Inzamam-ul-Haq, a legend in Pakistan, has also expressed support for Mohammad Amir after the new PCB president Najam Sethi declared he had “no problems with Mohammad Amir.”
A comeback to international cricket for Mohammad Amir is relying on how well he performs during the Pakistan Super League and Bangladesh Premier League.
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Inzamam-ul-Haq Feels Mohammad Amir Should Get a Chance If He Proves His Capability
“Mohammad Amir is a good player, no doubt. If his fitness is good and if he wants to play and does well at domestic, then he should be considered for national selection for sure,” Inzamam told reporters.
Najam Sethi has already addressed the subject of Amir, who was barred for five years in 2010 due to his role in the spot-fixing controversy. Before announcing his retirement, he later made a comeback to play for Pakistan.
“Amir has been a very good performer for Pakistan and we have no problems if he wants to make himself available for selection again,” Sethi had said. “My thinking is that once a player has completed his ban, he deserves a second chance like everyone else.”
Tussle Between Mohammad Amir And Former PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja
“I think no one tainted by fixing issues should have had the chance of coming back to Pakistan cricket. If Wasim Akram’s name is in there, and he was censured for not cooperating, right? It was a borderline case. If I was the decision maker at the time, I would’ve banned them forever.
You brought them back to the system. I wasn’t in power at the time. We were told to play with them and work with them, and that was it. No one knew how to tackle that. So many people were involved in that. I don’t know what the compulsion was,” Raja had said.
“You [Rameez] are saying they launched an attack, describing the way they entered. I think they way the previous government brought you, similarly the new one brought them.“Najam Sethi had stepped down from his position quietly. He didn’t point fingers at anyone, nor did he do any paid TV interviews, where he claimed he had been done wrong. If you start counting his achievements, there are plenty. When Zimbabwe first toured in 2015-16, he was there. No one was ready to buy PSL, he ensured that it happened. The list is endless and he could have also cried on TV,” Amir said.
Raja did the bare minimum as PCB, according to the out-of-favour pacer, but spoke a lot.
“But you did nothing and talked too much. The amount of damage you’ve done from 2019-2022, I think Najam Sethi will have to work a lot to rectify them,” Amir had said.