ICC news March 21, 2012

Amir must focus on rehabilitation - Lorgat

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Mohammad Amir must go through a process of rehabilitation, including educating himself and others about the perils of corruption, and not focus on the reduction of the ban imposed on him by an ICC tribunal for his involvement in spot-fixing, the ICC chief Haroon Lorgat has said. Lorgat also said the ICC rules do not allow for a reduction of the five-year ban and stressed the importance of respecting the verdict the independent tribunal had reached.

In his first statement after returning to Pakistan from England on February 26, Amir had said he would not request the ICC to reduce his ban, which runs until 2015. Lorgat said Amir should start the rehabilitation process by doing the right things.

"I would prefer that the starting point should not be about whether we [ICC] could reduce the sentence," Lorgat told ESPNcricinfo in Mumbai, en route to Sri Lanka where he will release the first batch of tickets for the ICC World Twenty20. "Let that [the reduction of the ban] be the end result of a process of rehabilitation since he has now come clean, if that is indeed the case. Part of the sanction he received from the ICC tribunal was to educate himself and for him to educate others. So let us do all the necessary building blocks before we get to a point where anyone could ask, 'Does he now deserve a review?'"

Amir was released from custody after serving half of his six-month sentence for his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal during the Lord's Test in 2010. The Crown Prosecution Service had brought charges against Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif under conspiracy to accept corrupt payments and conspiracy to cheat at gambling after a sting operation carried out by the now defunct News Of the World. Butt and Asif had pleaded not guilty in court but were found guilty in November 2011; Amir pleaded guilty to the charges and did not stand trial. Amir, however, had pleaded not guilty before the ICC's tribunal in Doha in February 2011.

Life could have been different and perhaps easier for Amir, Lorgat said, had he pleaded guilty in front of the ICC tribunal in Doha. Amir had maintained he was innocent at the time. The three-man tribunal - comprising Michael Beloff QC, Sharad Rao and Justice Albie Sachs - banned Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Amir for ten, seven and five years respectively, after finding them guilty of spot-fixing. Amir's reaction to that decision was that he would appeal the ban in the Court of Arbitration of Sports in Switzerland. He later decided not to appeal.

"I find it very unfortunate for Mohammad Amir. We did provide him with lots of opportunities," Lorgat said, when asked if he was disappointed Amir did not confess in Doha. "The tribunal might have looked at it differently and who knows what decision they could have come to on sanction. It could have been a different story. I am sad for him."

In an interview on Sky TV after his release from custody, Amir said he had been tricked into bowling no-balls to order during the Lord's Test by his agent Mazhar Majeed and his captain Salman Butt. He said he did not "have the courage" to admit his guilt to the ICC tribunal.

Lorgat's advice for Amir was to not to give up and, "do all the right things." "Come into the education process and don't just give up the game," Lorgat said. "Retain your faith in the future. He must be prepared to tell his story and explain to others what they need to be careful of."

Lorgat felt the ICC, the PCB and Amir, and all other stakeholders, should work together to try and ensure no other player falls prey to corruption. He said Amir could talk, over video, to the players during the ICC Under-19 World Cup to be held in Australia later this year. "If Mohammad Amir stands up and delivers a message of caution about this murky world, people are going to sit up and listen. That is one example of rehabilitation."

Nagraj Gollapudi is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2012, 10:48 GMT

    Let him play..Who among us has never done anything wrong? I still wonder that there was a law that a person cannot be unished twice for the same crime. Why 2 punishments? one jail and the other ban, it should be one of them and since he has served jail time, the other one should be rescinded altogether.

  • POSTED BY on | March 23, 2012, 18:54 GMT

    Amir must deserve chance that he should come back in cricket pakistan never build another bowler like amir

  • POSTED BY Riz_ali on | March 23, 2012, 11:29 GMT

    why should he be allowed back? he CHEATED full stop. He did not think twice when he put on the shirt of pakistan. Letting him play will send out message to others that its ok to cheat! He should not be allowed to return surely Pakistan has more bowlers out there who can step up and take the chance. So many people go to watch Pakistan play, we pay allot to go to games and stress on results, these cheats do not care about hopes and prayers of onlookers, they only want MONEY. Hence Ban them for life. I use to be proud to see Amir bowling, not anymore. i personally would never want to see him play for pakistan again. Can he be trusted?

