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Amir could face an extension to his ban: source

Published Jul 13, 2011 12:16pm


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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 Jul 13, 2011 06:28pm
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 Jul 13, 2011 08:08pm
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 Jul 13, 2011 10:36pm
he deserves this punishment!!!
jony Jul 14, 2011 07:52am
why amir only why not league who gave him wrong information? i think ICC is discriminating
saad shariff Jul 14, 2011 07:27pm
Icc should fines the club instead extending his ban.
Tanveer Khan Jul 15, 2011 02:28am
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 Jul 15, 2011 03:45am
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!!!