Tainted Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir is likely to feature in the Big Bash League later this year. Amir has been in the news recently for his performances in competitive cricket post the five year ban imposed on him by the ICC for spot fixing charges. The five year ban was due to end in September this year, but the PCB requested the ICC to allow Aamir to atleast play in the domestic circuit. Amir has bowled well for the Rawalpindi Rams in the ongoing domestic T20 competition in Pakistan and he will be eligible to play international cricket once his ban is done and dusted in September.
As per the reports emerging from Down Under, a noted former Australian player recently got in touch with Aamir’s manager. The reports said that the Melbourne side was keen to have Aamir in its arsenal. If this is to be true, then Amir’s career will receive a major boost.
A source close to Amir was quoted saying, “The manager was told that apparently the Melbourne team was interested in having Amir play for them in the Big Bash this winter.”
When Amir was handed the ban, several Australians who played against him spoke in his defense. Shane Watson, the Australian all rounder said back then in 2010 that Aamir was young and not mature enough to understand the dire consequences of spot fixing. Watson also said that the pacer who was a teenager back then should have been pardoned.