Essex sign New Zealand paceman Neil Wagner for the first half of the 2017 County Championship season and One-Day Cup.
Ryan ten Doeschate will captain Essex in all formats after Ravi Bopara decides to stand down as limited-overs skipper.
Essex chief executive Derek Bowden says Mohammad Amir must be allowed to get on with his career.
Essex sign Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir as an overseas player for the 2017 season.
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