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Mushfiqur urges for different T20 league for locals

In the rush of recruiting big stars of world cricket by the franchise teams in the Bangladesh Premier League, Mushfiqur Rahim urged for an all distinctive T20 tournament for local cricketers.

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The Chittagong Vikings’ captain narrated how difficult it is for locals who don’t find opportunity to play all year round to cope with the T20 challenges once in a year.

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He said, “It’s difficult for those who are out of the national team as they only play BPL once a year and even then they don’t get to play practice matches. If you compare with us — we play all over the year across formats and we also play in Bangladesh.”

“I think if a slot is created for a tournament other than the BPL not only for those who are outside the national team — but also including us — it will help,”

Mushfiqur said.

Maybe we are busy with national duties but those who are outside the team, if they can play such tournaments it will be easy for the teams to form a good side too,” he added amidst the scenario when foreign stars have been dominating the show since the inception of the lucrative franchise based T20 league of the country.

Mushfiqur also told reporters that a proposal was forwarded to BCB in this regard, “We did give a proposal previously and maybe [BCB director Ismail Haider] Mollick bhai has also said that there might be a T20 tournament comprising the top six-seven teams of the Dhaka [Premier] League. If that happens it will definitely help us.”

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