Updated: January 3, 2016 5:53:45 pm
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum says convicted spot-fixer Mohammad Amir should be given “the benefit of the doubt” and allowed to play for Pakistan in limited-overs matches in New Zealand this month.
Amir has been named in the Pakistan squad which will play three Twenty20 and three one-day games against New Zealand over the next three weeks but his participation depends on New Zealand immigration officials allowing him a visa.
The fast bowler was only 18 when he handed a five-year ban from cricket in 2011 for his involvement in spot fixing. He also served three months of a six month prison term.
His ban, imposed by the International Cricket Council, has now ended and McCullum said Sunday he should be allowed to resume his career.
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