Pakistan’s left-arm pacer, Mohammad Amir, has been contacted by an important member of Pakistan’s selection committee and has been asked to be prepared for an international comeback. The selector has also advised Amir to avoid making unnecessary statements to the media that could create controversy. The report suggests that Amir will soon be asked to take back his retirement, and therefore, he needs to focus on his cricket and keep himself fit.
Amir announced his retirement from international cricket in 2020 in protest against the then-management led by Misbah ul Haq. However, after Najam Sethi took charge of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) management committee, he stated that Amir would be considered for selection if he takes his retirement back. Sethi believes that a player should be allowed to resume international cricket after completing the years of penalty for their actions.
Pakistan’s chief selector, Haroon Rasheed, reiterated Sethi’s stance in an interview with Cricket Pakistan, stating that players should focus on their cricket and avoid making statements that can cause controversy. He also added that he is not sure about Amir’s current status, but if he continues to perform, he will be considered for selection like other players.
Despite his retirement from international cricket, Amir continues to play in leagues around the world and recently represented Karachi Kings in PSL 8.
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