|Karachi, May 31 (ANI): Pakistan cricket chiefs have held talks with disgraced paceman Mohammad Amir for the first time since his release from a British prison in February, a top official said.
Amir, 20, volunteered to meet the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as part of what the governing body said was a prelude to his "rehabilitation" after he was found guilty of spot-fixing during a Test at Lord's in 2010, reports The Express Tribune.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) banned Amir for a minimum of five years, along with pace partner Mohammad Asif and ex-captain Salman Butt.
"We have recently had two contacts with Amir during which he was debriefed and was asked some questions which we do not want to disclose in the media," PCB CEO Subhan Ahmed said.
The three players were jailed by a court in Britain for accepting corrupt payment and violation of the gambling act. The ICC tribunal, which banned the trio directed them to attend a rehabilitation process under the ICC and PCB.
They were accused of contriving to bowl deliberate no-balls in return of money.
Asif was released earlier this month while Butt is still serving his 30-month sentence.
"The debriefing was not part of the rehab, but we will soon discuss the matter with the ICC and start his rehabilitation," said Ahmed.
PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf has described Amir as "an asset" and assured his Board will do everything possible for the talented paceman's return to the game. (ANI)