Public response to Amir “good so far”

PCB staff also doubly vigilant

By  Muhammad Asif Khan

KARACHI, PAKISTAN 4th July 2016: It was expected that on this England tour, Pakistan fast bowler Muhammad Amir would be facing adverse reception from the local crowd, however, a source within Pakistan camp, revealed that so far the young pace-man had been enjoying good response from the general public. “So far so good, he [Amir] has not been booed by the general public yet as was expected before embarking on this trip”, said the source

“In fact the general public has been very friendly with Amir so far”, added the source

Muhammad Amir is touring England for the first time after the notorious spot-fixing scandal of 2010 when he, along with Salman Butt and Muhammad Asif, was caught for his involvement in spot-fixing during a Test match, between Pakistan and England, at the Lord’s.

Muhammad Amir was slapped with a 5-year suspension and now he is all set to resume his Test career at the Lord’s – the same venue where he played his last test – from July 14th.

Moreover, the source also revealed about the vigilance from the PCB staff and said that Amir’s recent interview with Michael Atherton was intercepted a number of times. “Yes, the PCB staff has been keeping a strict eye on Muhammad Amir. Even during the recent interview with Michael Atherton the proceedings were interrupted a number of times by a PCB representative present there”, the source revealed

 

 

The writer is a Pakistani sports journalist & tweets @mak_asif

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