2 Feb 2012

Amir released from jail

11:25 am on 2 February 2012

The Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Amir has been released from jail after serving half of a six-month sentence for his part in a fixing scam.

The 19-year-old has been released from Portland Prison in Dorset.

In November, Amir and team-mates Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were jailed for a plot to bowl deliberate no balls in a Test match against England in 2010.

All three players were also given five-year playing bans.

Amir, who admitted bowling two intentional no-balls at Lord's, was named player of the series, and many cricket commentators said they hoped the teenager would be given a second chance in his career.