Lahore: In a startling confession made by “tainted” Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir, the 19-year old gave out a statement to the Pakistan team management that he was “lured” into the spot-fixing scandal by former skipper Salman Butt.
Amir also confessed that he never wanted to be a part of the fixing-scandal that rocked Pakistan’s Test tour of England, and that he was forced into the scam by Butt, who is also under the fixing scanner.
The Pakistan team management, however, have continued to deny the charges till date.
But Amir’s revelations have given a different turn to the entire situation.
“Amir told the team management that he wasn’t aware of the gravity of the situation and also claimed that he just followed Butt’s instructions,” revealed a well-placed source.
Amir, regarded among the world’s best emerging fast bowlers, has received a lot of sympathy from various quarters, after he was suspended by the ICC following allegations that he and Asif had bowled deliberate no-balls during the fourth Test against England at Lord’s on the orders of match-fixers.