Mumbai: Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi will no longer return from the Kent Spitfire for the 2020 Vitality Blast due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
The ICC T20I all-rounder secured the number one spot, making nine appearances for Kent in the 2019 Blast competition, scoring 147 runs, and picking up eight wickets.
Kent’s Director of Cricket, Paul Doughton said, “There was a lot of excitement around Nabi’s return as a Kent Spitfire in 2020, but unfortunately the uncertainty surrounding the cricket schedule during this current crisis means that it is not possible this year.”
“Last season he was very popular with the squad, staff, and supporters and it was great to bring his experience to the club for the first time. Hopefully, Nabi will have the opportunity to join us again in the near future,” he added.
Nabi supported club members and supporters with his first appearance in a Kent shirt, hitting sixes on a score of 34 for the first time, as well as taking an impressive boundary catch at Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence. Inversion
All cricket activities have been suspended or canceled since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.