Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) underwent a series of changes in its administration, as Ramiz Raja was sacked as chairman earlier this week with Najam Sethi replacing him. In addition, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi was Appointed as interim chief selector of the men’s team with former players Abdul Razzaq and Rao Iftikhar Anjum also being included in his panel.
As a result, a number of changes were also made in the Pakistan cricket team and it seems a previous member of the side might also see a turnaround in his international career under the new administration.
Recently, fellow pacer Wahab Riaz had hinted that Amir could be back in Pakistan’s squad. “We may see Mohammad Amir coming back to play for Pakistan once again,” Wahab was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan in an interview to Samaa News.
However, with Ramiz Raja, the former PCB chief, shown the exit door by the new government, Amir has finally broken silence on his Pakistan future.
“If Allah wills, I will play for Pakistan again. But I would like to play and perform well in PSL,” Amir told the reporters at the National High-Performance Centre (NHPC) in Lahore.
Notably, Amir has been training at the NHPC to prepare for the upcoming season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
Amir thanked the interim PCB chief, Najam Sethi, for allowing him to train at the NHPC.
Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir had last played for the side in 2020 during a T20I against England; next year, he had announced his retirement from international cricket owing to lack of chances.
Amir continued to play in County Championships as well as multiple T20 leagues globally, and it seems the pacer is now hopeful of making a comeback to the national team.