ICC seeks explanation from PCB regarding Mohammad Amir

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ICC seeks explanation from PCB regarding Mohammad Amir

International Cricket Council has expressed its discontentment after the suspended fast bowler Mohammad Amir, who is at the centre of the spot-fixing controversy, featured in a domestic club match played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Pakistan.
The apex body of cricket has demanded an explanation from the Pakistan Cricket Board regarding the incident. This was confirmed by an ICC spokesman on Wednesday.
“The ICC wrote to the Cricket Board on the matter on Tuesday,” said the ICC official from its headquarters in Dubai.
The teenage pacer of Pakistan- along with his new-ball partner Mohammad Asif and the then Test captain, Butt- was suspended from all forms of cricket following spot-fixing allegations against them during Pakistan's tour of England
in 2010.
The governing body had also barred the suspended trio from participating in any kind of sports activity organised by any board or its affiliates. But it was reported on Monday that Amir delivered a few overs for Pakistan Army in a domestic
club match against Rawalpindi under the supervision of, one of the coaches employed by the PCB.
The incident is being inquired by the Pakistan Cricket Board as well and it was confirmed by the PCB spokesman,
“Yes, we have come to the knowledge of Amir playing a match in Rawalpindi and we are investigating the matter,” said Sarwar.
The trio was suspended by the ICC in September 2010 under Article 2 of ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct following a sting operation by a British tabloid which claimed that Amir and Asif were bribed by a bookie Majeed for delivering
pre-planned no balls. The tabloid also alleged that the then captain Salman Butt was also part of the conspiracy.
An ICC constituted independent tribunal heard the case of the suspended trio in Doha,, from 6 to 11 January, 2011. The three-member anti-corruption tribunal, which was headed by British lawyer Michael Beloff, is due to announce its
final verdict on 5 February.
The trio, if proven guilty, can receive a minimum five-year ban and heavy financial penalties. The maximum punishment could be a life ban.
In a separate case, the trio and the illegal bookmaker are facing criminal charges for defrauding English bookmakers. Yard has been investigating the case and has so far handed over two separate reports to the prosecutors in UK.
The prosecutors will now decide on further action. The minimum punishment in the case is ten years’ detention.



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