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Not even considered for PSL, Muhammad Amir still in torment

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SPORTS DESK: Talented left-arm pacer Muhammad Amir’s name has been excluded form highly anticipated Pakistan Super League (PSL), reports.

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The Pakistani fast bowler, who was banned in 2010 over match-fixing, has now been dismissed for the PSL following not being given international comeback by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The reports related to the final list of players participating in the league does not have Amir’s name.

“Muhammad Amir was included in the initial list of players however he was dropped by the board after objections by several cricketers,” the report reads.

Interestingly, chief head of the league Najam Sethi expressed his wish to see Amir play T20 league to prove himself to make a comeback to the national side; however, the pacer has insufficient support from the entire board.

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Number of other players, especially former, have also expressed their wish to see Amir in action. Former Test captain Waseem Akram said in this regard that Amir should be given a second chance.

On the other hand, PCB chairman Shahryar Khan said about Amir’s fate: “We will tell Amir that people will notice his behavior. His performance has been very good recently. He is knocking on the door for a recall into the national side. There are small complications in his return but we will forge a policy to counter them.

About his inclusion in the side, chairman said: “If the chief selector names him in the team, we will ask the Board of Governors to give him a positive nod.”

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