‘Amir should get some matches under his belt’


Former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram thinks left-arm quick Mohammad Amir should play a full season of domestic cricket before thinking about making a comeback into the national side.

An 18 year-old Amir was banned for five years for spot-fixing in 2010 but has started to make his comeback towards playing competitive cricket again.

Akram, who is probably the greatest ever left-arm paceman to play cricket, thinks Amir still has time on his side to make an impact for Pakistan.

The now 49 year-old Akram said: "I think he (Amir) should concentrate on domestic cricket for a full season before he thinks about playing international cricket again.

"Amir should get some matches under his belt and get some wickets and then come back to international cricket."

The ICC has also announced that Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, also found guilty of teh same offence in the same match in 2010, will be eligible to play on 2 September.