Published On: Mon, Jun 20th, 2016

Warning for Amir to be calm when provoked


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Intikhab Alam, Pakistan cricket team manager advised fast bowler Mohammad Amir on Friday and further warned to set a foot erroneous on the visit of England where he was caught in a spot-fixing case six years ago.

The photos of Amir’s appalling transgressing of the crease to bowl no-balls all through the Lord’s Test in 2010 will recur when he is going to take the field on 14 July in the initial of a four-match series.

Amir and new-ball associate Mohammad Asif bowled consciously no-balls on the way of then Test captain Salman Butt in response for money — a smart process by the currently obsolete British tabloid News of the World.

The three cricket players were disqualified for five years from playing cricket and imprisoned by a UK court.

After the ban was removed in September previous year, Amir has been in an excellent wicket-taking form and will be the main bowler for Pakistan on the visit which as well has five one-day and a Twenty20 international.

Alam notified Amir will be under severe vigil.

Alam told in an interview “Amir cannot afford to put a foot wrong,”

He further added by saying that “Amir has to prove a point to the cricketing world that there will be no slip-up, make up for the five years he lost and do justice to his talent by bringing laurels.”

Alam stated that he afraid people will incite him.

Alam continued by saying “I fear people will provoke him on and off the field but he has been told to remain calm and does not react,” Alam further added “That happened on his first tour (New Zealand) when he was fielding on the boundary line but they die down once you don’t react,”

Fans yelled slogans and a stadium presenter played a sound effect of a cash register prior to the begin of one of Amir’s overs all through Pakistan’s visit to New Zealand in January 2016 — his initial international visit on the revisit.

Alam told that Amir specifically and further players, on the whole, will have to pursue a stern code of conduct on the visit.

Alam stated that “The message is clear for all the players and that is there will be no compromise on discipline and zero tolerance,”

Alam continued that “Amir will have to follow strict code of conduct which stops him from meeting people and focus on cricket,”

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.