Team management 'misused' Amir: Atiq-uz-Zaman

Sports Reporter 

KARACHI: Head coach of SSGC cricket team, Atiq-uz-Zaman yesterday lashed out at the Pakistan team management for "misusing" fast bowler Mohammad Amir, who broke down towards the end of the Test series against Sri Lanka in UAE and was ruled out of the upcoming ODI series.
"The team management did not handle Mohammad Amir properly," the departmental coach said, claiming that the bowler, who has represented SSGC in domestic cricket, was "misused" and "overworked".
"He has been playing non-stop cricket," Atiq-uz-Zaman pointed out, referring to Amir's stint for Essex in English county cricket over the past few months. "Amir has broken down. He plays with [tapes and bandages] on his body," the coach lamented.
Mohammad Amir in action against Sri Lanka
"He should only be made to play ODIs and T20s," Atiq-uz-Zaman added.
Amir was ruled out of the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka due to a stress injury in his right shin. He was taken off the field after bowling 19.3 overs in Sri Lanka's first innings on Saturday, the second day of Dubai Test.
A statement from the PCB said the pacer underwent MRI scans after complaints of pain in his shin and following the scans, he has been advised a rest of two to three weeks.