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Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt signs confession note
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt signs confession note

Salman Butt Former Pakistan national team captain Salman Butt signed a confession note admitting his role in the spot-fixing scandal during the Pakistan versus England series in 2010. Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan confirmed that Butt has signed the confession statement.  The 31-year-old Lahore-born batsman played 33 Tests, 78 ODIs and 24 T20s for Pakistan till August 2010. The left-handed ope

Jun 17 2015
Return to cricket marks beginning of a new life: Mohammad Amir
Return to cricket marks beginning of a new life: Mohammad Amir

Mohammad Amir Lahore, May 20 (IANS) Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir believes he has "been given a new life" as he looks to make his way back to international cricket later this year. Amir was banned from all cricket for five years after being found guilty of spot-fixing during a Test match against England in 2010. He said he thought of quitting on several occasions throughout his suspension but has been motivated by the huge

May 20 2015
Big Bash side Sydney Thunder reject chance to sign Mohammad Amir
Big Bash side Sydney Thunder reject chance to sign Mohammad Amir

Amir won’t be likely playing in the Big Bash this year Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir’s hopes of playing in the Big Bash this year has not materialised as Sydney Thunder rejected a chance to sign him up. The Sydney based franchise already have Jacques Kallis (last year's player of the tournament) as one of their overseas players and Amir's representatives contacted them to know if they were keen to sign an overseas

May 20 2015
Mohammad Amir dazzles in his comeback match
Mohammad Amir dazzles in his comeback match

Amir picked up two wickets in his comeback game Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir marked his comeback to competitive cricket with a two-wicket haul in the Super8 T20 Cup in Faisalabad. He picked a wicket off his very first ball when he bowled Sajjad Ali, and then came back to pick Mohammad Naseem. He finished with figures of 2 for 15 in 2.1 overs. Ahead of the match, Amir thanked his fans for backing him during the tough times. 

May 12 2015
PCB advises Mohammad Amir to avoid media interactions
PCB advises Mohammad Amir to avoid media interactions

Mohammad Amir bowling during a domestic match Banned left-arm Pakistani fast bowler, Mohammad Amir has been advised by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to avoid interacting with media since he is still serving a five year ban for spot fixing from the ICC. PCB has been cautious as any controversial remark by Amir could land him into trouble. He was due to appear on a Pakistani private news channel but it was cancelled at the last momemt. A

Salman Butt reportedly confesses to PCB about involvement in 2010 spot-fixing case
Salman Butt reportedly confesses to PCB about involvement in 2010 spot-fixing case

Salman Butt Banned Pakistan captain and opening batsman has reportedly made a full-fledged confession to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the very first time. Butt was found guilty of spot-fixing in 2010, when Pakistan was playing a Test series England. He was banned along with Mohammad Asif and young pacer Mohammad Amir. “Apparently Butt during his meeting made a full confession that he knew and was involved

Feb 18 2015
Mohammad Amir to make comeback in March
Mohammad Amir to make comeback in March

Mohammad Amir it set to make his comeback to cricket in Grade-II with Omar Associates Mohammad Amir has been signed by Omar Associates to play in the Patron's Trophy Grade-II national tournament which begins from March 9. Mohammad Amir was allowed by the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to play domestic cricket in Pakistan with immediate effect. The Patron’s Trophy Grade-II national

Feb 3 2015
Mohammad Amir - Struck down in his prime
Mohammad Amir - Struck down in his prime

Mohammad Amir celebrates the wicket of England’s Eoin Morgan at Lord’s in 2010 In light of Mohammad Amir’s recent return to Pakistan’s cricket scene after his ban, this is an ideal moment to re-assess his career. There is no denying that this young bowler made a severe error in judgement and he has paid dearly for it. However, even thought he has wasted precious time, Amir is only 22. It is st

Feb 3 2015
Citizen files petition in court to prevent Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir's return to cricket
Citizen files petition in court to prevent Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir's return to cricket

Mohammad Amir made his return to competitive cricket in a club match in Lahore on January 30 The Sindh High Court in Pakistan admitted a petition on Monday calling for the imposition of a lifetime ban on pacer Mohammad Amir, who was cleared by the International Cricket Council on January 29 to play domestic cricket. In his petition, citizen Rana Faizul Hasan said that players who had brought disgrace to the nat

Feb 2 2015
Mohammad Amir shouldn't have been allowed to return: Sarfraz Nawaz
Mohammad Amir shouldn't have been allowed to return: Sarfraz Nawaz

Mohammad Amir Former Pakistan speedster Sarfraz Nawaz has hit out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for not being assertive enough and permitting left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir to make a comeback to the game. The 22-year-old was cleared to play domestic cricket on Thursday by the International Cricket Council (ICC) with immediate effect. “The PCB, rather than letting Amir come back, should have made him an example for others by keepi

Jan 31 2015
Mohammad Amir: I want to make my fans happy again
Mohammad Amir: I want to make my fans happy again

Mohammad Amir   Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has said that he wants to bring a smile back on the faces of his fans once again and intends to get off to a positive start in his second wind as a cricketer. The 22-year-old left-arm pacer was cleared to return to domestic cricket on Thursday by the International Cricket Council (ICC) with immediate effect. The five-year ban, imposed on him due to his involvement in spot-fixing

Jan 30 2015
ICC allows Mohammad Amir to make immediate return to domestic cricket
ICC allows Mohammad Amir to make immediate return to domestic cricket

Mohammad Amir Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has been cleared to play domestic cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC) with immediate effect. The 22-year-old, along with Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, had been found guilty of spot-fixing during the Lord’s Test against England in August 2010, and was subsequently banned for 5 years in February 2011. Butt and Asif, meanwhile, had been handed out bans for 10 and 7 years, r

Jan 29 2015
Tainted Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir set for return to cricket
Tainted Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir set for return to cricket

Mohammad Amir of Pakistan looks on during day two of the 2nd Test between Pakistan and Australia played at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on July 22, 2010 in Leeds 22-year-old Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir, who was seen as one of his country’s most promising cricketers of this generation before getting embroiled in the 2010 betting scam and receiving a five-year ban, is set for a return to domestic cricket as early as next month, a

Jan 24 2015
Pakistan gear for World Cup amid possible 2015 return for Mohammad Amir
Pakistan gear for World Cup amid possible 2015 return for Mohammad Amir

Mohammad Amir Pakistani cricket supporters are gearing up for a World Cup in New Zealand and Australia with low expectations for a team currently ranked 7th in the ODI rankings, but recent developments in England involving outcast Mohammad Amir seem to be providing an intriguing shadow on proceedings. News that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) are to review the 2010 spot-fixing cases involving Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammed Asif, has al

Jan 18 2015
Most iconic cricket events of each decade from the 1930s to the 2000s
Most iconic cricket events of each decade from the 1930s to the 2000s

As you will be aware, the first ever Test match took place between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in 1877. Ever since then, the game of cricket has never stood still to its credit. Each passing decade has seen various landmarks being achieved and numerous changes to the game taking effect, all of which have largely been for the betterment of the game - whether it was “Bodyline” prompting a gradual ban

Jan 10 2015
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