MOHAMMAD AMIR

  • Court rejects life ban petition for Pakistan's Mohammad Amir 2 days ago

    Karachi: A Pakistani court on Tuesday dismissed a legal petition seeking a life ban on fast bowler Mohammad Amir, just weeks after he returned to domestic cricket following a spot-fixing suspension. The International Cricket Council (ICC) gave permission for the left-armer to return early to domestic cricket from his five-year ban...
  • Mohammad Amir returns to domestic cricket after 4-1/2 years of ban March 13, 2015

    Pakistan: Fast bowler Mohammad Amir came agonizingly close to a hat trick in his return to domestic cricket on Friday after a ban of four and a half years. Amir had opening batsman Naved Malik and Ali Sarfraz caught off successive deliveries in his fourth over of a grade-two match, one...
  • Mohammad Amir's comeback match washed out March 11, 2015

    Rawalpindi: Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir on Wednesday shrugged off the disappointment of his comeback match being washed out following a five-year ban for spot-fixing. The 22-year-old was due to make his return to competitive domestic cricket this week but a waterlogged pitch the after-effects of torrential downpours last week meant...
  • World Cup 2015: Tainted Amir urges youngsters not to 'destroy' lives March 10, 2015

    Rawalpindi: Former Pakistan pace prodigy Mohammad Amir Tuesday urged young players to be careful of the company they kept to avoid "destroying" their lives, as he prepared to make his return from a spot-fixing ban. The 22-year-old was due to begin his first game back in domestic cricket on Monday but...
  • Tainted Mohammad Amir set for return to domestic cricket March 8, 2015

    Islamabad: Considered among the best young bowlers in the world when he was hit with a five-year fixing ban in 2010, Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir embarks on the long road to redemption on Monday in his return to domestic cricket. The 22-year-old left-armer is set to play for Omar Associates in...
  • Mohammad Amir wants to be a better person February 4, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pacer Mohammad Aamir has made it a point to redeem his public image on Wednesday. Aamir has been allowed by International Cricket Council to resume playing domestic cricket immediately although his ban for spot-fixing ends in September. "It is a long road to get back into international cricket for...
  • Mohammad Amir signed up to play in a non-first class Championship February 3, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned paceman, Mohammad Amir has been signed up by a leading private departmental team to play in the non-first class Patrons Trophy Grade-2 Championship next month. According to an official of the Omer Associates team, Amir will play for them in the tournament whose winner every season is promoted...
  • Petition filed seeking life ban for Mohammad Amir February 2, 2015

    Karachi: A petition was filed in a Pakistan court Monday demanding a lifetime ban for disgraced paceman Mohammad Amir after he was cleared last week to return to domestic cricket. Amir was given permission to play domestic cricket by the anti-corruption unit of the International Cricket Council, bringing him a step...
  • Banned players must be allowed to make a comeback: Salman Butt January 31, 2015

    Pakistan's banned former captain Salman Butt has said that those players who have been banned for spot fixing, have a right to try and make a comeback to international cricket once they complete their suspension period. "I know some people, including former players have said (Mohammad) Amir shouldn't be allowed to...
  • Pakistan cricket chief denies Mohammad Amir fast-tracked January 31, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's cricket chief Saturday denied that Mohammad Amir is being fast-tracked back into international cricket after a five-year ban, saying he will be monitored "on and off the field" before his re-entry. The 22-year-old was on Thursday cleared to play in domestic cricket by the sport's top governing body, bringing...
  • I will come back as a better cricketer, person: Mohammad Amir January 29, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned paceman, Mohammad Amir, who was on Thursday allowed to play domestic cricket by the ICC, has promised to return to the cricket field as a better human being and player. The pacer, whose five-year ban officially expires on September 2 this year, was informed by the ICC that...
  • Mohammad Amir to come out of spot-fixing ban, allowed to play domestic cricket January 29, 2015

    Banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has received an early reprieve for a return to domestic cricket following his cooperation with anti-corruption officials, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday. Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Amir were all banned for spot-fixing during Pakistan's tour of England in 2010,...
  • Mohammad Amir return still a long way off: Reports January 25, 2015

    Karachi: A senior official in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) reiterated on Sunday that banned paceman Mohammad Amir was still a long way from being considered for national selection. Pakistani media sparked off a hype this week that Amir could be returning to cricket by next month after International Cricket Council...
  • Banned Mohammad Amir set for first-class return January 24, 2015

    Karachi: Disgraced Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir could return to first-class cricket as early as next month after a relaxation of the conditions of his ban for spot-fixing, an official said on Friday (Jan 23). Amir, 22, was banned for five years along with Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif in a spot...
  • Evidence prompts rethink in Pakistan cricketers' case: report January 17, 2015

    London: Prosecutors are re-examining the criminal convictions of three Pakistan players jailed in 2011 over spot-fixing allegations, according to a report in Britain's The Guardian newspaper. The Guardian said the convictions in a London court of then Pakistan captain Salman Butt, paceman Mohammad Asif and swing bowler Mohammad Amir, were among...
  • Lot of hurdles to cross before Mohammad Amir makes a comeback January 12, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board will adopt a six-month assessment process to decide whether left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir can be included again in the national team after the completion of his five-year ban period for spot-fixing. PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan told PTI on Sunday that contrary to the general impression no...
  • 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...