Jailed cricketer Mohammad Amir released

London: A person with knowledge of the situation says Mohammad Amir, one of three Pakistani cricketers jailed in England for spot-fixing, has been released.

The person says the 19-year-old fast bowler was released from a young offenders’ institution in Weymouth, southwest England, on Wednesday halfway through his six-month sentence because of good behavior.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly.

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and bowler Mohammad Asif are still serving their sentences after being convicted of fixing part of a test against England in August 2010.

Amir pleaded guilty before the trial at London’s Southwark Crown Court last year.

Bureau Report