PCB seeking legal advice from Queen's Counsel in England to reduce Aamir's ban

Islamabad, Sept 22 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly sought legal advice from the Queen's Counsel in England in a bid to reduce the five-year ban on fast bowler Mohammad Aamir.

Interim PCB chairman Najam Sethi is intent on having Aamir back in domestic cricket as soon as possible and wants to seek legal opinion to find a way for the cricketer to return to competitive cricket ahead of schedule, although the ICC has no clause in their procedure to reduce Aamir's ban.

According to the Daily Times, although a five-year sentence is the minimum penalty under the ICC code, the PCB is still seeking a ban reduction for Aamir to ensure that he is completely ready to make a comeback as soon as his ban ends.

The report mentioned that a five-member ICC committee, which was set up in July to review the anti-corruption code, is looking into relaxing certain conditions of the five-year ban imposed on Aamir.

Any recommendation, if made, is only likely to be granted in the final six to eight months of his ban, with the report adding that the current recommendations ensure that Aamir is not allowed to train alongside his former national teammates. (ANI)


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