Mohammad Amir pulls out of Abu Dhabi T10 League due to COVID-19

The tournament gets underway on November 19

Mohammed Amir (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has pulled out of the upcoming season of the Abu Dhabi T10 League after being diagnosed COVID-19. Amir took to Twitter to confirm the development. The left arm pacer was set to play for Bangla Tigers, alongside Faf du Plessis, Hazratullah Zazai, Andre Fletcher, James Faulkner among others.

“Hi everyone just wanted to say m I am not playing T10 league this year because I got affected with the covid but now I am fine ALHUMDULILLAH just need prayers for the speedy recovery,” wrote Amir.

The fifth edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 League is all set to kick off tomorrow, November 19 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The tournament is hosted by the Emirates Cricket Board and is the only T10 tournament approved by the cricket’s governing body. The event became an instant success due to its crisp format and lesser time consumption. Several big cricketing names such as Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis, Evin Lewis, Yusuf Pathan, Dwayne Bravo among others are part of the tournament.

Amir is not the first Pakistan player to pull out of the tournament. Earlier, former skipper Shahid Afridi also opted out due to injury. Unlike the previous editions, this year the tournament will follow the IPL template and will be played in the round-robin format.

Viewers in India can watch the matches live on Colors Cineplex SD (Hindi), Colors Cineplex HD (English), Rishtey Cineplex (Hindi). The matches can also be streamed live on Voot and Jio TV.

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