat banned players equally April 12, 2014

    Islamabad: Former captain Salman Butt asked the Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday to treat banned players equally in their bid to resume domestic and international careers. Butt and team-mates Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif were jailed and banned for a minimum of five years in 2010 by the International Cricket Council...
  • Mohammad Amir won't play in World Cup even if ban reduced April 12, 2014

    Banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir will not be eligible for next year's World Cup even if he returns early to domestic cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday. PCB Chairman Najam Sethi told a news conference in Lahore that under the amended anti-corruption laws of the International Cricket...
  • Mohammad Amir could get back to playing domestic cricket by year end April 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pace bowler, Mohammad Amir could get back to playing domestic cricket this winter, if the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi is to be believed. Sethi told reporters in Lahore after returning from attending this week's executive board meeting of the (ICC in Dubai that...
  • Big Three's ICC deal benefits Pakistan, says Najam Sethi April 11, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan cricket chief Najam Sethi said Friday his country will get eight years of series, including with archrivals India, earning $30 million, after agreeing to the revamp of the game's governing body. Pakistan had opposed changes to the International Cricket Council (ICC) which hand the majority of powers and revenues...
  • Mohammad Amir unlikely to get reprieve before World Cup 2015 March 22, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir is unlikely to get a reprieve from the ICC before the 2015 World Cup, a senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said. "The ICC has indicated that even if there is some relaxation given to Amir in his five year ban, it...
  • Pakistan spotfixing trio dream of comebacks February 5, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistans talented but tainted trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir on Wednesday vowed to return to international cricket, three years to the day after they were banned for spotfixing. On February 5, 2011 an anticorruption tribunal of the International Cricket Council (ICC) banned the three players for...
  • ICC to review Mohammad Amir's ban October 19, 2013

    London: Pakistan seamer Mohammad Amir's fiveyear matchfixing ban will be 'reviewed' after a 'revised' anticorruption code has been adopted by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the global governing body said on Saturday. Officials plan to discuss, and possibly adopt, the new code in January, a statement issued after a twoday...
  • Amir grateful as PCB decides to request ICC to ease his ban October 19, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Mohammad Amir thanked Pakistan cricket chiefs after officials confirmed on Friday they will renew their efforts to have the severity of his matchfixing ban reduced by the International Cricket Council (ICC). "I am very happy at the news," Amir told AFP. "I am desperate to play the game I...
  • PCB to plead leniency for Amir at ICC board meet October 18, 2013

    Karachi: Desperate to save the career of tainted pacer Mohammad Amir, the Pakistan Cricket Board would try to seek ICC's permission for the youngster to start training at PCB facilities and play some domestic cricket. The Pakistan Cricket Board will rake up the issue at the executive board meeting of...
  • PCB to request ICC to allow Amir resume domestic cricket October 14, 2013

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is all set to push the case of banned pacer Mohammad Amir to at least allow him to resume domestic cricket when the International Cricket Council (ICC) executive board meet in London from October 17 to 19. A source in the board told PTI Tuesday...
  • Banned Amir backs calls to make matchfixing a crime August 9, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pace bowler Mohammad Amir has backed former India captain Rahul Dravid's call to make match fixing a criminal offence. Amir, who was jailed in England for corruption and is also serving a fiveyear ban for spot fixing during a Test match at Lord's in 2010, urged the International...
  • PCB requests ICC to allow Amir's entry at NCA July 19, 2013

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has requested the ICC to allow banned pacer Mohammad Amir to start using facilities at the National Cricket Academy under the supervision of PCB coaches. A senior official in the board told PTI that recent media reports that the ICC had or would allow Amir...
  • PCB wants ICC to reconsider Amir fiveyear ban June 24, 2013

    Islamabad: Acting chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board says he will ask the International Cricket Council to reconsider the fiveyear ban on young fast bowler Mohammad Amir for spotfixing. Najam Sethi is scheduled to attend the ICC board meeting in England later this week where he plans to raise the issue...
  • Timeline: When corruption brought cricket into disrepute May 16, 2013

    Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Asif, who lost their appeal at the Court of Abritration for Sport against spotfixing bans, were the first players with teammate Mohammad Amir to be punished by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Players implicated in corruption cases: Life bans May 2000: Former Pakistan captain...
  • Pakistan association bans international players April 19, 2013

    Karachi: Karachi cricket chiefs on Friday banned three international players, Sohail Khan, Fawad Alam and Khalid Latif, for lack of discipline during a domestic Twenty20 tournament. Sohail, 29, is banned from playing for Karachi in any domestic match, and Alam and Latif for playing in Twenty20s. All three bans are...
  • How Salman Butt has fallen from grace April 18, 2013

    Karachi: Salman Butt, who on Wednesday lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a spotfixing ban, was once touted as a prospect to lead Pakistan for years to come. The stylish opener was handed the captaincy after Shahid Afridi quit following a onesided defeat against Australia at...
  • ICC welcomes CAS decision to dismiss Butt and Asif's appeals April 17, 2013

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport to dismiss the appeals by disgraced Pakistani players Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif against the bans imposed on them in 2011 by the ICC on spotfixing charges. ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said the...