Pakistani players unwilling to rehabilitate tainted pacer
Tainted Pakistani pacer Mohammad Aamir’s rehabilitation process has been far from a smooth task. The talented left arm pacer was recently charged 150% of his match fees for a poor conduct during a domestic game.
To compound his woes, Aamir is facing a lot of resistance from the current Pakistani players. Several Pakistan players are against Aamir’s inclusion in competitive cricket and feel that a tainted individual shouldn’t be given a second chance.
Recently, a source said that Pakistan’s test skipper Misbah Ul Haq filed an official complain over the unruly behavior of Aamir at a training camp. “Misbah was upset that while he crossed paths with Aamer several times in the national cricket academy when the team was training there before going to UAE not once did the youngster acknowledge him,” the source said.
“In another case when the National cricket academy head coach Mohammad Akram asked Aamir to bowl to the Pakistani players in the nets, Hafeez backed out stating he was not going to play with a tainted player,” the source further added, indicating the issues for Aamir.
“The initial reports about the behaviour of particularly Aamer and Asif is not very good and the PCB is concerned,” the source said. He said the PCB had received some negative comments about the behaviour of Aamer in domestic matches.
“The board is concerned since its first priority is to be sure the three are repentant and have learnt from their bans and this does not appear to be the case so far,” the source said. “Aamer and Asif in particular don’t seem to realise the seriousness of the matter and have shown lot of attitude since their bans expired,” the source said.
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