The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made it clear that the door remains open for Mohammad Amir, who retired from international cricket in 2020 following a dispute with PCB officials.
During a press conference on Friday, Pakistan Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq emphasized Amir’s cricketing abilities, stating, “Everyone is aware that Amir is a very good cricketer. He took retirement. But if he wants to play for Pakistan, then the doors are open for everyone.”
Inzamam-ul-Haq went on to explain that players aspiring to be part of the national team should demonstrate strong performances in domestic leagues. He emphasized that neither the selection committee nor the cricket board closes the door on any player, saying, “If any player wants to represent Pakistan, they should perform in first-class cricket. If they perform well, they will be considered, regardless of their identity, even if it’s Mohammad Amir.”
These statements were made during the chief selector’s press conference in Lahore, where he announced a 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s World Cup 2023.
Amid speculation among fans on social media about Amir’s potential return, especially with changes in the PCB’s leadership, it’s worth noting that he was not included in the squad for the tournament.