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UK’s county cricket workforce Kent have signed former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir for the second half of the Vitality Blast competitors, the T20 match of England.

“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,” mentioned a press release issued by Kent.

Kent, which performs underneath the identify of Spitfire within the match, mentioned that Amir shall be out there for at the least seven matches. They added that he might characteristic of their facet for extra matches if Kent qualifies for the knockout stage of the match.

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The county workforce, nonetheless, clarified that the left-armer’s arrival to the UK depends on the Karachi Kings’ development on this yr’s PSL, and likewise on the necessary quarantining interval upon arrival into the UK.

Contemplating all this, Amir might characteristic for Kent of their recreation towards Essex Eagles on June 25.

The 29-year-old expressed his pleasure to affix Kent Spitfires and referred to as the group a “team full of potential”.

“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 press release shared by Kent.

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Kent’s Director of Cricket, Paul Downton, mentioned: “We’re delighted {that a} participant of Amir’s high quality has agreed to affix us for the later levels of the Vitality Blast this yr.

Downton mentioned that Amir’s talent and expertise shall be an “invaluable” addition to the Kent’s bowling assault.

The southpaw has performed 36 Assessments for Pakistan and brought 119 wickets at a median of 30.47. He additionally performed 61 ODIs for Pakistan taking 81 wickets at a median of 29.62, within the 50 T20Is Amir performed, he took 59 wickets at a median of 21.40.

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The 29-year-old has gained the Champions Trophy, T20 World Cup and the Pakistan Tremendous League. He additionally has Vitality Blast titles, in addition to a runners-up berth in 2020’s inaugural Lanka Premier League (LPL) to his identify.

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