Amir, 22, was jailed for six months and banned for his part in a spot-fixing scam during Pakistan's tour of England in 2010.

"The apex cricket body's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) chairman Sir Ronnie Flanagan, with the prior approval of the ICC Board and the Pakistan Cricket Board, has exercised his discretion to allow Mohammad Amir to return to domestic cricket played under the auspices of the Pakistan Cricket Board with immediate effect," the ICC said in a statement following the conclusion of its two-day Board meetings here.
     
Amir's five-year ban for his role in spot-fixing was due to end on September 2, 2015, but he has been cleared to play domestic cricket in Pakistan.
     
Amir, then 17, delivered pre-arranged no balls at Lord's in a plot that also led to the banning of Mohammad Asif and then captain Salman Butt.
     
In the aftermath of the spot-fixing scandal, Amir admitted his guilt and showed remorse. Asif and Butt fought charges before being found guilty at Southwark Crown Court in London.

 

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