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Mohammad Amir asks former PAK players to ‘move on’ from his spot-fixing scandal

Written by Rohit Pawar

Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir is tired of former cricketers calling him out for his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal in England in 2010. Notably, the 32-year-old deliberately overstepped during the fourth Test of the series against England at Lord’s after receiving directives from his captain Salman Butt.

The entire saga came out in the open through an expose by ‘News of the World’ which led to all three accused namely Amir, Butt and Mohammad Asif being jailed briefly in the UK. The trio was later banned by the ICC (International Cricket Council). While Butt was banned for 10 years, Asif for 7, Amir was banned for 5 years. 14 years later, the controversial incident continues to trouble Amir as he’s been reminded of the incident time and again by former players.

Recently, Amir opened up about the incident and stated that he has already repented for his mistake which took away the prime years of his international career and has moved on.

“I have done penance for that big mistake and if you look at my career I was banned from 2010 to 2015 and took retirement from 2020 to 2024 so I have lost nine years but I accept it all as God’s will and I have moved on,” Amir recently told media in a press conference.

Further speaking ahead, Amir talked about the criticism surrounding his return to international cricket without playing domestic cricket and defended himself by saying that he was playing Pakistan’s premier domestic T20 competition the PSL (Pakistan Super League).

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