MUMBAI - BIPIN DANI - The suspended Pakistani pace bowler M Amir is waiting for the outcome of the ICC meeting early next week when his return to the First Class cricket is likely to be announced. "We are anxiously waiting for this day when in a meeting in Dubai, the ICC is likely to announce his early comeback", Asif Bajwa, the pace-bowler's mentor, said exclusively over telephone from Lahore.

In 2015, along with Salman Butt and other pace-bowler M Asif, Amir was banned on the charges of spot-fixing. The ICC will make his path clear after the approval of a revised anti-corruption code. "Amir (without playing) is like fish without water. He wants to return and play the game with honesty", Bajwa added.

"He will have no issue. We don't bother how he would be welcome in the Pakistan dressing room. Nobody can stop him from playing now. His performance will speak. Yes, he was guilty but he had admitted his crime.

He has been punished and he has suffered a lot for almost five years. We are optimistic. He is fit enough to play at domestic and international level.

He will live up to expectation of the general public." Amir was also counseled by the PCB appointee psychologist Maqbool "Max" Babri.