  • POSTED BY Sports4Youth on | March 23, 2012, 8:01 GMT

    All those waiting for the second coming of Amir, Please take a look at the first class stats of Sadaf Hussain, Rahat Ali & Mohd.Talha. These boys are taking wickets by the heaps. they average 18, 19 & 22 respectively. They surely deserve a decent opportunity at the higest level. Also Umar Gul who has a fist class average of 29 deserves to be dumped urgently. He has always dissapointed against stronger teams even though he got all the opportunities in the last 2 years. W.Riaz should not even be discussed. Start looking forward if you want to improve the standards in international level. Dont bother too much about cheaters otherwise they get carried away and thnk that they are irreplaceable.

  • POSTED BY Sports4Youth on | March 23, 2012, 6:34 GMT

    This hype of Amir is getting too much. If this hype continues then players like Sadaf Hussain, Rahat Ali & Mohd.Talha will never get a first chance. Why in the world do you want to give second chance to cheaters when there are better players waiting for their first opportunity.

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 21:39 GMT

    No crime in the world deserves two punishments In USA many baseball or football players were ban or jailed because of Rape and Killing Charges and they were back on field after serving jail or Ban. Cricket is his bread and butter. at least give him a chance to prove himself by giving him the opportunity to Play league or Club Cricket or Even Domestic

  • POSTED BY adnan_rifat84 on | March 22, 2012, 21:13 GMT

    I would like to thanks to all those Indian fans specially Rahul Dravid who also want Aamir back to cricket world, some former English players for showing some sympathy for Aamir and thanks to all those people who belongs to any country and supporting Aamir. We all must help and support those who did some mistakes and accept them and feel guilty, we must not let them down, being a human being we must show some humanity. I know Aamir will not let every body down who are now supporting him. If ICC not reducing his ban for International cricket then they should at least let him play some domestic cricket.

  • POSTED BY Haleos on | March 22, 2012, 13:42 GMT

    His ban should be increased to make an example. He is not a kid to get tricked into doing something like what he has done. The trio has played this holier than thou approach for too long.

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 12:51 GMT

    I understand ICC's stance. But cricket can not afford to lose a talent such as Amir. He not only develops interest in the game, players like him sell cricket all over the world. Besides, the message has already been delivered. If you fix you are gone. The kid has already seen prison. There is no harm in reducing the ban in my opinion as it'll do more for world cricket.

  • POSTED BY Sakthiivel on | March 22, 2012, 9:08 GMT

    @Syed Naveed Ali : If that the case then Amir might have got life ban. But we Indians love pakistan blowers. We have a huge fan following for Lala and other in india. By the way what ever great blower you produce we always get the greatest batsmen to take it over, in every era.

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2012, 10:48 GMT

    Let him play..Who among us has never done anything wrong? I still wonder that there was a law that a person cannot be unished twice for the same crime. Why 2 punishments? one jail and the other ban, it should be one of them and since he has served jail time, the other one should be rescinded altogether.

  • POSTED BY on | March 23, 2012, 18:54 GMT

    Amir must deserve chance that he should come back in cricket pakistan never build another bowler like amir

  • POSTED BY Riz_ali on | March 23, 2012, 11:29 GMT

    why should he be allowed back? he CHEATED full stop. He did not think twice when he put on the shirt of pakistan. Letting him play will send out message to others that its ok to cheat! He should not be allowed to return surely Pakistan has more bowlers out there who can step up and take the chance. So many people go to watch Pakistan play, we pay allot to go to games and stress on results, these cheats do not care about hopes and prayers of onlookers, they only want MONEY. Hence Ban them for life. I use to be proud to see Amir bowling, not anymore. i personally would never want to see him play for pakistan again. Can he be trusted?

  • POSTED BY Sports4Youth on | March 23, 2012, 8:01 GMT

    All those waiting for the second coming of Amir, Please take a look at the first class stats of Sadaf Hussain, Rahat Ali & Mohd.Talha. These boys are taking wickets by the heaps. they average 18, 19 & 22 respectively. They surely deserve a decent opportunity at the higest level. Also Umar Gul who has a fist class average of 29 deserves to be dumped urgently. He has always dissapointed against stronger teams even though he got all the opportunities in the last 2 years. W.Riaz should not even be discussed. Start looking forward if you want to improve the standards in international level. Dont bother too much about cheaters otherwise they get carried away and thnk that they are irreplaceable.

