Amir set to make county debut
After making a remarkable comeback to international cricket from five-year suspension, Pakistani pace sensation Mohammad Amir is now all set to make county debut with Essex this season. [বাংলায় পড়ুন:কাউন্টি ক্রিকেটে অভিষেক হচ্ছে আমিরের]
Essex have confirmed that Amir will make his debut against Middlesex in the Specsavers County Championship on Monday.
“Pakistan International Mohammad Amir will join Essex County Cricket Club for the second half of the 2017 campaign and compete in both the Specsavers County Championship and NatWest T20 Blast,” said a statement from Essex county.
Essex head coach Chris Silverwood is thrilled to see Amir at the club and said: “I think everyone has seen in recent weeks what a coup it is bringing him to the club.
“He is one of the most exciting bowling talents in the world and we can’t wait to see what he can do in an Essex shirt. It should be a great spectacle on Monday, with the pink ball under lights and I am sure we will be backed by a big crowd,” he said.
Amir will also be available for all NatWest T20 Blast and Specsavers County Championship matches until the end of the season.
Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday had issued a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to Amir for featuring in English county cricket later this season. Amir’s Pakistan team-mate Junaid Khan had also been issued an NOC by the PCB to play for Leicestershire county this year.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com