Chairman PCB hints at Amir’s return to national team416 views
LAHORE: Pakistan cricket chief and head coach hinted that Mohammad Amir will be considered for selection in the national team, following his return to cricket after a five-year ban.
He then grabbed 17 wickets in Pakistan’s premier first-class tournament, the Quaid-e-Azam trophy.Amir has also notched four half centuries in the two events, highlighting his potential as an all-rounder.Pakistan’s former Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez last month became the first player to publicly oppose Amir’s return, saying his inclusion will hurt Pakistan team’s image.But head coach Waqar Younis backed Amir’s return.“We have (had) a detailed discussion and we are at the same page that if (Amir) has completed his punishment then he deserves to return to the community and enhance his profession,” Waqar told media.“I think if Amir has got permission for the Bangladesh Premier League then it’s good and he has proved that he is on the right track, so it’s our duty to give him another chance.”
Amir is currently playing in the Twenty20 league in Bangladesh. – AFP