The St Lucia Stars have announced that Mohammad Sami will be joining their squad for the 2018 Caribbean Premier League which starts in August.
Mohammad Sami will replace Rumman Raees.
Sami is one of the most experienced quick bowlers on the T20 circuit. He represented Jamaica Tallawahs in 2017.
Sami has played for Pakistan in 87 ODIs and 13 T20 Internationals and has claimed 169 wickets in his T20 career.
Hussain Talat, on the other hand, will be replaced by Mark Chapman as he became unavailable for this year’s edition.
Chapman made his international debut for his native Hong Kong in 2015 but he has subsequently moved to New Zealand and has also represented them at international level against England this winter.
The general manager of the franchise, Mohammad Khan, said, “The Stars welcome the addition of both Mohammad Sami and Mark Chapman. Sami is one of the best fast bowlers in T20 Cricket. He remains fit, fast, and hungry. We feel his presence will make an already strong attack even stronger.”
He went on to say that Mark is a dynamic young batsman a player with considerable quality and a high cricket IQ.
“He will add more firepower to a middle order that includes Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, and Daren Sammy,” said Khan.
The general manager expressed his disappointment over the absence of Talat and Raees from this season.
“We wish Rumman a speedy recovery from his injury and wish Hussain continued success as he develops into one of Pakistan’s top player,” he said.