Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan has disclosed that the possibility of Mohammad Amir playing for Pakistan again is still on. Khan revealed that Amir had met him in the UK and poured out his grievances against the team management. Khan said that efforts will be made for a rapprochement between him and the coaches, including head coach Misbah ul Haq. The left-arm seamer brought a premature end to his international career in December 2019 after a fallout with team management.
“I also made it clear to him that the path he adopted was not right as a senior player,” he said on the Cricket Baaz channel on YouTube.
“I think Amir is a valuable player for us even now and we will now make efforts to bring about a rapprochement between him and the coaches.”
Earlier, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam also said that he will have a word with Mohammad Amir about his issues and Khan said once that discussion takes place, the PCB will bring the two parties together to clear out the differences. Khan, however, was not sure if Amir could make it to the Pakistan squad for the T20 World Cup.
Amir will be seen in action in the Caribbean Premier League(CPL) after being roped in by Barbados. Before CPL, Amir will represent Karachi Kings in the second leg of PSL 6 in Abu Dhabi.
Khan also talked about out of favour batsman Umar Akmal’s future and said that PCB had no grievances with the wicketkeeper batsman. Akmal was handed a one year ban by the PCB for not reporting the spot-fixing approach. He was also asked to pay 4.2 million rupees to the board as fine.
“In fact I have just completed the 2 month rehabilitation program for Umar with our Anti-Corruption department and Umar can start the rehab soon,” Khan said.
“He is a Pakistan player and we wish him well and he can resume his cricket career soon.”
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