Mohammad Amir, an ex-Pakistan sprinter, has signed with Gloucestershire.

Mohammad Amir, an ex-Pakistan sprinter, has signed with Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire announced on Friday that they had signed former Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir to a three-match contract.

Gloucestershire announced on Friday that they had signed former Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir to a three-match contract. The 30-year-old will be available for Gloucestershire’s County Championship division one games against Surrey, Hampshire, and Somerset. He has played 36 Tests, 61 one-day internationals, and 50 Twenty20s. Amir will fill in for fellow Pakistani bowler Naseem Shah, who has been sidelined with a shoulder injury for the next month.

“The County Championship is an amazing competition, and I can’t wait to start with Gloucestershire,” said Amir, who receive a five-year ban from cricket for his role in a spot-fixing scandal in 2010.

“I enjoy playing in English conditions, and I’m in good shape, so I’m hoping to contribute to the team’s success.”

“We are delighted to have sign a bowler of Amir’s calibre.” Moreover said Gloucestershire’s performance director Steve Snell.

“We will be without Naseem for a few weeks due to injury, and while we work to get him back to full fitness, Amir will provide us with quality and international experience in our seam attack for what will be a tough first division competition.”

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