Mohammad Aamer's ban may be relaxed

A relaxation in the terms of Mohammad Aamer’s ban would allow him to train at Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) facilities ahead of its end in September 2015 © Getty Images

London: Jul 1, 2013

The conditions of Mohamman Aamer’s five year ban for spot-fixing may be relaxed to allow him to return to cricket as soon as the term is over. What this means is that he might be allowed to use the training facilities under the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) so that he can come back in September 2015 i.e. when the ban gets over.

The National reported that a five-member committee has been setup by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for looking into the matter and seeing if some of those conditions can be relaxed. Currently, he is not allowed to use any of the training facilities under the terms of his ban. However, if he is allowed to do so, he can then seamlessly return to cricket.

This comes after Najam Sethi, the interim chairman of the PCB said that he was hoping that the ICC relax Aamer’s ban. It has been reported that he brought up the matter before the members of the committee and said that they should take into consideration Aamer’s age.

Currently, it is only a recommendation and would only come in place after it is finalised.

Aamer’s ban will get over on September 2, 2015 and he would be 23 years old then. He was banned after his involvement in spot-fixing in the Lord’s Test Test against England in 2010 alongwith Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif.