Aamer played in an unofficial club match, discloses PCB


Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Friday informed the International Cricket Council (ICC) that suspended player Mohammad Aamer had competed in an unofficial club game.

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In a media release issued Friday, the PCB said that it has informed the ICC about its findings regarding Aamer’s participation in a club match in Rawalpindi.

“PCB has probed the alleged participation of suspended cricketer Mohammad Aamer in a match in Rawalpindi and submitted a report to the ICC on the matter. The match that Amer bowled in was an unofficial match between two club sides that are not registered with the Rawalpindi Cricket Association,” said the PCB release.

“It was also found that no PCB official was present at the venue when the player took part in the game. Furthermore, the team sheets prepared prior to the match did not contain Mohammad Aamer’s name nor was his name was listed with any team participating in the tournament. This game was not part of any official tournament,” it said.

“PCB has again advised all regional bodies to ensure strict compliance of the ICC directives regarding the status of the three suspended players,” the statement concluded.

Aamer, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt were provisionally suspended by the ICC last September on charges of spot-fixing. According to ICC regulations, the suspended players cannot take part in any cricket activity that comes under the umbrella of the PCB or its affiliated units.