The Pakistan Cricket Board is not happy with the appearance of tainted left arm pacer Mohammad Amir in a television show just prior to the departure of the national squad for England.
According to a well-placed source in the board the matter had been taken seriously since Amir didn’t inform them prior to accepting the invitation to appear in the show.
“This has happened just few days after the top PCB officials including Chairman, Sharharyar Khan and Najam Sethi had met with Amir in Lahore and briefed him clearly on what was expected off him in England,” the source said.
He said Amir had been told to give his explanation since the board and team management had worked out a plan for him limiting his media appearances ahead and during the tour to England.
The source said what had upset Shaharyar Khan and other officials was that Amir went for the show even though few days earlier he was advised to remain low key, avoid the media and show tolerance and patience while dealing with the media and opposing players and fans in England.
“He was also told clearly to improve his attitude and not antagonize his own teammates,” the source added.
The PCB filed a special case to finally secure a visa for Amir who was among three Pakistani players found guilty of spot-fixing during Pakistan’s tour of England in 2010.
The other two, former captain Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were not even considered for the England tour after English authorities conveyed to the PCB they would not be welcome in the UK this year.