Trent Boult has joined the Mumbai Indians squad in the UAE League. The New Zealand pacer, who just gave up his key contract with the NZC, has signed on with the MI Emirates team for the ILT20. He is one of the 14 players the team has signed.
"We are glad to have one of our key pillars, Kieron Pollard, continue with MI Emirates. Joining us back are Dwayne Bravo, Trent Boult, and Nicholas Pooran. A very warm welcome to all players of MI Emirates," Akash Ambani said in a statement on Friday (August 12).
Although Boult's decision to terminate the national contract has gained international attention, the IPL and the franchise circles of the other leagues were mostly expecting the move. While terminating the deal, the New Zealander stated that he was putting his family and children before his international obligations and made a suggestion that he might play in T20 leagues all over the world.
The 14 players who have been signed are: Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Nicholas Pooran (West Indies), Trent Boult (New Zealand), Andre Fletcher (West Indies), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Samit Patel (England), Will Smeed (England), Jordan Thompson (England), Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan), Zahir Khan (Afghanistan), Fazalhaq Farooqui (Afghanistan), Bradley Wheal (Scotland) and Bas De Leede (Netherlands).