The ICC had offered Pakistan teenaged pacer Mohd Amir a bargain under which if he had confessed to his involvement in spot fixing he would have escaped with a maximum ban of two years.

A source in the Pakistan cricket Board told PTI yesterday that the offer came even before the anti-corruption tribunal of the ICC held its hearings earlier this year.

"I can confirm the offer came from the ICC at a one to one meeting with Amir in which his lawyer, Shahid Karim and the chairman of the board, Ijaz Butt were also present," the source quoted as saying.