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ISLAMABAD: Banned Pakistan fast-bowler Mohammad Amir faces the possibility of an extension on his suspension after breaching his suspension, sources in the International Cricket Council (ICC) revealed.

Amir breached his ban by playing for Addington 1743, a village team in England, a clear violation of the terms and conditions of his ban, which makes it compulsory for him not to take part in any cricket event sanctioned by the ICC or its affiliate member boards.

“The inquiry being conducted also involves England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Surrey officials along with the players who were involved in the match. The ICC won't be lenient this time with Amir who was also warned earlier. There's a strong possibility of extending the ban on him,” the source said.

Commenting on the investigation in this regard, James Fitzgerald, media and communication manager, ICC said, “It's still ongoing.”

The 19-year-old was previously warned by the ICC after he played a club match in Pakistan.

Amir insisted then, as he has in this case, that he was unaware that the match was sanctioned by a member board.

The bowler is currently banned for five years from all forms of cricket.

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Dr. Salaria, Aamir A
July 13, 2011 6:28 pm
The toothless and spineless ICC will flex its muscles only against the weak, the hapless and the helpless cricketers like 'green-shirts' player Mohammad Amir. Can they do the same to an Indian, Australian or for that matter, an English cricketer? I don't think so.
Afzal Mir
July 13, 2011 8:08 pm
Amir should be banned for life so that we do not have to put up with him any more. He is a disgrace for Pakistan and the game of cricket.
neurtral khan
July 13, 2011 10:36 pm
he deserves this punishment!!!
July 14, 2011 7:52 am
why amir only why not league who gave him wrong information? i think ICC is discriminating
saad shariff
July 14, 2011 7:27 pm
Icc should fines the club instead extending his ban.
Tanveer Khan
July 15, 2011 2:28 am
Can you be a bit more specific. I would like to know how ICC is giving unfair advantage to non-Pakistani players. Give me an example. thanks
John Young
July 15, 2011 3:45 am
Dr. i agree with you, Dhoni can get away with the same thing with the on field umpire; if this was done by some Pakistan'll expect suspension!!!
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