Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Amir is set to play for Lord’s-based London Spirit in this year’s debut season of English cricket’s Hundred competition, it was announced on Tuesday.
“Can’t wait to be back at the home of cricket #Alhamdulillah,” he wrote on Twitter while sharing his excitement.
The coronavirus forced cricket chiefs to delay last year’s launch of the Hundred, a new 100-balls-per-side tournament consisting of eight franchises, each with men’s and women’s team.
Amir last month announced his international retirement in protest over the “shabby” treatment he said he had received from the Pakistan management. The player, however, was happy with the news of his signing.
Now Mohammad Amir will be joined by Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi, with another overseas all-rounder, South Africa’s Chloe Tryon, signing for the Spirit’s women’s team.