Former Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir, Shoaib Malik, and Nepal spinner Sandeep Lamichhane will all play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in August and September 2021, which will be held in St Kitts and Nevis. Amir, a left-arm seamer, has been signed by the Barbados Tridents. Amir has a vast amount of experience and a track record of success around the globe, with 220 T20 wickets to his name, 59 of which came in international competitions. Amir confirmed the news by tweeting, “Looking forward to the new challenge.”
Shoaib Malik will rejoin the Guyana Amazon Warriors, according to the CPL website. Malik was instrumental in the Amazon Warriors’ 11-match winning streak in 2019. Malik has 417 T20 matches under his belt, with 12 titles to his name.
For the 2021 season, Lamichhane will play for the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR). For the past three seasons, he has represented St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Barbados Tridents, and Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League. The leg-spinner has established himself as a regular in T20 games throughout the world, and he will add to the Knight Riders’ attack’s potency. On Friday, the full CPL 2021 squads will be announced at the draught.
The CPL in 2021 will begin on August 28 and end on September 19. The tournament will be held in St Kitts and Nevis this year, with all 33 matches taking place at Warner Park. Following the successful hosting of CPL in Trinidad and Tobago in 2020, this is the next step.