PCB source: Amir apologised to Pakistan team


A source in the Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that paceman Mohammad Amir has apologised to the national team for his misdemeanours at a training camp in Lahore.

According to the source, the meeting was arranged by Pakistan coach Waqar Younis after senior players Mohammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali initially refused to attend the camp because of the presence of Amir.

Amir has recently returned to competitive cricket after serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing in a Test match and was included in the Pakistan training camp after string of impressive performances at domestic level.

The PCB said: "It was a very emotional moment because Amir was aware there was lot of tension in the camp because of him and at the meeting he broke down in tears.

"He said he was sorry for what had happened and again apologised to everyone at the meeting.

"He then said if anyone felt he didn't deserve a second chance he would leave the camp straightaway as he didn't want any more damage caused to the spirit and unity of Pakistan cricket.

"Hafeez also got emotional and hugged him and said everything was forgiven."