The Caribbean Premier League will return to entertain cricket fans around the world in August. After being a grand success in 2020, the 2021 edition of the tournament is scheduled to be held from 28 August to 19 September 2021. Ahead of the action-packed league, the participating franchises are announcing the player retention and overseas picks and now big news is coming in from the Barbados Tridents camp.
It is now being reported that former Pakistan pacer Mohammed Amir will ply his trade for the Barbados Tridents in CPL 2021. The franchise is all set to be led by Jason Holder this year and will be strengthened by the inclusion of Amir, who had controversially announced his retirement from international cricket but continues to feature in T20 leagues around the world.
190 matches, 220 wickets in T20 career
In his T20 career spanning 190 matches, the left-arm pacer has already bagged 220 wickets, averaging 22.50 at an economy of 7.09. His best figures in this format read a phenomenal 6/17. Notably, Amir has not played in the Indian Premier League since he is still a Pakistani citizen. However, the 29-year-old is currently living in the United Kingdom with his family and can become eligible for British Citizenship in the time to come, which would make him eligible to play in IPL.
"At the moment I’ve been granted indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom. I’m enjoying my cricket these days and plan to play for another 6 or 7 years so let’s see how things go. My children will grow up in England and receive their education there so no doubt I will be spending a fair amount of time there," Amir told PakPassion.net.
"At the moment, I’ve not really thought about the other possibilities and opportunities available and how things will turn out when I receive British citizenship in the future," he added.