ICC may extend Mohammad Aamir’s ban
ICC may extend Mohammad Aamir’s ban only 5 years: The 5-year ban on bowler Mohammad Amir may be extended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after he was caught playing league cricket over the weekend, according to a newspaper report.
Aamir, who was found guilty of spot-fixing in a Test match vs England last August, claimed he had been told that the game was a friendly and would not affect his ban which prevents him from playing cricket at any level for 5 years.
“It is understood Amir – who, along with Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, faces a criminal hearing at Southwark Crown Court in October over charges relating to cheating and conspiracy to obtain corrupt payments – was on friendly terms with three of Addington’s players,” the paper reported.
The ICC took notice of the violation and Aamir’s lawyers have reportedly contacted the cricket governing body over the issue.