Door open for Mohammad Amir to come out of international retirement: Najam Sethi | Cricket News

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (pcb) President Najam Seti opened the door to the left arm stimulator Mohammad Amir come out of international retirement and play for the country again.
Sethi, who replaced Ramiz Raja as PCB chief, said in an interview that the council would have no objections if Emir wants to come out of retirement.
“Amir has been a very good performer for Pakistan and we have no problem if he wants to make himself available for selection again,” he added of the pacemaker who was banned for five years for his involvement in the 2010 England spot-fixing scandal.
Sethi also allowed Amir to train at the High Performance Center in Lahore, a venue where he was persona non grata during Raja’s 14-month tenure after his fallout with former coaches Misbah ul Haq and Waqar Younis and retired. of international cricket in December 2020.
Sethi said he had a different thought than Raja when it comes to players who have served bans.
“I think once a player has finished their ban, they deserve a second chance like everyone else,” he said.
Sethi was on the cricket board and was instrumental in accelerating Amir’s return to the national team in early 2016 after completing his five-year ban.
Amir had public fallouts with Misbah and Waqar and also disagreed with PCB 2020 CEO Ehsan Mani and Wasim Khan.
Ramiz recently slammed Amir for his critical tweets about Pakistani cricket and said he would never allow him to play for Pakistan again.
Since Sethi took over and appointed Shahid Afridi as interim head coach, hitter Sharjeel Khan has been called up to the probables list for the upcoming one-day home series against New Zealand.
Sharjeel also served a ban and a fine for his involvement in spot fixing in the Pakistan Super League, but he also received a second chance.
Amir had congratulated Najam Sethi as soon as he replaced Ramiz and said the right person had taken over the affairs of the cricket board.
He also accused Ramiz of not listening to others and having a righteous attitude.
Amir told the media he has yet to decide when to come out of retirement but sources close to him say the pacer only wants to play in clean ball formats for Pakistan and will not go back on his decision to withdraw from Test cricket.
A source has also confirmed that former head coach, Mickey Arthur is also expected to confirm his availability for the Pakistan squad by next week.


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