Mohammed Aamer was banned in 2010 for spot-fixing © Getty Images
Mohammed Aamer was banned in 2010 for spot-fixing © Getty Images

Pakistan’s banned left-arm pacer Mohammad Aamer could feature in the Australian Big Bash League (BBL) tournament later this year. Aamir, 22, whose five-year ban for spot fixing ends in September this year, is already playing domestic cricket with the special permission of the INternational Cricket Council (ICC). Mohammad Aamer targets ICC World T20 2016 for international comeback

A source close to the player said that a top former Australian player had got in touch with Aamir’s manager recently. “The manager was told that apparently the Melbourne team was interested in having Aamir play for them in the Big Bash this winter,” the source said. Mohammad Aamer grabs wicket off first ball during Rawalpindi Rams-Abbottabad Falcons match in Haier Super8 T20 Cup

The source made it clear that while Aamir was interested in the offer nothing was final as yet. “It is still early to say what happens because Aamir is very keen on making himself available for national selection as soon as his ban officially ends in September,” the source said.

Aamir, who is currently playing in the national super eights T20 event in Faisalabad for Rawalpindi and has bowled impressively, had said that his main priority was making a comeback to international cricket. Mohammad Aamer advised by PCB to avoid media interactions