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Old February 26, 2012, 06:06 PM
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Hi,
My name is Shahrukh, I am currently playing club and state cricket in the US. I have also played couple of seasons of minor county cricket in the UK in Middlesex. Although I am residing in the US now for 8 years having lived in Dhaka prior to that, I will be moving back to Bangladesh (that is where I am from), at the end of this year.

After I reach Dhaka, at the end of this year, I would like to try my luck with some club cricket there, preferably in the Dhaka Premier League. Because I have been out of the country for so long, I am unsure of how to approach the clubs, especially, because no one knows me and I don't know any one in the Dhaka Cricket circle any more.

I was wondering and hoping if any of you folks could provide me with some sort of direction, as to how I can try and approach the Dhaka Cricket clubs.
Any Help in this regard is much appreciated.

Regards,
Shahrukh
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Old February 26, 2012, 11:57 PM
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to be honest with you, bangladesh is not as backward as you might think in cricketing terms. Dhaka premier league lets be honest unless you are well connected or already have a name you will not get in. even people who have certain fame do not even make it to big teams anymore.

i do not wish to burst your bubble, just hoping you will be realistic.

if you are young, you can try certain so called "academies" then move on up from there. when i was young, best way to get noticed was to be part of nirmal cricket competition. that is no longer available now.
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Old March 1, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Unless you know someone in the "in" crowd, it will be very difficult. In BD, things are done very differently from what you are used to. I am not saying it cannot be done. But, having patience / perseverance in abundance will be of great help.
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Old March 1, 2012, 09:37 PM
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Lack of having connections is a weak excuse by others to console that life must be the way it is. It's a common question that appears in Job Interview questionnaire. Yes life isn't fair. The onus is on the person to prove himself that he is beyond mega-talent to have him get hired. Mediocrity in, mediocrity out.
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