Aamir will return to Lord's after serving a five-year ban from cricket.

"People always deserve a second chance in life but sport is different. We are paid to play a sport we love and are damn lucky to lead the life of a professional cricketer," Pietersen wrote in his column for The Telegraph.

"To try and gain an advantage by taking drugs or devaluing your sport by being bribed is breaking the 11th and 12th commandments. There can be no way back.”

"I understand that in the sub-continent cricketers come from villages where there is poverty and deprivation. The chance to escape the village and give their family a better life is something they will do anything for. They get the chance to play international cricket and earn massive sums of money and are exposed to temptation. But to bowl a no ball for 50,000 pound to earn more money is just greed," said Pietersen.

Pietersen was part of the Lord's Test where the spot-fixing scandal surfaced.

"The story broke on the Saturday night (day four) and we all felt sick on the final day of the game. The guys did not shake hands at the end of the Test. We felt empty when we took the wickets to win the match and did not celebrate. It was just an awful morning," he recalled.

Former England spinner Swann, who was also part of the infamous game, said Amir's return to international cricket will make him feel sick.

"Mohammad Aamir will walk out on the green and glorious turf at Lord’s on Thursday - and it will make me feel sick," Swann wrote in his column for The Sun.

"This is a man who crushed the morality of the game. And yet he is being allowed back to play at the Home of Cricket. Amir should have been banned for life for his part in the corruption scandal of 2010.

"No matter how good you are, if you sell your soul for 30 pieces of silver, you have to pay the consequences," said Swann.

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