• Pakistan Cricket: Mohammad Amir returns after five-year ban

    by  • January 2, 2016 • Cricket

    The left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir has been returned to the Pakistan’s ODI and Twenty20 squads after completing a five-year ban for spot-fixing.

    The 23-year-old, who was accused for the deliberate bowling of no-balls during a match against England in 2010, has earned a recall in T20 international squad for the upcoming tour of New Zealand, begins on January 15.

    Amir took to Facebook to show some gratitude after getting named in the limited-overs squads for the first time since his spot-fixing ban. 

    I would like to thank everyone for their patience and support. God almighty has blessed me with a opportunity to wear…

    Posted by Mohammad Amir on Friday, January 1, 2016

    The three T20s will be played in Auckland, Hamilton and NZ’s capital Wellington, before the ODIs kick off from January 25 in Wellington, Napier and Auckland.

    Pakistan squads for NZ tour:

    ODIs: Azhar Ali (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sohaib Maqsood, Zafar Gohar, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir

    T20s: Shahid Afridi (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Aamer Yamin, Sarfraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Mohammad Rizwan, Saad Nasim, Mohammad Amir