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|Banned Pakistan cricketer Mohammed Aamer is looking forward to return to cricket.
Maqbool Babri, a psychologist who was hired by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to council the troubled cricketer, said his client appeared “positive and relaxed” despite his five year ban from the game for cheating and was hoping to return to cricket “as and when possible”.
The 20-year-old, once the hottest new international talent in Pakistan because of his blistering left-arm pace bowling, was found guilty of spot-fixing during a test match at Lord’s in 2010. He spent 3 months in a British jail and was banned from the game by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Another pace bowler Mohammad Asif and ex-captain Salman Butt were also banned in the same case and the ICC ordered them to undergo rehabilitation.
Babri was quoted saying that Aamer was upbeat in the first of 8 to 10 sessions of counseling.
“I am very surprised that he was very positive and relaxed during the first session with me on Saturday. I think that Aamer's lawyer was a positive influence on him and has guided him well,” he said.
Once compared to the great Wasim Akram, Aamer was peaking when the scenario took place. He was freed in February, while Asif was released last month. Butt is still serving his 30-month sentence. As of now, Aamer has decided not to appeal his ICC ban. But there will be a long time to go if you want to see him back on the field at all.
Babri later added that Aamer believed that he belonged in the cricket world.
“Aamer realizes that cricket is his profession and he wants to return to the game as and when possible, and during the session we moved towards enlightenment. I think he realizes that he made a mistake... and since he is very passionate about his cricket I have to make him ready for that,” he was quoted.