Kent sign Mohammad Amir for T20 blast
English county cricket side Kent have signed former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir for the second half of Vitality Blast competition, the premier T20 tournament of the country.
“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,” Kent said in a statement.
Kane will play 7 matches for the side and even more if they qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament.
Amir’s arrival in the UK will be dependent on the progress of Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) which was postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic but the remaining matches are rescheduled to start on June 1, 2021.
Also the left-arm pacer will have to maintain the quarantine after arriving in the country. So, in total, he could play for Kent in their game against Essex Eagles on June 25.
The fast bowler also expressed his joy after signing for Kent. “I have always enjoyed playing at Canterbury, and I hope I will be able to help Kent win a trophy this year,” Amir was quoted in a statement shared by Kent.
Kent’s Director of Cricket, Paul Downton, said: “We’re delighted that a player of Amir’s quality has agreed to join us for the later stages of the Vitality Blast this year.”