The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made it clear that they have not ruled out the possibility of Mohammad Amir returning to international cricket, despite his retirement in 2020 following a dispute with PCB officials.
During a press conference on Friday, Pakistan’s Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq stated, “Everyone recognizes Amir’s cricketing talent. He retired, but if he expresses a desire to play for Pakistan again, the door is open for all players.”
Inzamam-ul-Haq emphasized that players aspiring to join the national team must excel in domestic leagues, and neither the selection committee nor the cricket board has a policy of excluding any player.
He stated, “If any player wishes to represent Pakistan, they must perform well in first-class cricket. Performance in this format will be the primary criterion, regardless of the player’s identity, even if it’s Mohammad Amir.”
In Lahore, during the press conference where he revealed the 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s World Cup 2023, the Chief Selector addressed speculation on social media regarding Amir’s potential return to the team. However, Amir was not included in the announced squad.