Aamir's ban could be extended if found guilty: Reports

Pakistan pacer Mohammad Aamir is already serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing Getty Images

London: Jun 10, 2011

Pakistan pacer Mohammad Aamir’s five-year spot-fixing ban could be extended if the ICC finds him guilty of breaking the terms of his suspension by turning up for a Surrey club game here.

The 19-year-old has insisted that he was under the impression that the match was not competitive cricket but it remains to be seen whether the argument would hold ground in the ongoing ICC investigation.

“Mohammad Amir could have his five-year worldwide ban for spot fixing extended after breaking his suspension by playing club cricket in Surrey last weekend,” reported ‘The Daily Mail’.

Aamir turned out for Addington 1743 against St Lukes in a Surrey League division one fixture on June 4.

The ICC is investigating if that was in violation of the terms of Aamir’s ban.

“I asked the club representatives if the match fell under the jurisdiction of the ECB and they informed me that the match did not. I spoke to several club representatives about the issue and they all told me that it was a friendly and therefore would not contravene my ban from the ICC,” Aamir has stated.

“I was informed that I was fine to play. I would not be stupid enough to knowingly play in a match that I knew would contravene my ban.”