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Some not comfortable about playing with Aamir: PCB chief

PTI November 27, 2014 20:50 IST

Karachi: The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan has revealed that some players in the national cricket team are not keen on playing with banned pacer Mohammad Aamir again.

In an interview to a private television channel, Shaharyar said, "What the former players are saying about allowing him to return to international cricket holds weight and we have got murmurings from the dressing room as well that some players are not comfortable about playing with him again."

The PCB chief said it was a wrong impression that the board wanted to rush back Aamir into the national team.

"Our point is clear...No decision has been taken on allowing him back into the national team. At the moment we are following a process of the International Cricket Council to allow him back into domestic cricket before his ban ends as per the revised anti-corruption code," he said.

Shaharyar insisted it had to be first seen if the ICC even cleared Aamir to resume playing domestic cricket as his ban officially ends only in August, 2015.

"We don't want to rush things in this case and we will first see what happens if he gets permission to resume playing domestic cricket," he pointed out.

Aamir, along with Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, was banned for a minimum of five years by a anti-corruption tribunal of the ICC in early 2011 for spot fixing during a Test in England.