Pakistan`s chief selector Moin Khan will not face further disciplinary action after being sent home from the World Cup for visiting a casino on the eve of a crucial clash, the country`s cricket chief said Tuesday.
The reprieve given to Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir in a spot-fixing scandal will encourage corrupt players to come clean and help maintain the game`s integrity, International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive David Richardson said on Tuesday.
Pakistan's banned former captain Salman Butt has said that those players who have been banned for spot fixing, have a right to try and make a comeback to international cricket once they complete their suspension period.
Pakistan`s cricket chief Saturday denied that Mohammad Amir is being fast-tracked back into international cricket after a five-year ban, saying he will be monitored "on and off the field" before his re-entry.
After months of speculation, Mohammad Amir has been cleared to play domestic cricket in Pakistan. The Pakistan fast bowler's ban for spot fixing was cut short for cooperation with anti-corruption officials, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday.
Disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif is anguished and disappointed that some former cricketers are against the idea of letting players banned for spot-fixing return to the game after being reformed and rehabilitated.
Former Pakistan captain turned commentator Ramiz Raja on Wednesday criticised the lobbying for the return of paceman Mohammad Aamer, banned for spot-fixing, saying his return would expose the team to the "virus".
Pakistan`s cricket chief on Tuesday said that an appeal will be lodged with the anti-corruption unit to clear the way for seamer Mohammad Aamer to play domestic matches before his five-year ban expires.
Pakistan's banned cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif could face problems convincing the ICC to put aside their suspension periods when they complete their five-year ban term in August 2015. Reliable sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have told PTI that while the board was preparing to make a request to the ICC once again to allow the third banned player, Mohammad Aamir, to start training and playing some club or domestic cricket before his ban ends in August 2015, they were also concerned about Butt and Asif's situation.
Pakistani pace express Mohammad Amir has reportedly revealed that he has been offered the hero`s role in a movie and has decided to do it as the cricketer struggles to earn his bread and butter while serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing.