The five-member ICC sub-committee will review whether certain clauses incorporated in Mohammad Amir’s five-year ban for indulging in spot-fixing can be relaxed in order to allow the pacer an opportunity to use PCB’s training facilities.
“The ICC, during the annual conference week, constituted a five-member committee that will review and recommend amendments to the ICC Anti-Corruption Code, and on recommendation from the PCB, will also provide its suggestions to the ICC board on Mohammad Amir’s ban,” a PCB spokesman told ESPNcricinfo.
The ICC is unwilling to the reveal the names of those in the sub-committee.
Regardless of the recommendations from the committee, Amir will not be able to play club, domestic, or international cricket, and will not train with the national team.
The only significant allowance that could be made is that he could regain access to PCB’s training facilities.
According to sources, PCB made the request to the ICC only because Amir had complied with conditions of the ban: not committing any further breach of the anti-corruption code and undergoing the ICC’s educational and rehabilitation programme.
Amir will be available for national selection from September 3, 2015, and the PCB sought the relaxation of some terms so that he could be ready to play as soon as his ban ends, rather than spend more months in training.
Salman Butt, the Pakistan captain who was banned for ten years by the ICC on charges of spot-fixing during the Lord’s Test in 2010, had made a similar request in a personal capacity two days before the ICC’s annual conference. His case, however, was not accepted as it was believed that Butt had not fully complied with the ICC’s conditions.