Video - New PCB Interim Chief In Positive Mood

Najam Sethi was appointed as interim chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board earlier this month and one of his first goals is to ask the International Cricket Council (ICC) to allow banned fast bowler Mohammad Amir to play international cricket again.

Amir is has served more than half of a five-year ban imposed by the ICC and has already served a custodial sentence in England for his part in the spot-fixing controversy in 2010.

Sethi will attend ICC meetings this week in London where he hopes to state Amir's case.

"As you know he is a great star, but unfortunately he is under a ban. I am promising that I will try my best to convince the ICC and request them," he said.

"Please, you have banned him for five years. He's such a young cricketer. Two-and-half years have passed now, so this is time to show some concession towards him."

He also hopes to try to convince authorities that it is safe to play international cricket in Pakistan with teams unwilling to travel following the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team which left eight people dead and several more injured.

Video courtesy of SNTV

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