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LateCut
February 8, 2005, 02:06 PM
Why Banladeshi players are not hired to play in overseas leagues? Are they not good enough? They should at least be playing in minor counties and leagues which may be more competitive than NCL, Premier league and other domestic fixtures.

Mahmood
February 8, 2005, 02:14 PM
Is it the players choice or the club's choice? The question should be, why oversease clubs not giving opportunity to Bangladeshi Cricketers.

oracle
February 8, 2005, 02:20 PM
good question. I am sure we have a couple of players good enough for county duty- like Rafique, Ash and Masrafee.

rafiq
February 8, 2005, 02:32 PM
I don't think they know our players that well. And so far the guys on the test team have not been consistent. How do you bring someone over for a season based on the performance so far? I think the England tour may be a turning point. We are going in with some positive news, and the exposure will allow county and other clubs to take a look at some of our players.

chinaman
February 8, 2005, 02:38 PM
Well, Atapattu and co. were ruing over that only months ago in an interview with BBC.

Probably there is something else to the equation apart from exposure and performance.

AsifTheManRahman
February 8, 2005, 03:51 PM
our players are simply not consistent enough to play in any main first class competition in any test playing nation.


except for rafique, and maybe bashar.

Edited on, February 8, 2005, 8:51 PM GMT, by AsifTheManRahman.

LateCut
February 8, 2005, 04:06 PM
Additinally, there is that rule in the county cricket that limits number of overseas players in the roster. I am not sure if there is something else (as illuded to by Chinaman) that determines that a players form the subcontinent will not be called unless it is a legend

bourny3
February 8, 2005, 07:03 PM
I think they should go and play in the Leicestershire League. Which is one down from the county league. They would still gain a lot of experience.

cricketfan
February 9, 2005, 12:46 AM
English teams will chose an overseas player over local talent only if they are convinced that the overseas player is better than the local players. The overseas players need not be legends to play in minor league in England. They should be good enough to catch the eyes of the clubs.

Huda
February 9, 2005, 01:40 AM
collins obuya played for warikshire last year after the WC, but when we play in England this summber and some of our younger guys peform excellantly, then we may see some players being attracted by english clubs

jabbar
February 9, 2005, 02:25 AM
What about the Australian premier club competition? (not state comp, which is way too high level for BD players).

I heard there was a BD player in teh Aussie club comp, but I can't remember .... Anyone know?

bourny3
February 9, 2005, 06:50 AM
Bulbul played in the sydney grade competition.

offcutter
February 9, 2005, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by rafiq
I don't think they know our players that well. And so far the guys on the test team have not been consistent. How do you bring someone over for a season based on the performance so far? I think the England tour may be a turning point. We are going in with some positive news, and the exposure will allow county and other clubs to take a look at some of our players.

I agree that the upcoming tour of England should bring opportunities for some of BD players. I also think that BCB should be a little more proactive. In the 70s and early eighties Pakistan board actively lobbied for thier players to be included in the counties. I'm not sure but I think after Zaheer Abbas' inclusion there a was flood of Pakistanis into the counties. Indians, on the other hand concentrated more on thier domestic front and were a little late (later than Pakistan) hence they came into the scene later than Pakistan.

All we need is one players inclusion, rest will follow. I'm certain that some of our players are already good enough to play county cricket. A breakthrough is what is needed.

sadi
February 9, 2005, 08:59 AM
yeah i think the upcoming england tour will allow our players to get more oppprtunities to play abroad specially in england.......

Kana-Baba
February 9, 2005, 10:46 AM
Nannu, Bulbul and Rana played in the minor county league, England. I have now idea about the standard of minonr county league.

couger
February 9, 2005, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by Kana-Baba
Nannu, Bulbul and Rana played in the minor county league, England. I have now idea about the standard of minonr county league.

Actually they didn't play in any minor county. Those were local clubs, some of them run by people of Bangladeshi origin. A lot of them were just local tournaments similar to the one run by Bangladesh Cricket Assc. in New York.

Ibrahim
February 9, 2005, 11:04 AM
Quality, performance and technique are important to play in the obverses club, however, our cricketers don't get enough exposure/publicity/connection to get into there. For example, a same level Indian IT professional will get priority over Bangladesh one. Even same level Paki professional will be selected rather than a BD person.

As a national we are lagging behind in communication.

Mr-khan
February 9, 2005, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by Kana-Baba
Nannu, Bulbul and Rana played in the minor county league, England.
Manjarul rana?

Kana-Baba
February 9, 2005, 04:52 PM
yes, manjurul rana. Acctually he came to national team based on his performane in England

AsifTheManRahman
February 9, 2005, 05:02 PM
jahangir alam also played in minor counties