Former Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has lambasted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for including his name in the list of players who will receive domestic contracts for the upcoming season without his consent.
The left-arm speedster, who retired last December from international cricket citing issues with the management, who has now come out of retirement, was inducted in the A category by the board. However, Mohammad Amir has refused to accept PCB’s domestic contract.
“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. PCB should have contacted me before including my name in the domestic contracts list,” Mohammad Amir was quoted as saying by ‘Cricket Pakistan’ website.
The 29-year-old further slammed the “ignorant” decision-makers at the PCB. He reckons they should give his contract to a youngster.
“They [PCB] have well-educated people in their ranks but they still behave like ignorants. The PCB should give my central contract to a young cricketer to help him and so that he can support his family. Maybe they [PCB] haven’t accepted the fact that I have retired from international cricket, which is why they take such steps,” he added.
I’m enjoying playing league cricket: Mohammad Amir
Since retiring from international cricket, Mohammad Amir has become a freelance white-ball cricketer, plying his trade in different franchise leagues. He has featured in the Lanka Premier League, Blast, The Hundred, and the Caribbean Premier League, and is eyeing opportunities in all parts of the globe.
“I’m enjoying playing league cricket and spend the rest of the time with my family,” the 2017 Champions Trophy winner said.
Mohammad Amir retired with 259 international wickets to his name after making his debut in 2009. Since Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis, the coaches he had had issues with have resigned, there have been reports of the pacer pondering over a comeback.