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Amir ready for domestic comeback

Amir ready for domestic comeback
Banned left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir (in pic) has welcomed the changes made in the ICC anti-corruption code and said he is ready for a quick return to domestic cricket. ‘I am already doing intensive training to maintain top fitness and I am confident that whenever the ICC gives the clearance, I can get back into domestic cricket quickly,’ he told PTI  on Tuesday. The ICC approved its revised anti-corruption code on Monday, which makes it possible for a banned player to play domestic cricket before the end of his international ban. The amendments to the code were ratified by the ICC Board that met here for two days.

The PCB said it had pushed for the ACU code to be revised in a bid to ensure that the 22-year-old Amir is allowed to play domestic cricket before his five-year ban ends in August 2015. The PCB has maintained it had decided to plead Amir’s case because when he was caught in the spot-fixing scandal, he was just 18 and secondly he had been the first player to admit his guilt and present himself for rehabilitation.

‘I am thankful to the PCB for making so much effort to plead my case and I can assure them and the ICC whenever they need me for any anti-corruption drive I am available for them,’ Amir said.
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