Pakistan's teenage pacer Mohammad Amir, who is implicated in the spot-fixing scandal that has shaken world cricket, could become an informant for the ICC [ Images ] and reveal "dodgy betting identities that corrupted him" to escape a life ban, a media report in Melbourne [ Images ] said on Tuesday.
According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, Amir is ready for the "high-risk roll of the dice that could put his life in danger."
Quoting sources, the newspaper reported that the 18-year-old fast bowler is contemplating co-operating with police and the ICC's investigations into the spot fixing and match-fixing allegations that have followed a British tabloid's sting operation on alleged bookie Mazhar Majeed.
The trio allegedly conspired to bowl no balls to order during last month's Lord's Test against England [ Images ].
"It is understood the 18-year-old wants to tell his story and possibly give evidence against Butt, Asif and other Pakistani players under investigation.
"Given his tender age, inexperience and potential co-operation with authorities, there is a high likelihood that Amir could receive a watered-down penalty compared to the life bans that could be dished out to some of the other alleged cheats," the newspaper reported.