Pakistan cricket bosses have held talks with the convicted Bowler Mohammad Aamer for the 1st time since he was released from a British jail in February, a top official said on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old volunteered to meet the Pakistan Cricket Board as part of what the leading body said was a prelude to his "rehabilitation" after he was found responsible of spot-fixing during a Test match at Lord's in 2010.
Aamer was banned for a minimum of 5 years by the International Cricket Council along with pace partner Mohammad Asif and ex-captain Salman Butt. He met the PCB last week. We have recently had 2 contacts with Aamer during which he was debriefed and was asked some question which we do not want to reveal in the media, Pakistan Cricket Board chief working officer Subhan Ahmed told.
The 3 players were jailed by a court in Britain for accepting corrupt payment and infringement of the gambling act. The ICC tribunal which banned the trio directed them to attend a treatment process under the ICC and PCB.They were accused of contrive to bowl deliberate no-balls in return of money. Asif was free earlier this month while Butt is still serving his 30-month judgment.
The debriefing was not part of the rehab, but we will soon talk about the matter with the ICC and start his treatment," said Ahmed.Last month Aamer appeared in an education video of the ICC's Anti-corruption and security unit, notice the future generations of how to avoid the pitfall of fixing.PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf has describe Aamer as "an asset" and assured his Board will do all possible for the brilliant paceman's return to the game.
Ahmed said Asif has not been in making contact with the PCB as he was still in England after his release. Asif has made no contact with us and as he has decided to appeal next to the ICC ban, nothing can be done before he finishes with that," said Ahmed.