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CricketPCB warns Mohammad Amir over promoting betting company

Srinagar: Pakistan Cricket Board has sent a warning to returning pacer Mohammad Amir to stay away from promoting surrogate betting company.

Pakistan’s Daily Jung has reported that PCB has sent a reminder to Mohammad Amir who recently took back retirement, was spotted in a social media post of a betting company recently.

The PCB has told Amir that there is a ban on signing contracts with betting companies which is why the speedster should not be part of any such promotions.

After PCB’s instructions, Amir has informed the board that the contract with the betting company was signed before he reversed his retirement but it won’t use the pacer’s pictures for promotion going forward.

As per report, Amir’s one-year contract, which included 60 social media posts, with the betting company was worth Rs12.5 million.

Amir was banned from international cricket for five years by the International Cricket Council (ICC) along with Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, in a spot-fixing case in 2010.

Amir also served half of a six-month custodial sentence in young offenders institutes in Feltham and Dorset.

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