  • POSTED BY Sports4Youth on | March 23, 2012, 6:34 GMT

    This hype of Amir is getting too much. If this hype continues then players like Sadaf Hussain, Rahat Ali & Mohd.Talha will never get a first chance. Why in the world do you want to give second chance to cheaters when there are better players waiting for their first opportunity.

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 21:39 GMT

    No crime in the world deserves two punishments In USA many baseball or football players were ban or jailed because of Rape and Killing Charges and they were back on field after serving jail or Ban. Cricket is his bread and butter. at least give him a chance to prove himself by giving him the opportunity to Play league or Club Cricket or Even Domestic

  • POSTED BY adnan_rifat84 on | March 22, 2012, 21:13 GMT

    I would like to thanks to all those Indian fans specially Rahul Dravid who also want Aamir back to cricket world, some former English players for showing some sympathy for Aamir and thanks to all those people who belongs to any country and supporting Aamir. We all must help and support those who did some mistakes and accept them and feel guilty, we must not let them down, being a human being we must show some humanity. I know Aamir will not let every body down who are now supporting him. If ICC not reducing his ban for International cricket then they should at least let him play some domestic cricket.

  • POSTED BY Haleos on | March 22, 2012, 13:42 GMT

    His ban should be increased to make an example. He is not a kid to get tricked into doing something like what he has done. The trio has played this holier than thou approach for too long.

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 12:51 GMT

    I understand ICC's stance. But cricket can not afford to lose a talent such as Amir. He not only develops interest in the game, players like him sell cricket all over the world. Besides, the message has already been delivered. If you fix you are gone. The kid has already seen prison. There is no harm in reducing the ban in my opinion as it'll do more for world cricket.

  • POSTED BY Sakthiivel on | March 22, 2012, 9:08 GMT

    @Syed Naveed Ali : If that the case then Amir might have got life ban. But we Indians love pakistan blowers. We have a huge fan following for Lala and other in india. By the way what ever great blower you produce we always get the greatest batsmen to take it over, in every era.

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 8:54 GMT

    Be it 2015 or any year but i would love to see Aamer in live cricket one day... he is indeed a very talented bowler.. but he also deserves a punishment which he already got

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 8:38 GMT

    should serve penalty & then will see what happen next. he should come back if at end of his ban he is fit & inform for selection. but have to pay for mistakes .

  • POSTED BY aashanhaider on | March 22, 2012, 8:23 GMT

    Although I think that this is a harsh statement but still I believe that this tough medicine is required if we want to rid the game of corruption. Lorgat is right in saying that any reivew of the ban should be dependant on the rehabilitation Amir goes through. and as suggested it would be helpful if ICC/PCB provide a rehabilitation plan to Amir. I think that would be the best help for him.

  • POSTED BY nikuch on | March 22, 2012, 8:17 GMT

    i think ICC should also play its role in educating young crickters how to avoid corruption and match fixing. ICC should also sponsor young emerging cricketors of all the ICC test/ oneday playing countries. As most of the cricketors comes from poor families.

  • POSTED BY Anwarz on | March 22, 2012, 8:02 GMT

    I think Amir should register a record of telling his story to the most number of people before Guinness World Records officails. May be this way ICC will consider reducing the ban.

