Wisden honour not so important: Amir

Updated: 09 April 2011 12:04 IST

Pakistan's 19-year-old pacer Mohammad Amir has said that getting his ban lifted and returning to action was more important to him than his name being listed by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.

Wisden honour not so important: Amir

Pakistan:

Pakistan's 19-year-old pacer Mohammad Amir has said that getting his ban lifted and returning to action was more important to him than his name being listed by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.

"Yes, I have come to know that my name is likely to have been in the list but because of the recent (spot fixing) controversy, it has been omitted. I am indeed disappointed but can't do anything other than repenting. Possibly next time," Amir said from Lahore.

"I am unable to play the game and that is rather more important than not having my name in the Wisden," he said. When reminded him that the "next time" for him might not be before another five years the period Amir, has been suspended from playing the game the player said, "we have filed an appeal in the Court of Arbitration of Sports (CAS) in Switzerland and hopefully I will clear my name."

Wisden usually names Five Cricketers of the Year but this time listed only four. Wisden said that one of the trio was considered for the fifth spot but wasn't included because of the scandal.

Topics : Mohammad Amir Gautam Gambhir Sachin Tendulkar Sunil Joshi Cricket Kevin Pietersen Shakib Al Hasan Kumar Sangakkara
Related Articles
Fast-Returning Mohammad Amir Looks to New Zealand And Australia
Fast-Returning Mohammad Amir Looks to New Zealand And Australia
UK's 'Fake Sheikh' Reporter Who Nailed Amir, Butt, Asif For Fixing, Jailed
UK's 'Fake Sheikh' Reporter Who Nailed Amir, Butt, Asif For Fixing, Jailed
1st Test: Pakistan Fend Off Valiant West Indies to Seal Thrilling Victory
1st Test: Pakistan Fend Off Valiant West Indies to Seal Thrilling Victory
Show Comments
Advertisement