The dusty strip of ground is as far from the grand rooms and hallowed turf of Lord's as you can get. But this is where cricket prodigy Mohammad Amir's searing pace was first unleashed, as he honed the skills that have made him one of the world's most feared fast bowlers aged just 18. Impoverished residents in his home village idolise him after watching his match-winning heroics on a fuzzy portable TV. But today his friends and old neighbours are trying to make sense of his involvement in the betting scam at Lord's that has rocked cricket. Yasir Mirza, 27, who captains the village team, insists his pal must have been tricked or pressured into bowling the no-ball that exposed the scandal.