Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly decided to keep an eye on 23 old left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir’s performance in the forthcoming National T20 cup.
Amir, who has served five years of jail term after being found guilty in a spot-fixing case during the Lord’s Test in 2010.
The Dawn confirmed the news citing a Rawalpindi official, who says the Punjab province bowling sensation is working hard to come back in international cricket after a five-year ban on him ends in September.
According to the official, the PCB wants the pacer in the national team. So they track his performance during the National T20 which will start on September 1.
Amir is likely to get a chance to be part of national squad by the end of the year. If the India v Pakistan series is finally held at the at end of the year in UAE, he may play that series.
Amir will play for Rawalpindi Rams in the National T20.
Amir made his debut in 2009 at the age of 17. Before being involved spot fixing scandal he took 51 wickets in 14 Test and 25 wickets in 15 ODI.
In the first three-day match on March 13, 2015, Amir showed no sign of rustiness as he made his return after five years of the ban. He took three wickets at Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.