  • POSTED BY KhalidKhan.Jeddah.Arabia on | March 22, 2012, 7:57 GMT

    MUHAMMAD AAMIR HAS INDEED GOT THE PUNISHMENT FOR HIS MISTAKE.HE IS TO BE FORGIVEN.HE'LL BE A HUGE EXAMPLE FOR THE YOUNGSTERS IF HE COMES BACK TO THE NATIONAL COLORS, THEY'LL LEARN THE CLEAR CONCEPT OF MAKING MISTAKES & GETTING APPROPRIATE PUNISHMENTS. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO HARM TO BRING HIM BACK TO TEAM PAKISTAN ONCE HE SERVES THE BAN. HE HAS BEEN A VERY RARE TALENT & ONE INSIGNIFICANT MISTAKE DONE BY A TEENAGER MUST NOT RUIN THIS TALENT AT ALL.HE'LL BE A TREAT TO WATCH AGAIN WHEN GLOBAL BATSMEN WILL HOP ON HIS THUNDERBOLTS.HE WAS LURED INTO THIS MINOR MISTAKE BY SOME SEASONED CROOKS. THE PROFESSIONAL CHEATS SUCCEEDED IN CHEATING SOME TALENT OUT OF PAKISTANI CRICKET-FOLDS BUT NOW THEY'VE THEIR FINGERS VERY HARDLY CROSSED DUE TO THE INTEGRITY & GRIT SHOWN BY THE SAME DISINTEGRATED CRICKETERS AFTER THAT SPOT-FIXING SAGA. COME BACK AAMIR… WORLD CRICKET NEEDS YOU MORE THAN PAK.CRICKET TEAM…GOOD LUCK TO YOU…WE ALL WISH YOU WELL & WELCOME BACK SOON IN-SHA-ALLAH...KHALID UMAR KHAN…JEDDAH/KSA

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 7:52 GMT

    I am a Pakistani too and I am totally agreed with Lorgat that he should have to focus only on the rehab process and things will get better for him. First he will show his good character and then Let the ICC decide about his ban.

  • POSTED BY billycraven on | March 22, 2012, 7:41 GMT

    To even discuss a lesser or reduced sentence is sending the wrong message, he had the opportunity to come clean and did not. One cannot be blaming "big brother to me" scenario, you are the one to make the final decoision. Send a clear message to all, it will not be tolerated. I feel sorry for him but he knew it was wrong. Serve the sentense and come back full force.

  • POSTED BY vikramglobal on | March 22, 2012, 7:13 GMT

    sir...iam big big fan aamir ......pls come aamir

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 7:10 GMT

    Icc = BCCI... And india will not wants to see a well pace attack of pakistan.. Thats it..!

  • POSTED BY adnan_rifat84 on | March 22, 2012, 7:09 GMT

    I think ICC should make a POLL on questions of Aamir coming back to cricket. 1- Should ICC reduce his ban from 5 years to 2or 3 years? 2- Should he complete his 5 year ban and come back again after completing his punishment? 3- Should he never ever come back to cricket?

    We will come to know how many people are in favor of Aamir.

  • POSTED BY jmcilhinney on | March 22, 2012, 6:57 GMT

    @GreenBlood786, so one rule for the "rich" and another for the "poor"? Does that mean that someone like Tendulkar should be let off altogether if he transgressed? The better the player the more likely they are to be looked upon as role models so, if anything, the greater the responsibility to do the right thing. Amir's age has already been taken into account by his receiving a lighter sentence. I can accept that Amir was influenced by others whom he respected but, influenced or not, he still did the wrong thing and he knew it was the wrong thing at the time.

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 6:54 GMT

    Amir, bro you made a mistake now take it ... we are all sad for you but you have to serve the sentence..!

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 6:46 GMT

    I would like see Amir back in the action very soon, The responsibility of the justice is to show the right path not to punish. I thing Amir has pretended his mistake and will not repeat it he diid all these of his innocence. ICC have to give him a chance rather than wasting his talent by an indian fan

  • POSTED BY Ammade on | March 22, 2012, 6:40 GMT

    All the best Amir! See u in 2015. Guys! Where is Anwar Ali? Where is M. Talha? When will PCB learn? Instead of playing the 31+ year old fast bowlers why don't they bring in these two young talents, so that they can get to bowl along with Umar gul and learn something. They might not perform straight away but will be good enough in 6 months to 1 year time.

  • POSTED BY SyedOvais on | March 22, 2012, 6:16 GMT

    I completely agree with Lorgat, Aamir should concentrate on rehab and do the right things, i.e. accept mistakes in public and tell others do not indulge yourself in these activities. Go on Aamir, once you start the good work, people are forgiving, they will support you and you WILL play again.

  • POSTED BY sherishahmir on | March 22, 2012, 6:01 GMT

    Hope the exemplary punishment given to Pak players would serve the benchmark punishment to the game existing and coming crickters all across the world in future for all of their wrongdoing intentions.

