Amir has agreed to withdraw his international retirement under one condition. According to the Pakistani media, the discarded pacer will only make a comeback to play for the 1992 World Champions if Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis are removed from the office.
“I will approach the board myself and tell them that I am available if there is a new management in place. I don’t think that the issues with current management will be resolved now because mindset doesn’t change in a day.” Amir was quoted as saying by Samaa TV.
“Pakistan Cricket Board chief executive Wasim Khan spoke with Mohammad Amir this afternoon following reports that the fast bowler had announced his retirement from international cricket. The 29-year-old confirmed to the PCB chief executive that he has no desires or intensions of playing international cricket and as such, he should not be considered for future international matches,” a PCB statement said. “This is a personal decision of Mohammad Amir, which the PCB respects, and as such, will not make any further comment on this matter at this stage.”
Amir last played for Pakistan in the T20Is in England in August this year. He ends his international cricket with 259 wickets – 119 in Tests, 81 in ODIs and 59 in T20Is.