ICC chief backs Mohammad Amir to make successful international comeback

Karachi: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir can make a successful comeback to International Cricket despite his long absence from the sport due to a ban for spot-fixing, believes International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson.

Earlier in the year, the left-armer had received permission from the ICC to return early to domestic cricket from his five-year ban over the infamous spot-fixing episode in a Test against England in 2010.

Richardson said that Amir was a very talented youngster, insisting that people make mistakes as he himself was personally involved with someone (Hansie Cronje) who captained his team and made mistakes.

Richardson further said that he certainly saw it was very possible for him to realise the wrongs of his ways and to do everything he could to try and get back to be accepted again.

The ICC chief added he has every faith that in Amir¿s case it would be very similar, the Dawn reported.

Amir made a promising start in his bid to make an international comeback by playing second grade and domestic T20 cricket in Pakistan last month.

Amir was handed a five year ban for his involvement in the infamous spot fixing scandal in a Test against England at Lord's in 2010, with the five-year ban was scheduled to expire on September 2 this year.

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