The International Cricket Council (ICC) <span data-term="goog_1103532571">on Thursday</span> granted permission to banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Aamer to return to domestic cricket with immediate effect. Along with Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, Aamer was handed a five-years ban for the spot-fixing scandal in a Test against England in 2010.<p></p><p></p>The 22-year-old was banned and was also jailed along with others by a UK court in 2011. The governing body revised the players' code of conduct in November last year, adding a provision that allows a banned player to play in domestic games a certain period prior to the end of the ban. The change had prompted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to file an appeal with the ICC to be lenient on Aamer.<p></p><p></p>Before the ban, Aamer was considered to be one of the greatest finds in Pakistan cricket. The ICC statement said that his five-year ban was scheduled to expire on <span data-term="goog_1103532572">September 2</span>, but the 22-year-old could return to domestic cricket with immediate effect.