Al Jazeera: Fast-bowler says he announced retirement in protest over ‘shabby’ treatment he received from management.
Pakistan fast-bowler Mohammad Amir says he is retiring from international cricket after being treated in a “shabby” manner and “mentally tortured” by his team’s management.
The 28-year-old, who had already retired from Tests, was not selected in the 35-member squad for the New Zealand series last month and was also overlooked for the home series against Zimbabwe.
“I don’t want to play international cricket any more,” Amir, who has previously been banned for spot-fixing, told AFP news agency.
“I was always available for white-ball cricket but I have had shabby treatment from the team management who have mentally tortured me, and that’s unacceptable.”
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed Amir’s decision in a press release.
“PCB chief executive Wasim Khan spoke with Amir this afternoon who confirmed that he has no desires or intentions of playing international cricket and, as such, he should not be considered for future international matches,” a PCB release said on Thursday.