Pakistan kit supplier severs tie with Aamer

Last Updated: Sep 01, 2010, 22:21 PM IST

Karachi: Pakistan cricket team`s official kit supplier, BoomBoom has severed its ties with tainted pacer Mohammad Aamer and said they are reviewing their sponsorship deal with the entire team in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal.

"Like everyone else in the cricket world, we are truly saddened and shocked by these allegations. I sincerely hope they are not true. However, we are huge cricket lovers: pure and simple. We believe in, and encourage players to have, the freedom to play, fairly," said Ali Ehsan, the managing director of the company.

BoomBoom has a two-year deal as the official kit supplier of Pakistan cricket team, besides having an individual tie up with Aamer.

"We cannot allow our brand to be associated with any whiff of corruption or suspicion of foul play. While the suspension of our commercial involvement with Mohammad Aamer is not a step we take lightly, we nevertheless feel that it is the right thing to do while a judicial process unfolds and innocence or guilt is established," Ehsan was quoted as saying.

"BoomBoom is also reviewing its position as official kit supplier to the Pakistan Cricket Board," he added.

PTI