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POST TIME: 28 April, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Ash to play in English minor country cricket
Sports Reporter, Dhaka

Ash to play in English minor country cricket

Bangladesh former captain Mohammad Ashraful will fly to London in the second week of the next month to play in the minor county of Kent Premier League, starting from on May 2.

Ashraful himself informed media while he was coming in Mirpur for his no-objection certificate (NOC) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mipur yesterday.

“There is no cricket tournament here in Bangladesh for a longer period. So, I want to go England to play minor county cricket,” said Mohammad Ashraful. “I have come here in Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for my NOC. I’ll apply for visa on April 29 after getting my NOC,” Ashraful told The Independent.

But he said that he could not play from the start of the tournament because more than 8-10 days will be needed to get visa in hand. “I have applied for visa that will take some more times. But I hope I could fly on May 9 or 10,” he said.

This time the spin all-rounder will play for the Blackheath Cricket Club in Kent. Earlier, he had played in the minor county while he was suspended from the international cricket for his spot and match-fixing scamp.

Ashraful informed that a player needs to do Level-2 course to play in the club cricket in England.