No other team in world cricket has faced the amount of humiliation like Pakistan. The cricketers have often been seen resorting to match-fixing to earn money in an otherwise terror plagued Pakistan. Thanks to the Pakistan Super League, now things are looking up for the young, promising Pakistani players. Salman Butt, the dashing left-hander, was at the wrong end of spot-fixing when he apparently asked Mohammad Aamir and Mohammad Asif to overstep and bowl a no ball.
In fact, with reports coming in, we get to know that he may even play the Test series against West Indies in April. Salman Butt is now 32 and can still play four to five more years of solid cricket.
“Now the PCB has given its clearance and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has had a discussion with the national team’s head coach Mickey Arthur about probable selections for the Test series in the West Indies and Butt’s name has been discussed seriously,” a well-informed source told PTI.
It is highly unlikely that he would be asked to come for practice before the team for the Windies Test is announced.
The ban on Salman Butt expired in September 2015 and after that, he has been notching up good performances. Aamir is already back in the greens post his clearance.
The PCB has shown an inclination towards getting the southpaw back representing Pakistan. From a personal point of view, Salman Butt would be eyeing a great Champions trophy 2017 in England. Butt will be looking to make the most of the lost time.