Karachi: Pakistan’s banned former captain Salman Butt has said that those players who have been banned for spot fixing, have a right to try and make a comeback to international cricket once they complete their suspension period.
“I know some people, including former players have said (Mohammad) Amir shouldn’t be allowed to play cricket again, but I disagree because he has got the clearance from the ICC to play domestic cricket and secondly, he is close to completing his five-year ban,” Butt said.
Besides Butt, two other players — Amir and Mohammad Asif — were banned for spot fixing during Pakistan’s tour of England in 2010 — and are serving a minimum five-year ban. “I respect all those people who have different opinions on this issue. But I believe that even if we have made mistakes, we have served our time. Why shouldn’t we be given a chance to make a comeback?” asked Butt.