Mohammad Amir’s saga in the Pakistan cricketing fraternity continues as he has turned down the board’s offer of a domestic contract. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) added Amir to the ‘A’ category of domestic contract list for the upcoming season.
The 29-year-old, however, has rejected the offer and lashed out at the board. Amir asserted that he has retired from international cricket so it doesn’t make sense for him to play domestic cricket. The Pakistani had announced a shock retirement back in December 2020.
“If I’m not playing international cricket, then what’s the point of featuring in domestic cricket. They want to control me by offering this contract but that’s not going to happen.”
“The PCB should have contacted me before including my name in the domestic contracts list. They [PCB] have well-educated people in their ranks but they still behave like ignorants,” Amir was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.
“Maybe the PCB haven’t accepted that I have retired” – Mohammad Amir
The pacer cited dressing room issues as the reason for his retirement. He has been involved in heated exchanges ever since, especially with former Pakistan players. Very recently, Amir had made himself available for selection but was ignored for the T20 World Cup.
“The PCB should give my central contract to a young cricketer to help him so that he can support his family. Maybe they haven’t accepted the fact that I have retired from international cricket, which is why they take such steps. I’m enjoying playing league cricket and spend the rest of the time with my family,” he added.
Mohammad Amir retired from international cricket having played 36 Tests, 61 ODIs, and 50 T20Is for Pakistan. He hopes to play franchise cricket and was also on the verge of securing British citizenship. This would help him to participate in the IPL.