Mark McLeod, who for many years has been NZC's voice of choice for home matches against touring sides, had played a cash register sound effect during one of Amir's spells during the match at Westpac Stadium.
     
NZC CEO David White said he has since apologized to the Pakistan team and has now publicly reprimanded McLeod. The 23-year-old youngster is playing in his first international tour since serving his suspension and jail term for his role in the 2010 spot-fixing saga.
     
"I think (playing the sound effect) was inappropriate and disrespectful and has the effect of trivializing one of the biggest issues facing cricket at the moment," said White.

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"I've contacted the Pakistan team management to apologize, and to assure them there will be no repeat."
     
Amir's return to the national and international scene has seen a mixed response from the players and spectators with a few supporting him, while some publicly showing their disapproval.

Things might have been sorted between Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali and Amir through a PCB intervention after the senior players refused to play with the tainted cricketer, but spectators continue to be expressive about their stand on the pacer's return.

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