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Najam Sethi opens doors for Mohammad Amir's international comeback

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Last updated on 07 Jan 2023 | 04:50 AM
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Najam Sethi opens doors for Mohammad Amir's international comeback

The Pakistan pacer, who retired in 2020, is most likely to be available to play in the white-ball format

Newly-appointed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has opened the doors for Mohammad Amir's return from international retirement. Amir, who had retired from all formats in 2020, says that he is open for a return in white-ball cricket and will continue to stay away from Tests.

Sethi, who replaced Ramiz Raja as the PCB chief said that he has no objections over Amir's return. "Amir has been a very good performer for Pakistan and we have no problems if he wants to make himself available for selection again," Sethi said.

Former skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq too has said Amir should be considered for a comeback. "Mohammad Amir is a good player, no doubt. If his fitness is good and if he wants to play and does well at domestic, then he should be considered for national selection for sure," Inzamam said.

Former PCB chairman Ramiz Raja and Amir were not on good terms with the the former lashing out at the pacer for his critical tweets over the functioning of the PCB. Since Sethi took over, Shahid Afridi has been appointed the interim chairman of selector and Sharjeel Khan, who served a ban for his involvement in spot-fixing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been named for the ODI series against New Zealand.

After a drawn Test series, Pakistan and New Zealand will clash in a three-match ODI series, starting Monday (January 9) in Karachi.

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