  • POSTED BY jibman on | March 22, 2012, 5:54 GMT

    I am pretty positive that this ban wont last for 5 years. I am living in USA and can only talk about this country. Here even if you are a criminal and first time offender your prison time or punishment is reduced on the basis of good behavior. I am pretty much optimist that he should show his positive attitude like doing training and lecturing the other young people how to avoid this evil, or he should do some community service recommended by PCB or ICC. Definitely there are strong chances that his punishment will be reduced. After all ICC is not interested in ruining the career of young man who every one want to see playing. Rules are made to punish or shake the people not to make them hardened criminals.

  • POSTED BY Tufey_Fatos on | March 22, 2012, 5:21 GMT

    I think ICC wont review the Ban on Aamir !

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 5:08 GMT

    @Paul Rone-Clarke---- put it very sensibly and I totally agree with him. I'm a Pakistani. I don't know whether the ban should be reduced or not but one thing for sure that Amir should not think of getting a review of his ban instead he should start rehabilitation process and show ICC that he's doing what's required of him as of now.

  • POSTED BY jibman on | March 22, 2012, 4:40 GMT

    I think Amir should follow the rehab process. I am sure everyone want to see him playing. He should walk few positive steps and when the Cricket World will see him walking toward right path, ICC will reconsider his decision.

  • POSTED BY GreenBlood786 on | March 22, 2012, 3:39 GMT

    Hello Mr.Logart, PLEASE give a chance to Amir. Please consider about his age. I think he must be given a chance.... He is a good cricketer. Otherwise we will loss a great cricketer...

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 3:08 GMT

    He should be given another chance. I want him to be in the team in Sept 2012. ICC need to stop harsh on him and reduce his penalty as well.

  • POSTED BY sj55 on | March 22, 2012, 2:56 GMT

    How about something like this..." Mr. Amir, we will review your progress in the next 18 months based on a specific rehabilitation programme, at which point the governing body will consider reducing your ban". The PCB should step in to develop a structured programme for his rehab, and appoint a mentor to guide him. I believe this would be a more positive approach and less likely to lead Amir to "just give up on the game".

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 1:43 GMT

    I am a big Amir fan and I agree with Lorgat. As much as I want to see him back in action; he must go through the rehabilitation process before his ban can be reduced. Just so he can gain some more respect and understanding from the general public and his peers in the game of cricket. I just think Amir would have been the No.1 ranked bowler in all formats of the game before his untimely conviction. Weather he has the mental strength and courage to get back to where he was; remains to be seen.

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 22:37 GMT

    He's not saying they won't review. He's saying you don't start a ban with "now let's review" attitude. You show remorse, you do what's asked, then 12-18 month down the line - when you've put something back into the game maybe they say "Ok - 3 years is enough - you can play again now" If Amir is sensible this is what will probably happen.

  • POSTED BY cricpolitics on | March 21, 2012, 22:35 GMT

    They should at least let him start playing cricket at some level after he goes through the rehabilitation process otherwise he may never come back having the same talent he currently possesses.

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 22:14 GMT

    Amir, sorry dear unless lorgat goest out completely from ICC u will not get a chance...

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 22:03 GMT

    to all my pakistani brothers, as an indian, i too believe that amir should be allowed to play as he is a true talent. But just think what this is saying to other people who are also very young and extremely talented.......oh dont worry if you cheat........your so good, just say sorry and come right back in. @hasan Javed- I have to agree with your point....the double standards in the world of cricketing are stupid.

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 22:01 GMT

    I think ICC should reduce his ban as he is full of remorse for what he has done. He was just 18 when he committed this mistake, we all have done things which we shouldn't have done at that age so Aamir is no different. If someone who is guilty in this case are his senior team mates and his board who did not protect this special talent. I also believe that the game of cricket needs players like Aamir more than Aamir wanting cricket! The way he started his career it looked like he would have ended as much bigger player than Wasim or Waqar. I am a big Aamir fan, he should be brought back sooner than later.

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 21:57 GMT

    ICC should keep his age in mind . Should reduce the ban time.

