Thursday, 22 March 2012 - 8:28
Amir must focus on rehab - Lorgat



The ICC chief Haroon Lorgat has said that Mohammad Amir must go through a process of rehabilitation, including educating himself and others about the perils of corruption, and not focus on the reduction of the ban imposed on him by an ICC tribunal for his involvement in spot-fixing.

Lorgat also said the ICC rules do not allow for a reduction of the five-year ban and stressed the importance of respecting the verdict the independent tribunal had reached.

In his first statement after returning to Pakistan from England on February 26, Amir had said he would not request the ICC to reduce his ban, which runs until 2015.

Lorgat said Amir should start the rehabilitation process by doing the right things.

Amir was released from custody after serving half of his six-month sentence for his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal during the Lord's Test in 2010.

Lorgat felt the ICC, the PCB and Amir, and all other stakeholders, should work together to try and ensure no other player falls prey to corruption.

He said Amir could talk, over video, to the players during the ICC Under-19 World Cup to be held in Australia later this year.

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