Mohammad Amir

  • 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 five-year ban ends next year if the world cricket body amends its anti-corruption code. Amir's spot-fixing 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 arch-rivals 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) anti-corruption code is approved by the executive board of the sports' world governing body. "Once the executive body approves the revised anti-corruption 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 spot-fixing trio dream of comebacks February 5, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan`s 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 spot-fixing. On February 5, 2011 an anti-corruption 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 five-year match-fixing ban will be 'reviewed' after a 'revised' anti-corruption 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 two-day...
  • 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 match-fixing 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 match-fixing 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 five-year 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 five-year ban June 24, 2013

    Islamabad: Acting chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board says he will ask the International Cricket Council to reconsider the five-year ban on young fast bowler Mohammad Amir for spot-fixing. 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 spot-fixing bans, were the first players with team-mate 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 spot-fixing 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 one-sided 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 spot-fixing charges. ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said the...
  • Salman Butt aims for revival of his cricket career February 7, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt on Thursday pleaded for a revival of his cricket career, frozen by a long ban for spot-fixing in the infamous Lord's Test against England in 2010. The 28-year-old was banned for 10 years, with the possibility of five suspended, for his role in arranging...
  • Asif waits for justice from CAS October 29, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan's disgraced pace bowler Mohammad Asif on Monday said he expects to get justice when his appeal against the ICC ban is heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Geneva in February next year. Asif said he was a victim of bias of the PCB and the...
  • Amir eyes 2015 return to international cricket September 5, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pacer Mohammad Amir is hoping to be allowed back in international cricket in 2015, when he would complete a minimum five-year ban for his role in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal that shook the game. The 20-year old, appearing in his first television interview on the 'Geo Super channel'...
  • Afridi conspired for captaincy: Butt August 22, 2012

    Lahore: Banned former Test captain, Salman Butt has accused former team-mate Shahid Afridi of giving a statement against him in the spot-fixing case to get over the shock of losing his captaincy. Butt told the media in his hometown here during the Eid holidays that Afridi had given a statement against...
  • Masand: 'Harud' is an important, delicate film July 28, 2012

    Cast: Mohammad Amir Naji, Shahnawaz Bhat, Shamim Basharat Director: Aamir Bashir Unlike so many Hindi films about the Kashmir situation, 'Harud', directed by Aamir Bashir is subtle and understated, and unfolds at a quiet, unhurried pace despite the urgency of the themes it addresses. So quiet and so slow, in fact,...
  • Kamran given final warning for conduct July 6, 2012

    Lahore: After being suspected of deliberately under-performing and having links with suspicious people, Pakistan's wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has now also been given a final warning about his conduct in the dressing room. Well-placed sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that when Kamran appeared before the integrity committee of the...
  • Salman Butt released from jail June 21, 2012

    London: The former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has been released from prison a mere seven months into his 30-month sentence, his lawyers have confirmed. In November 2011, Butt and his team-mates Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were jailed at Southwark Crown Court for their roles in the plot to bowl...
  • Amir attends counselling session June 17, 2012

    Lahore: Mohammad Amir had his first one on one counseling session with a sports psychologist, hired by the Pakistan cricket Board to help reform the teen-aged player. "It was a very good session and the most positive aspect is that Amir himself realises his mistakes and wants to redeem himself,"...