I was not aware about the clauses of my suspension: Aamir

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Karachi, Jan 27 (PTI) Suspended Pakistan pacer MohammadAamir said he was "not aware" of the clauses of his suspensionafter being hauled up by the PCB for playing in a club levelmatch in Rawalpindi, which forced the board to give anexplanation to the International Cricket Council.

Aamir, who remains suspended alongwith team-mates SalmanButt and Mohammad Asif for their alleged involvement inspot-fixing, bowled five overs in a friendly club level matchwhile under suspension earlier this week.

"Look it was all a misunderstanding and that is all, andI have already sent my reply to the PCB about the whole issueand made my position clear," Aamir said.

He confirmed the board had asked him for an explanationfor playing in the match that was held between Army and a clubside.

"I had no intention of violating the terms and conditionsof my suspension, especially when I know that the ICC tribunalis due to give its verdict on February 5. But I really was notaware about the clauses of my suspension," Aamir said.

"It was a club friendly and the PCB had nothing to dowith it and that is why I played. I have sent my explanationto the board," he said.

Aamir claimed that he was unaware that the ban on himapplies to even club level cricket.

Aamir''s lawyer, Shahid Karim, who is representing him inthe spot-fixing allegations case, said he was not aware of thebowler taking part in any match.

"I think he acted rashly and should not have played evenin the friendly, especially since the conditions governing thesuspensions on the players are very clear and strict. Andsecondly, he made a mistake by playing as the verdict is alsodue next month," Karim said.

The lawyer confirmed that the bowler was now concerned,but sent his reply to the board.

"I just hope that this matter is now closed as far as theICC and PCB are concerned," he said.

Pakistan''s former players believe that the country''sbiggest loss would be if Aamir is found guilty by the ICCtribunal, with the legendary Imran Khan saying that the teamwould miss the left-armer''s services in the upcoming WorldCup.

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