ICC to review Mohammad Amir's ban

Oct 20, 2013, 04:37 IST | AFP

Pakistan seamer Mohammad Amir's five-year match-fixing ban will be "reviewed" after a "revised" anti-corruption code has been adopted by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the global governing body said on Saturday.

Officials plan to discuss, and possibly adopt, the new code in January, a statement issued after a two-day ICC board meeting in London concluded on Saturday said.

Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir

“The ICC board was informed that a revised version of a more robust and strengthened ICC anti-corruption code will be submitted for discussion/approval at the January 2014 meeting,” said the statement.

“During the discussion, the matter of Mohammad Amir’s five-year ban also came up for discussion. The ICC board decided to review the matter in due course after the revised ICC anti-corruption code has been finalised and adopted.”

Prior to this weekend’s meeting the PCB, who have taken up Amir’s case, had set great store by the opinion of a senior British lawyer or QC that the bowler’s “unjust and perverse” ban should be relaxed to at least allow him to play first-class cricket.

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