KARACHI: This is with reference to your report of September 17 titled “Spot-fixing trial: Amir finally plays with straight bat”.
When the scandal surrounding Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif first surfaced many Pakistanis came to their rescue, saying it was a conspiracy to defame the Pakistani cricket team and that the three were innocent. However, most of those who supported their players then will be crestfallen at Amir’s confession before a court in London. I just hope that he is not punished too severely and that the judge gives him a lenient sentence for his admission.
I hope he learns from this episode and starts afresh because he has a long career ahead of himself given his abundance of talent. As for the other two, the less said the better.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 19th, 2011.