Mohammad Amir To Return To Gloucestershire County For T20 Vitality Blast

Updated - 17 Jun 2022, 05:54 PM

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Mohammad Amir (Image Credit: AP Photos)

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Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Amir will be returning to Gloucestershire for the ongoing T20 Vitality Blast as a replacement for fellow countryman, Naseem Shah.

Naseem returned home following a family emergency and Amir, who has previously played for the county, will be joining them once the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) clears his departure.

We’re delighted to welcome back Mohammad to the squad. He’s a proven international performer and to have his experience available to us for the remainder of the Blast tournament will be invaluable,” Steve Snell, Gloucestershire Cricket Performance Director, said.

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Naseem Shah returned from the UK citing personal issues. Image-Twitter

Amir was part of the squad in April and May for 3 games. He has previously played for Essex back in 2017 and 2019, including the stunning campaign in 2017 where they won the County Championship and the T20 Blast.

He has spent a lot of time with us this season and he knows the environment well, so for him to join us at this time will greatly help as we look to kick on for the second half of the T20 Blast campaign,” he stated.

Mohammad Amir, Gloucestershire
Mohammad Amir in action during his April-May stay. Image: Twitter/ Gloucestershire Cricket.

At the international level, Amir has taken 59 wickets in 50 matches but internal issues with the management brought his career to a swift end.

Gloucestershire squad:

Marcus Harris, Ian Cockbain, Zak Chappell, Benny Howell, Jack Taylor (captain), Miles Hammond, Tom Smith, Glenn Phillipps, James Bracey, Zafar Gohar, Ryan Higgins, Paul van Meekeren, David Payne, George Scott, Josh Shaw, Mohammad Amir.

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