Mohammad Aamer promises to return as “better human” and “better cricketer”

Pakistani bowler Mohammad Aamer is eager to prove himself as a “better player and better human being” after International Cricket Council (ICC) lifted his ban and granted permission to make a return to domestic cricket with immediate effect. Aamer along with Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were handed a five-years ban for their role in the spot-fixing scandal in a Test against England in 2010.

As reported by media, Aamer expressed his joy after after his ban was relaxed, “It’s the biggest news of my life. It was the most difficult phase of my life but I am sure it’s over now and I am keen to return to international grounds.”

ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) used discretionary powers to lift the ban which was due to expire on September 2 and allow him to play domestic cricket early.

Aamer said that he never thought of giving up cricket even at his lowest points, “I have not forgotten how to bowl but now my focus on cricket will be more than before as I have to prove myself again.”