Salman Butt has displayed tremendous form ever since comeback    AFP
Salman Butt has displayed tremendous form ever since comeback AFP

Rameez Raja continues to remain Pakistan’s voice against corruption. The former Pakistani captain is against Salman Butt being allowed back in the national side. Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq recently told in a press conference, He [Butt] is playing very well after his comeback and we are considering him. He was there in our high-performance camp and he was exceptional. It s fantastic to see that a player has been out for five years but still maintained a high standard of fitness.

Rameez also pointed fingers at lenient bans imposed on players who were found guilty in PSL spot-fixing scandal. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has banned six cricketers. While Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif have been banned for five years each, Mohammad Irfan has been handed a one-year ban.

A disappointed Rameez tweeted: Going in circles in cricket corruption- PSL guilty players fined leniently while rogue Salman Butt is green lighted to play for Pak again.

Rameez was also against the return of Mohammad Aamer to the national side.

My take on tainted cricketers remains the same over the years. We have suffered a lot in their hands and they don t need any mercy, they don t need any second chance, Rameez was quoted as saying by Sport 360. I can only raise my voice and I have got a certain opinion and one which I will stick by with my principle. When you play for your country, it s an honour. There should be 11 people who are looking to win you the match. Suddenly you find that eight of them were trying desperately to win you a match and three who were conspiring to lose you the game. That experience can only be felt by a player who is actually part of such a scenario.

After serving his five-year ban, former captain Butt has impressed in the domestic circuit. Not only he has impressed Inzamam and other selectors but also the likes of Waqar Younis and Misbah-ul-Haq. However, Rameez has his opinions firmly rooted and backs them: Pakistan had to regain its status after being thrown into this situation. Under Misbah they have now resurfaced and it was a tremendous achievement by Misbah and his men. For me, two-and-a-half years of cricket jail-term is [sic] nothing. So in my book, all these players should not be given another chance.