Suspended Amir ‘desperate’ for international returnBy ANI
Monday, November 15, 2010
LAHORE - Suspended Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has said that he is “desperate” to play international cricket once again.
Amir, Test captain Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, were suspended in September after a British tabloid alleged that they were involved in ’spot-fixing’ the Lord’s Test against England in August.
“I am really missing not playing for my country and I am absolutely desperate to return to the side once the ongoing issues have been resolved,” the Daily Times quoted Amir, as saying.
“I pray that everything turns out well for me. I have been watching the matches against South Africa on television and it hurts so much when we lose and I can’t do anything about it.”
“This spell away from cricket has really hit me hard and I pray and hope that my pain at not being allowed to play cricket ends soon,” he added.
Earlier, the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s code of conduct commission, headed by Michael Beloff, had upheld the trio’s suspensions after a two-day hearing in Dubai.
The innocence or guilt of the players will now be judged at an independent tribunal to be held in Doha in January. (ANI)