Pakistani pacer 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.
He 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.
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, 28, last month announced his international retirement in protest over the “shabby” treatment he said he had received from the Pakistan management.
It was at Lord’s where the gifted left-arm quick’s Pakistan career first came to a shuddering halt in 2010, when he was handed a five-year ban for his part in a spot-fixing scandal.