Amir`s name to be dropped from ICC award nomination list

London: The name of the suspended Pakistan paceman Mohammad Aamir will be removed from the list of nominees for the ICC Emerging Player of the Year award.

The 18-year-old Aamir, who was one of the 16 cricketers nominated for the ICC award, was favourite to bag the honour.

But Aamir, along with Pakistan captain Salman Butt and other paceman Mohammad Asif, was provisionally suspended by the game`s world governing body in the wake of a spot-fixing scandal.

"In accordance with the provisions of the code, this means they are immediately barred from participating in all cricket and related activities until the case has been concluded," ICC had said in a statement.

An ICC official told a website that "Amir`s removal from the list could be confirmed by `reading between the lines`."

The 2010 awards recognise cricketing achievement for the period between August 24, 2009 and August 10, 2010. During the time, Aamir bagged 33 wickets at an average of 31.45 in nine Tests and 16 wickets in 10 ODIs.

He also became the youngest player to reach 50 wickets during the Lord`s Test, which is at the centre of controversy.

It has been alleged the tainted bowlers bowled deliberate no-balls during the Test.