Pakistan’s former fast bowler Mohammad Amir is set to play for London Spirit in the first edition of England’s cricket competition “The Hundred.”
Amir will be joined by two overseas all-rounders, Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi and South Africa’s Chloe Tryon, who has been hired by the Spirit’s women’s team.
In hundred, a new 100-balls-per-side competition, eight franchises each with men’s and women’s team, will take part in the contest.
Amir’s signing confirms after he announced his retirement from international cricket over an issue with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Amir wrote on his Twitter account that,
“Can’t wait to be back at the home of cricket #Alhamdulillah,”
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) January 19, 2021
London Spirit is one of eight teams taking part in The Hundred, the new 100-ball competition that is intended to throw open cricket’s doors to everybody. It will take place this summer and feature eight city-based teams from Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Southampton, and two in London.
There are almost 100 players who have now signed for the highly exciting competition. The remaining retained men’s players will be announced on Thursday 4 February however the women’s squads will continue to be confirmed in the upcoming months.