Mohammad Amir will now be playing grade-II cricket from 9th March for the Karachi based Omar Associates. The Pakistani fast bowler signed a contract with the Omar Associates after receiving permission from ICC to play domestic cricket under the administration of PCB. Amir is still barred from international cricket till September 2. As soon as the news of ICC permitting Amir Khan for domestic cricket hit the board, many teams expressed their interest in Mohammad Amir.
Karachi Electric (KE) and Karachi Port Trust (KPT) were also in tow to hire him but Amir Khan signed an agreement with Omar Associates, which is a private construction and property dealing company. Nadeem Omar stated that Amir deserves a second chance in his career and so we have chosen him for our team after all his issues were cleared. According to the revised anti-corruption code, banned players can be allowed to play domestic cricket before the end of their penalty, if they are able to fulfill certain criterias.
[junkie-alert style=”white”] Accordion to sources Mohammad Amir will receive Rs. 100,000 per match [/junkie-alert]
Amir has shown dedication in the last four years by completing the Anti Corruption and Security Unit Education program with the PCB and has aided investigation by giving information to PCB and the anti-corruption units. Amir has been playing for various unregistered clubs and academies in Lahore and Rawalpindi during his ban. He will be able to appear for international cricket in October for the Super Eight T20 Cup.