‘They want to control me by offering a domestic contract’ – Mohammad Amir lashes out at ‘ignorant’ PCB officials
Mohammad Amir further added that the PCB cannot accept the fact that he has already retired from international cricket.
Updated - Sep 16, 2021 1:15 pm
Pakistan left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir was included in the list of contracted players for domestic cricket in Category A by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), but Amir turned down the offer made to him.
The 29-year-old stated that there is no point in him featuring in domestic cricket if he is not playing international cricket for the Pakistan side. Adding that the PCB wants to control him by offering a domestic contract, Amir added that the PCB officials should have contacted him before including his name in the list.
Amir also opined that even though the PCB is filled with people who are well educated, the PCB officials still behave as if they are ignorant.
“If I’m not playing international cricket, then what’s the point of featuring in domestic cricket. They want to control me by offering this contract but that’s not going to happen. PCB should have contacted me before including my name in the domestic contracts list. They [PCB] have well-educated people in their ranks but they still behave like ignorants,” said Amir according to Cricket Pakistan.
The PCB should give my contract to a young cricketer: Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir further added that the PCB can instead give his central contract to a young cricketer. Adding that the PCB cannot accept the fact that he has already retired from international cricket, Amir concluded by stating that he is currently enjoying playing league cricket, and is spending time with his family as well.
“The PCB should give my central contract to a young cricketer to help him so that he can support his family. Maybe they [PCB] haven’t accepted the fact that I have retired from international cricket, which is why they take such steps. I’m enjoying playing league cricket and spend the rest of the time with my family,” concluded Mohammad Amir.
Mohammad Amir has played 36 Tests, 61 ODIs, and 50 T20Is for Pakistan. He has picked up 119 wickets in Test cricket, and prized out 81 batsmen in the ODI format of the game. In T20I cricket, the left-arm speedster has scalped 59 wickets. Amir last played an international match for Pakistan on 30th August 2020, against England.