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Mohammad Amir shines as scandal-hit Bangladesh T20 collection resumes

Disgraced cricketer Mohammad Amir dazzled in his first match outdoors Pakistan in 5 years as Bangladesh’s scandal-hit Twenty20 event resumed Sunday. The event was stopped after its second version in 2013 because of match-fixing allegations, whereas Amir was banned from worldwide cricket in 2010 for accepting cash to orchestrate deliberate no-balls within the Lord’s Check towards England.

Amir grabbed four-30 together with two wickets in two balls as he underlined the expertise which earlier than the ban had prompted many to match him to cricket greats. The 23-yr-previous’s return to the highlight, nevertheless, was spoiled by Misbah-ul Haq, who smashed sixty one off 39 balls to steer Rangpur Riders to an exciting two-wicket win over his Chittagong Vikings within the opening match. Amir’s 5-yr ban led to September and he has already set his sights on subsequent yr’s ICC world Twenty20.

Misbah, who was ultimately bowled out by an excellent Amir yorker, stated he supported the pacer’s participation within the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). “For Amir, I feel it (the BPL) is sweet for him,” Misbah informed reporters in Dhaka on Saturday. “He has been enjoying home cricket. So it is a event the place he can share the expertise of a few of the worldwide gamers and see the place he’s in the intervening time.”

Misbah’s feedback got here in response to a query about whether or not he supported the view of group-mate Mohammad Hafeez, who refused a suggestion to play for Chittagong Vikings, saying he couldn’t share the identical dressing room with Amir.

The BPL, which began in 2012 as a replica-cat model of the excessive-flying Indian Cricket League (IPL), was suspended indefinitely after the second version amid revelations former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful and 4 others have been concerned in match fixing. The event, which drew expertise from around the globe, was additionally tainted by wage points, together with franchises failing to pay match charges to scores of gamers.

Almost 50 overseas cricketers, together with Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara and the West Indies’ Chris Gayle are collaborating within the event. Bangladesh cricket officers have stated the authorities will interact anti-corruption officers to deal with any match-fixing points.

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