  • POSTED BY hydermagsi on | March 21, 2012, 21:36 GMT

    amir come insallah when logart leave to home

  • POSTED BY wc1992 on | March 21, 2012, 21:29 GMT

    i am not sure blame whom but if you listen to his latest interview (specially if you understand Urdu or hindi )....... you CAN NOT STOp thinking he just a KID .... nothing more then that .....ICC to put 5 BAN its just a Joke.(although its ok under fair system)...because every little Kid even knows that there are number of past and CURRENT player, playing right now that are involved and have PROVED have involment with these ACTIVITIES ,,, ie shane warne, mark waugh , Suresh Raina Hrashel Gibbs ...............

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 21:11 GMT

    Mr. Logart, he must be given a chance. Amir is a good crickter, you can review

  • POSTED BY Gatok on | March 21, 2012, 21:09 GMT

    I feel so sorry for the boys. who knows when he will come back another Aamir will stand and he will not get the chance to play for national team or he might forget to bowl. may be we loss a real talent. may allah give him to retaion his form in future.

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 21:05 GMT

    This guy is a very good player and is the future of Cricket. Please reduce the years of Ban.

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 20:17 GMT

    HE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE... HE HAS LEARNT HIS LESSON...

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 20:14 GMT

    Aamir will back in pakistan colours soon inshaAllah...

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 19:19 GMT

    Most sensible words i have seen from Haron Lorgat in a while, this exactly should be the process to make mends

  • POSTED BY JohnnyRook on | March 21, 2012, 19:03 GMT

    I agree with Haroon Lorgat. Amir should be forgiven by the cricket fans and welcomed back to the field but only after he has served his ban. Thats when he will be even with the house. May be 4.5 years instead of 5 for good behavior but no more concession than that since it will set a bad precendent. He will only be 23 and can easily have a great career if he keeps training hard.

  • POSTED BY passionate_berla on | March 21, 2012, 18:59 GMT

    Well I don't think ICC is gonna reduce his ban in near future .But I would say currently there is no one like him in any cricket playing nations to match his bowling standard.He is a genuine talent. I would advice him to focus on his future & try to get rid of past.He is still young & can bounce back.Nevertheless cricket needs such a player & He will be missed.I wish him all the best for his future.

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 18:49 GMT

    ban should be reduced. this is not fair considering Shane Warne was banned for one year only with no prison sentence.. this guy has already gone through a lot

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 18:39 GMT

    make it clear. whether u guys are gonna let him back in. or u want him to do the rehab process and then u gonna say okay sorry. but u have to stay out for five years. make it clear to him at least so he'd stay in hope and do his best. come on

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  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 18:39 GMT

    make it clear. whether u guys are gonna let him back in. or u want him to do the rehab process and then u gonna say okay sorry. but u have to stay out for five years. make it clear to him at least so he'd stay in hope and do his best. come on

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 18:49 GMT

    ban should be reduced. this is not fair considering Shane Warne was banned for one year only with no prison sentence.. this guy has already gone through a lot

  • POSTED BY passionate_berla on | March 21, 2012, 18:59 GMT

    Well I don't think ICC is gonna reduce his ban in near future .But I would say currently there is no one like him in any cricket playing nations to match his bowling standard.He is a genuine talent. I would advice him to focus on his future & try to get rid of past.He is still young & can bounce back.Nevertheless cricket needs such a player & He will be missed.I wish him all the best for his future.

  • POSTED BY JohnnyRook on | March 21, 2012, 19:03 GMT

    I agree with Haroon Lorgat. Amir should be forgiven by the cricket fans and welcomed back to the field but only after he has served his ban. Thats when he will be even with the house. May be 4.5 years instead of 5 for good behavior but no more concession than that since it will set a bad precendent. He will only be 23 and can easily have a great career if he keeps training hard.

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 19:19 GMT

    Most sensible words i have seen from Haron Lorgat in a while, this exactly should be the process to make mends

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 20:14 GMT

    Aamir will back in pakistan colours soon inshaAllah...

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 20:17 GMT

    HE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE... HE HAS LEARNT HIS LESSON...

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 21:05 GMT

    This guy is a very good player and is the future of Cricket. Please reduce the years of Ban.

  • POSTED BY Gatok on | March 21, 2012, 21:09 GMT

    I feel so sorry for the boys. who knows when he will come back another Aamir will stand and he will not get the chance to play for national team or he might forget to bowl. may be we loss a real talent. may allah give him to retaion his form in future.

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 21:11 GMT

    Mr. Logart, he must be given a chance. Amir is a good crickter, you can review