We respect Mohammad Amir’s decision to not play for Pakistan anymore: PCB

Written by Vipin Darwade

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday confirmed that they had spoken to pacer Mohammad Amir, who has reiterated his decision to ‘not be considered for future international matches for Pakistan’.

“Pakistan Cricket Board chief executive Wasim Khan spoke with Mohammad Amir this afternoon following reports that the fast bowler had announced his retirement from international cricket.

“The 29-year-old confirmed to the PCB chief executive that he has no desires or intensions of playing international cricket and as such, he should not be considered for future international matches.

“This is a personal decision of Mohammad Amir, which the PCB respects, and as such, will not make any further comment on this matter at this stage,” PCB said in a statement on Thursday.

Mohammad Amir on Thursday was seen speaking in a video where he had said that he would quit international cricket, adding that he has undergone “mental torture” due to the way he has been treated by the senior national team management.

Amir, who announced retirement from Tests in June 2019 over workload issues, said he doesn’t want to play under the current Pakistan team management. Amir pointed out that he got a “wake up call” when he was left out of the Pakistan squad for the ongoing limited-overs series in New Zealand.

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