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'If Shakib can come back from bans, so can Amir'



Photo: Shakib al Hasan

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) newly-appointed chief selector, Haroon Rashid, stated that the retired pacer Mohammad Amir and opener Sharjeel Khan can make a comeback to the national side.

Haroon said that Amir will have to take his retirement back, in order to be considered for selection. He also clarified that there is no restriction imposed on the selection of Sharjeel and Amir.

“Amir is an excellent pacer. But the ball is in his court, not ours. If Amir wants to serve Pakistan cricket, then our doors are open for him. He will have to take his retirement back first, so we know, which players are available,” said Haroon.

“Similarly, Imad Wasim and Sharjeel Khan will also have to follow the fitness standards set and perform in domestic and PSL to make a comeback,” he said.

He further stated that Amir can also make a comeback if Shakib can return for the national side.

Shakib was banned for two years, with one year of that suspended due to him accepting all three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

The ace all-rounder was sanctioned for not disclosing multiple conversations with a bookmaker, Deepak Agarwal in 2018.

“If Shakib Al Hasan and Marlon Samuels can make a comeback after their bans, so our players, who have served their time, can also make a comeback,” he added.