Mohammad Amir is a Pakistani fast bowler. He was banned from playing cricket for five years due to his involvement in a corruption scandal.
Amir made his debut in 2009 and was immediately seen as one of the hottest pace bowling prospects. He was the youngest bowler ot have taken 50 Test wickets.
Ban and return to Cricket
In November 2011, Mohammad Amir was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court of conspiracy to accept corrupt payments and conspiracy to cheat at gambling. His involvment in spot fixing was uncovered in a sting operation conducted by News of the World. Amir bowled no-balls deliberately in a Test match against England in 2010. Following his sentencing, Amir spent three months in Portland Young Offenders Institution in Dorset.
In 2015, Amir was allowed to return to domestic cricket before the end of his ban, which was due to expire on September 2, 2015.
He played his first competitive match in five years, for Omar Associates in Pakistan's Grade-2 cricket. Amir picked up 3 for 73 and bowled four spells on the opening day.