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Amir refuses to play for Pakistan again

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ngry Mohammad Amir appears to have called time on his international career, after telling Pakistan chiefs he no longer wants to play for his country.

The 28-year-old left-armer, who was jailed as a teenager for his part in Pakistan’s spot-fixing scandal, no longer wishes to be considered for selection.

Amir, 28, told Pakistan television channel Samaa that he “cannot play under this management”, having been omitted from the touring squad to take on New Zealand in three Twenty20s, the first of which is on Friday at Auckland.

The Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement: “Wasim Khan spoke with Mohammad Amir following reports that the fast bowler had announced his retirement from international cricket.

“The 28-year-old confirmed to the PCB chief executive that he has no desires or intentions of playing international cricket and as such, he should not be considered for future international matches.

“This is a personal decision of Mohammad Amir, which the PCB respects, and as such, will not make any further comment on this matter at this stage.”

Amir was jailed for six months and banned from playing cricket for five years for his role in the 2010 spot-fixing saga during Pakistan’s tour of England. 

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Controversy: Mohammad Amir during the Lord’s Test in 2010, when he and two team-mates took part in spot-fixing

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He announced his retirement from Tests last year and his last appearance for Pakistan was in the second of three T20s against England at Emirates Old Trafford in August.

Amir, whose international career began in 2009, featured in 36 Tests, 61 one-day internationals and 50 T20s for his country, taking 259 wickets across all formats.

Additional reporting by Press Association.


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