Amir selected for Pakistan training camp

Pakistan have added fast bowler Mohammad Amir to their 26-man fitness camp roster ahead of the tour to New Zealand, paving the way for his international comeback after nearly six years out.

Amir was one of three Pakistan players convicted of match fixing in 2010, and he was banned for five years. He made his domestic comeback in March this year, and at 23 is still considered a bright prospect.

It's been a controversial road back for the youngster, with senior players like Mohammad Hafeez making no effort to hide their disdain, but Amir has promised to respect the team.

He said of the camp selection: "I promise that I will do my best to respect the prestige of the green cap and Pakistan shirt."

Amir was the leading wicket-taker in the recent Bangladesh Premier League, and said he would convince his colleagues of his worth "with my performances and with my acts".

Pool of 26 players: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sharjeel Khan, Azher Ali, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Umer Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Bilal Asif, Sohaib Maqsood, Amir Yamin, Wahab Riaz, Anwer Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Umer Gul, Rahat Ali, Junaid Khan, Ruman Raees, Immad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Saad Nasim, Mohammad Amir

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