PCB unhappy with Mohammad Amir’s television appearance

Prince Singh / 16 June 2016
PCB unhappy with Mohammad Amir's television appearance

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly expressed its disappointment over Mohammad Amir’s appearance on a television show just prior to the national team’s departure for their important tour of England.

According to a report coming a few days ago the top officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board had instructed the tainted left arm pacer to be on his best behaviour on the tour to England and follow each and every instruction of the team management, anti-corruption and the security manager.

And now a well-placed source in the board has revealed that the matter had been taken seriously by the board since the left-arm pacer didn’t inform them before accepting the invitation to appear in the show.

“This has happened just a few days after the top PCB officials including Chairman, Sharharyar Khan and Najam Sethi had met with Amir in Lahore and briefed him clearly on what was expected of him in England,” the source said.

The official said that the board has asked for an explanation from the pacer for the incident.

“He was also told clearly to improve his attitude and not antagonise his own teammates,” the source added.

The PCB filed a special case to finally secure a visa for Amir who was among three Pakistani players(other two were Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif) found guilty of spot-fixing during Pakistan’s tour of England in 2010.

Meanwhile, Shaharyar Khan also didn’t mince words when he spoke to the media in Karachi on Wednesday as he expressed his disappointment over the selectors’ decision to not pick Fawad Alam for the upcoming Test series and also didn’t hold back while criticising some players who were unhappy with families being allowed to travel with the team to the UK for only two weeks.

Khan also advised banned Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria to avoid speaking against the PCB while abroad. “I think Danish needs to think about what he is saying about the PCB in India. It is not a good thing what he has said and he should be careful with his statements.”

Khan said that the PCB had never discriminated against any player because of his faith including Danish Kaneria.

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