Left arm pacer Mohammad Amir confirms if he will stay with Karachi Kings
Karachi Kings has successfully convinced Mohammad Amir to stay with the franchise for the seventh season of the Pakistan Super League, sources said Thursday.
Former Pakistani left arm pacemaker Mohammad Amir has confirmed that he will stay with the Karachi Kings for the upcoming seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Amir is expected to remain in the diamond category after agreeing to be downgraded from the platinum category in accordance with category renewals announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Earlier it was reported that Amir was dissatisfied with the decision and asked Karachi Kings management to either approve it for the PSL 2022 draft or keep it in the platinum category. Karachi Kings informed Amir that the decision on category renewals is not in their hands and that the decision will be made by the PCB alone.
Given Amir's diamond category, it would have been difficult for any other franchise to pick the left arm seam in the design. Each franchise must select at least one foreign player in the platinum and diamond category, which would have reduced Amir's chances of being selected as the diamond pick in the draft.
The 29-year-old has now announced that he will stay with the Karachi Kings for PSL 7. Amir went on Twitter to reveal he's not going anywhere and that he will be wearing the blue jersey for the coming season. Amir has been part of the franchise since the league was founded. He is the leading wicket taker in franchise history, with 54 wickets at an average of 29.59 and an economy rate of 7.38 in 59 games.