LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan on Friday approved the inclusion of Mohammad Amir in a fitness camp. According to PCB officials, Amir’s selection for the tour of New Zealand will depend upon his visa clearance. The clearance came despite objections from some former players about his tainted past over spot-fixing issue. Former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed said that it was too early to call up Amir in the national team.
On the other hand, legendary cricketer Wasim Akram backed the talented pacer, saying that he performed well in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). “Aamir has already completed his five-year ban imposed on him by the ICC over spot fixing,” Wasim said, adding that he deserves another chance. Earlier, national selections mulled over selection of players natters pertaining to the fitness camp. The camp will be set up on December 21 ahead of series with New Zealand and Twenty20 World Cup.