Wednesday Apr 21, 2021
Former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has been signed by UK’s county team Kent for the second half of English domestic twenty20 competition Vitality Blast this season.
"Kent Cricket is delighted to announce the signing of former Pakistan international fast bowler Mohammad Amir for the second half of this year’s Vitality Blast competition," said a statement issued by Kent.
Amir will be available for seven of Kent's group stage matches and will have an option to play in the knockout rounds if they qualify.
The 29-year-old won both the T20 World Cup and ICC Champions Trophy with Pakistan before retiring from all forms of international cricket in 2020.
He had earlier been handed a five-year ban for his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal in the series against England in 2010 for his actions as a then-19-year-old.
Amir's first match could be against Essex at Chelmsford on June 25.
"I am excited to join a Kent team full of potential," Amir said.
"I have always enjoyed playing at Canterbury and I hope I will be able to help Kent win a trophy this year."