Pakistani paceman to play for Lord’s-based workforce on this 12 months’s debut season of English cricket’s Hundred competitors.

Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir will play for Lord’s-based London Spirit on this 12 months’s debut season of English cricket’s Hundred competitors, it was introduced on Tuesday.

He can be joined by Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi, with one other abroad all-rounder, South Africa’s Chloe Tryon, signing for the Spirit’s ladies’s workforce.

The coronavirus pressured cricket chiefs to delay final 12 months’s launch of the Hundred, a brand new 100-balls-per-side event consisting of eight franchises, every with males’s and ladies’s workforce.

Amir, 28, final month introduced his worldwide retirement in protest over the “shabby” therapy he stated he had obtained from the Pakistan administration.

It was at Lord’s the place the gifted left-arm quick bowler’s Pakistan profession first got here to a shuddering halt in 2010, when he was handed a five-year ban for his half in a spot-fixing scandal.

Amir was certainly one of 54 gamers whose participation within the 2021 Hundred was introduced on Tuesday, with England World Cup-winning opening batsman Jason Roy and West Indies spinner Sunil Narine each retained by Oval Invincibles.

The franchise’s ladies’s facet can be bolstered by the signing of South Africa all-rounder Marizanne Kapp, whose Proteas workforce mates Lizelle Lee and Mignon Du Preez are becoming a member of Manchester Originals.

Jonny Bairstow, recent from serving to England win their Take a look at sequence opener in Sri Lanka, has been retained by the Welsh Hearth.

A draft was held in October 2019 however modifications to gamers’ values and availability implies that groups have till February 4 to retain or launch them. After that, there can be one other draft to fill the remaining slots.

The Hundred has been beset by controversy, with many critics arguing there is no such thing as a area in an already crowded calendar however cricket bosses say it is going to assist entice a brand new viewers to the sport.