KARACHI- Sindh High Court today dismissed a legal petition seeking a life ban on fast bowler Mohammad Amir , just weeks after he returned to domestic cricket following a spot-fixing suspension.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) gave permission for the left-armer to return early to domestic cricket from his five-year ban over the spot-fixing episode in a Test against England in 2010. Lawyer Rana Faizul Hassan filed a petition in the Sindh High Court in February calling for the 22-year-old to be banned for life to stop him damaging the image of Pakistan and cricket.

But the court threw out the application after Hassan repeatedly failed to show up for hearings. “The Sindh High Court today rejected my petition of demanding lifetime ban on Mohammad Amir on non-persecution basis,” Hassan told.