Former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir was Tuesday signed by English county Derbyshire as their abroad participant.
The county membership, headed by South African-Australian cricketer and former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur, has secured the ex-international quick bowler’s providers confirming to take him onboard by way of a social media announcement.
“Derbyshire have signed former Pakistan quick bowler, Amir, as an abroad participant for the primary half of the 2024 season,” a tweet by the cricket membership learn.
Earlier, English media reported that Amir can be signed as an area participant.
In accordance with The Telegraph, Amir, 31, who took retirement from worldwide cricket in 2020, is about to amass his UK citizenship subsequent 12 months attributable to his marriage to a British nationwide, Narjis Khan.
Amir has expertise taking part in county cricket. He has represented Essex and Gloucestershire previously. Now, the pacer will mark his return with Derbyshire after sealing the take care of the county membership.
After taking his retirement in 2020, Amir had been taking part in primarily in T20 leagues in numerous international locations. He has performed in Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL), Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and the Caribbean as effectively.
Amir was banned from worldwide cricket for 5 years by the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) together with Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, in a spot-fixing case in 2010.
He additionally served half of a six-month custodial sentence in younger offenders institutes in Feltham and Dorset.
After marking his return in 2016, the 31-year-old helped Pakistan win the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 the place Males in Inexperienced bamboozled the arch-rivals India within the remaining by 180 runs.
Amir is remembered for his breathtaking spell within the remaining, the place he dismantled India’s high order by eradicating Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and the chase-master Virat Kohli.