Lahore, June 27, 2014 (PPI-OT): Last year, on request from Mr. Sethi and subsequent advice from a Queen’s Counsel in the United Kingdom sought by the PCB on Mohammad Amir’s ban, the ICC had agreed to form a committee to review its Anti-Corruption Code as under the existing code there were no provisions for early entry into cricket of a banned player.
The work on the drafting of the new ICC Anti-Corruption Code has substantially progressed with a draft clause inserted into the Code permitting a banned player to be involved in domestic matches prior to the end of his ban period. The Anti-Corruption Code will now be placed before the Board for approval soon after which the PCB will be in a position to make an application for Mohammad Amir.
PCB Chairman’s Quote:
Mr. Sethi on this occasion said: “Clearly these are some great news for the people of Pakistan. Our representation on the ExCo would ensure that Pakistan remains involved in the important decision-making concerning the game of cricket. It also reflects that Pakistan now holds an important and undisputed position within the top echelon of the cricketing fraternity. The progress on ICC amendments in ICC’s Anti Corruption Code is also very encouraging and is yet another step closer to the early entry of Mohammad Amir in cricket”.
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