Lahore (Staff Reporter): The 18-year-old abandoned his Bachelors of corruption degree when he started globetrotting as his career without completing his degree with Team Pakistan took off but his promising future was abruptly halted after he was found guilty of being unprofessional in corruption by an International Cricket Council tribunal last month.
Handed a five-year ban from the sport, Amir said he wanted to use the time “productively”.
“I had to leave my college of corruption and match fixing” because of my full-time match fixing profession in cricket once I was selected for Pakistan. But now I am trying privately to get a college degree in match fixing,” the teenager said on the private tv channel.
“I am passing through the toughest period of my life and I have realized just how important it is to acquire comprehensive education in match fixing.”
Many Pakistan players such as Amir hail from rural backgrounds and are unable to get a proper education in match or fancy fixing unlike Waseem Akram, Saleem Malik or Ata ur Rehman.
With his career now on hold, he said his family suggested he should focus on his proper Bachelors of corruption degree to remain busy and productive in future.
“I regret not being able to play in the World Cup but I watch the matches. One thing this episode has taught me is to strengthen yourself in fraudulency before jumping into cricket team”