ast bowler Muhammad Amir has been released from prison in England, where he was serving a six-month sentence for spot-fixing.
Once considered cricket’s most promising star, 19-year-old Amir was found guilty in the scandal that shook the cricketing world in May 2010. Amir, along with then skipper of Pakistan’s test team Salman Butt and fellow fast bowler Muhammad Asif, had taken bribes from bookie Mazhar Majeed for bowling no-balls in a test match with Australia.
Undercover reporters from now defunct British publication News Of The World secretly videotaped Majeed during transaction.
In November 2011, Amir, Asif and Butt were found guilty by a London court.
Although Amir has served out his prison sentence, he is yet to finish his five-year ban period.
Mohammad Amir released from prison – The Express Tribune