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Reservations exist over Amir as PCB chief ‘sorts out’ matter

Reservations exist over Amir as PCB chief ‘sorts out’ matter

Reservations exist over Amir as PCB chief ‘sorts out’ matter LAHORE: While Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar M Khan stated on Saturday that the turmoil created due to the refusal of Pakistan’s two key players Azhar Ali and Muhammad Hafeez to train alongside tainted paceman Mohammad Amir has been amicably resolved, it seems that both the players still have some serious reservations on the issue. Talking to media here on Saturday morning, the PCB chairman said that he had met the three players — Amir, Azhar and Hafeez — and after listening to their versions, sorted out the matter.“I believe some of the reservations of Azhar and Hafeez are genuine, but some are not and now they have also understood the situation and are coming to join the fitness camp,” said Shaharyar. “Inshallah we will move forward to get better results for Pakistan cricket and there will be no such issue in the future.” However, Haeez later spoke to the media and said: “Yes, I have pardoned Amir and have agreed to join the camp. However, my basic stance remains the same that those who betrayed the nation should not be allowed to represent the country again.” Sources also claimed that Azhar has made up his mind that he will not lead Pakistan team in the ODIs against New Zealand, if Amir is selected in the squad. Meanwhile, Shaharyar also admitted that the PCB had committed a mistake when the committee which was assigned to liaise with the other players over Amir’s issue could not convey the real situation to him (PCB chief) well in time. “Yes, that was a mistake, but I also told [...]