File photo of Mohammad Amir.© Twitter
England’s county cricket club Gloucestershire announced on Friday that they had signed former Pakistani paceman Mohammad Amir to a three-game deal. The 30-year-old, who played 36 Tests, 61 one-day internationals and 50 Twenty20s, will be available for Gloucestershire’s County Championship Division 1 games against Surrey, Hampshire and Somerset. Amir will cover Pakistani bowler Naseem Shah, who will be out for the next month with a shoulder injury.
Amir, who was given a five-year ban from cricket for his part in a spot-fixing scandal in 2010, said: “The County Championship is a great competition and I can’t wait to get started with Gloucestershire.
“I love playing in English conditions and I feel really good, so I hope I can perform well for the team.”
Gloucestershire’s performance director Steve Snell said: “We are delighted to have signed a bowler of Amir’s caliber.
“Unfortunately we will have to be without Naseem for a few weeks due to an injury and while we help him get back to full fitness, Amir will provide us with quality and international experience in our seam attack for what is a strong first division competition.”
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