Pakistan’s Fast Bowler Retires from International Cricket

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Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir

Controversial Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir announced retirement from international cricket in protest over the “shabby” treatment he said he received from management.

The 28-year-old, who had already retired from Tests, was not selected in a large 35-member squad for the New Zealand series last month and was also overlooked for the home series against Zimbabwe. “I don’t want to play international cricket anymore,” Amir, who has previously been banned for match-fixing, told AFP.

“I was always available for white-ball cricket but I have had shabby treatment from the team management who have mentally tortured me, and that’s unacceptable.” Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed Amir’s decision.

“PCB chief executive Wasim Khan spoke with Amir this afternoon who confirmed that he has no desires or intentions of playing international cricket and, as such, he should not be considered for future international matches,” a PCB release said.

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