ICC allows Mohammad Aamir to play domestic cricket
Updated - Jan 29, 2015 11:15 am
ICC allows Mohammad Aamir to play domestic cricket: The International Cricket Council leading out of its meeting in Dubai among the various decisions that it took also cleared that the ICC now allows banned Pakistan bowler Mohammed Aamir to resume playing domestic cricket in Pakistan under the PCB. Taking into consideration the cooperation Aamir has shown during his 5 years old ban levyd by the ACSU for spot fixing while playing for Pakistan in an international game. His right attitude towards rehabilitation has promoted the ACSU Chairman, Sir Ronnie Flanagan to use his Vito and allow Aamir to participate in domestic matches here on, months before his ban ends in September 2015.
ICC Press Release:
The ACSU Chairman, Sir Ronnie Flanagan, with the prior approval of the ICC Board and the Pakistan Cricket Board, has exercised his discretion to allow Mohammad Amir to return to domestic cricket played under the auspices of the Pakistan Cricket Board with immediate effect. Amir’s five-year ban is scheduled to expire on 2 September 2015. The ACSU Chairman had exercised the powers vested in him under Article 6.8 of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code after he was satisfied that Amir had cooperated with the ACSU by fully disclosing his part in the matters that led to his disqualification, admitting his guilt, showing remorse and cooperating with the Unit’s ongoing investigations and by recording messages for the ACSU education sessions.
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