Mohammad Amir, a former Pakistani bowler, has withdrawn from the Abu Dhabi T10 League, which is set to begin on November 19. He verified the news in a Thursday social media post, indicating that he has been afflicted by Covid-19.

“Hello everyone, just wanted to mention that I am not playing in the T10 league this year because I got infected with the covid but now I am well ALHUMDULILLAH just need prayers for the rapid recovery,” Amir said on Twitter on Thursday.

Amir, who retired in 2019, was a member of the Bangla Tigers franchise, which also included Faf du Plessis, James Faulkner, Andre Fletcher, and Hazratullah Zazai. The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi will host the fifth edition of the T10 League. The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) hosts the shortest format of the game, which is the only T10 competition sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The competition has attracted some of the best players from around the world over the years. This year, the Abu Dhabi T10 League has continued its history of drafting some of the biggest stars into the game.

Yusuf Pathan, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Roy, and Chris Gayle are among the superstars who will play in the UAE’s domestic T10 cricket tournament.

Less than a week after the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE, cricket action in the desert nation will return on Friday with the 2021 edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 League (November 19). In the game’s shortest format, the fifth edition will feature six franchises and some of the game’s best players, both current and former. The T10 league’s games will be held in the Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi, with the final scheduled for December 4. The Delhi Bulls, Chennai Braves, Deccan Gladiators, Bangla Tigers, and Northern Warriors are among the teams competing in the competition, in addition to Team Abu Dhabi.