DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has lifted ban partially from Pakistani cricketer Muhammad Amir and allowed him to play domestic cricket with some conditions.
The ICC has officially informed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) about permitting Muhammad Amir to play domestic cricket.
Muhammad Amir has been allowed to play domestic cricket for one year and after that, the ICC will assess his performance and attitude to decide his future.
Pakistani bowler Muhammad Amir had been considered a great addition in the team it was expected that he would shine more with passage of time but suddenly everything changed with spot-fixing swindle.
A British court awarded jail to three top Pakistani cricketers including Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Amir in spot-fixing case.
Later on, the court showed generosity to Amir and sent him to rehabilitation jail for being youngster and new in the cricket.
Asif and Salman Butt completed their jail term and filed petitions against their bans from the ICC but failed to get any relaxation.
Being young and immature at time of scam, Muhammad Amir had been punished less and all veteran cricketers and PCB showed sympathy for him and his career.
Now luck has smiled towards him again briefly and he has got permission to play cricket domestically by the ICC.
It is expected that after completion of this one year, Muhammad Amir will be allowed to play international cricket again.