Srinagar: Former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has been asked by Pakistan Cricket Board to be ready for the International comeback.
As per reports in Pakistan media, the pacer has been asked by PCB selection committee to stay fit in order for the National team comeback.
“One of the selectors has given him advice to stay fit and keep his preparations going for another potential national team comeback,” reports said.
“He has been reportedly asked to avoid controversial statements on media and improve his fitness as he is likely to be asked to take back his retirement from international cricket in near future,” reports further said.
Amir retired from international cricket in 2020 after alleging mistreatment from the then-management under the coaching of Misbah-ul-Haq.
With Najam Sethi back at the helm of PCB affairs and Amir publicly praising him for helping him make a comeback in the team after the completion of his ban following the spot-fixing scandal in 2010, the experienced pacer is on the selector’s radar for a comeback if he is able to press his case forward with his performances.
“Mohammad Amir can play international cricket for Pakistan if he takes his retirement back. I always took a strong stance against match-fixing. I believe no convicted player should be spared, but at the same time, a player should be allowed to resume international cricket once he has completed his years of penalty,” said Sethi.
Chairmain of the selection committee Haroon Rasheed supported Sethi’s statement and said players should keep their heads in the game.
“I feel players should take decisions after careful consideration. Your single statement can cause controversy,” Haroon said. “In my opinion, players should focus on their cricket. There are a lot of players and every player considers themselves worthy of selection in playing XI, but it all depends on which players are suitable in certain conditions.”