Azhar Ali Rejected


Azhar Ali is set to stay on as Pakistan’s ODI captain after he opted to resign due to the inclusion of Mohammad Amir at a training camp.

Azhar and former captain Mohammad Hafeez had initially refused to join the camp before opting to return.

Amir is available for selection after being jailed and banned for five years for his part in a spot-fixing scam during the 2010 test series in England.

Hafeez had indicated last month that he could not “share the dressing room with someone who hurt his country’s integrity”.

Meanwhile, a pakistani court has turned down a petition against the inclusion of Amir in the national team with the 23-year-old set to be included in the squad for next month’s limited-overs tour of new zealand.

In 2010, aged 18, Amir pleaded guilty to bowling no-balls at prearranged times during Pakistan’s fourth test against England at Lord’s.

He served half of a six-month jail term, while team-mates Mohammad Asif and captain Salman Butt served six and seven months respectively.

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