KARACHI (Web Desk/APP) – A petition was filed on Monday in the Sindh High Court (SHC) to bar Pakistan’s banned fast bowler Muhammad Aamer from making a comeback to the cricket world, local TV Channels reported.
Impleading Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and federal government, the petitioner stated that players involved in defaming the country should not be allowed to play, claiming that “some corrupt officials want him to play again to pave way for their corruption.”
The 22-year-old Aamer on Thursday vowed to prove himself a “better player and better human” after his spot-fixing ban was relaxed, allowing him to play again in domestic matches.
However, PCB denies that he is being fast-tracked back into international cricket, saying he will be monitored “on and off the field” before his re-entry.
Aamer was one of three Pakistani players banned from the game for at least five years for arranging no-balls to order in a Test against England at Lord’s in 2010.
He was also jailed in Britain in 2011, along with former capital Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif.
Aamer’s ban was due to expire on September 2, but the International Cricket Council used discretionary powers to allow him to return to domestic cricket early.
The decision to allow left-armer Aamer — who at the time of his ban was regarded as one of the hottest young bowling prospects in cricket — comes as Pakistan is seeking to boost its status in the game.