PCB selects psychologist for Mohammad Amir’s rehabilitation – Cricket News Update

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PCB selects psychologist for’s rehabilitation – Cricket News Update
The Cricket Board has hired the services of psychologist Maqbool A Babri to work with young pacer Mohammad Amir, as part of the rehabilitation process for the young pacer who was convicted, jailed, and then released after being charged with spot-fixing.
“The in a conversation with The Express Tribune. “Amir will be in a better position to help others after this programme. His ban is only on his on-field activities and the rehabilitation will start as soon as he returns to Pakistan.”
Amir’s mentor also expressed his support for the decision, saying it would benefit the young cricketer and help him in getting things back on track.
“It is a positive development for Amir,” said Bajwa. “He’s the sort of chap who learns very quickly. He’ll definitely be in a better place after working with a professional psychologist.”
The 20-year-old, who is currently in the UAE for a personal trip, was charged with having conspired to cheat and accepted corrupt payments in exchange for agreeing to bowl deliberate no-balls during a Test match against (then captain), and sentenced to six months in jail at Southwark Crown Court in November 2011. Amir was also issued a 5-year ban from the sport by an ICC tribunal.
The left-armer was released earlier this year after having served half of his sentence, and while the PCB accepted that the ban prevented Amir from cricketing activities, training or using the board’s facilities, chairman Zaka Ashraf termed the incident a huge loss of talent, and expressed the board’s intent to rehabilitate the player, and gradually bring him back to cricket. The board’s move to engage Babri (a practicing psychotherapist and a certified clinical hypnotherapist) is the first step of the process.
In addition to rehab, the youngster has also appeared in an educational video released by the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU), in regards to the dangers of spot-fixing and how to avoid involvement in other corrupt activities.



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