Mohammad Amir’s return to Lord’s will make me feel sick: Graeme Swann

first_imgFormer England spinner Graeme Swann has admitted that Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir’s return at Lord’s later this month will make him feel sick.The 24-year-old, who served a prison sentence in the United Kingdom and a five-year suspension for his role in the 2010 spot-fixing case, will aim to erase his sordid past when he will resume his Test career at Lord’s– the scene of the fixing scandal. (Also read: Amir can lead Pakistan attack in England: Akram) Amir, along with former skipper Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, were then found guilty of various offences of corrupt behaviour during the Lord’s Test between England and Pakistan in August 2010 by the independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal in February 2011. (Also read: Akhtar advises Amir to remain humble on England tour)But Swann, who was part of  the England team that played the Lord’s Test, said in his column in a London-based daily that the International Cricket Council should have set a better example by banning Amir for life. (Also read: Pakistan Cricket Board fumes as Mohammad Amir appears on TV show)SCATHING ATTACK “Mohammad Amir will walk out on the green and glorious turf at Lord’s on Thursday – and it will make me feel sick,” Swann was quoted as saying by”This is a man who crushed the morality of the game. And yet he is being allowed back to play at the Home of Cricket.”If you want to protect the integrity of the game, help cricket grow and inspire youngsters, there can be no place for corrupt players. You must have proper deterrents.”advertisementlast_img read more