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Former Pakistan cricketer and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja dropped a big statement on Mohammad Amir, who reversed his international retirement recently. The 31-year-old recently made himself available for the T20 World Cup 2024, set to be played in USA and West Indies in June this year.

With fans also hopeful of Pakistan reclaiming the T20 World Cup title with the return of Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim, former PCB Chairman dropped a brutal verdict on the former, terming him a “tainted” cricketer. Speaking with a Pakistan TV channel, Raja said that if his son would have been there in such a scenario, he would have disowned him.

“My views on Mohammad Amir are very straightforward. I haven’t taken an oath to fix cricket, but I believe it’s important for society and fans to understand. When he was involved in fixing, I was commentating at Lord’s, and I could feel the intense hatred directed towards me because I was identifying the fixers. The amount of criticism I faced from the media during that time is something I can never forget,” former PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja said.

He further added that such cricketers, should not be given a second chance, adding, “Wherever tainted cricketers exist in the world, they are usually expelled. While I sympathise with them, forgiveness isn’t in my book. If, God forbid, my son had done such a thing, I would disown him.” 

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The former cricketer feels that there is no scope of improvement for such a cricketer and should be expelled, irrespective of whatsoever. Speaking of the Pakistan cricket team, the side will host New Zealand for a five-match T20I series from April 18 to April 27.