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Mirage agreed to the offer to play the county

Bangladesh all-rounder Mehdi Hasan Miraj has recently received an offer from Warwickshire to play for the county in England. This Tiger cricketer has agreed to that proposal. Mirage wants to play in the English county.

English spinner Jack Lintott played for Mohammedan with Mirage in the recently concluded Dhaka Premier League (DPL). Lintott urged Warwickshire to field Mirage in the ODI Super League.

In this regard, Miraj said, ‘I have received an offer from Warwickshire to play English county cricket. They want me in the team for ODI league. To be honest, I am also very interested in playing county cricket. The tournament will be held in August. If there is an opportunity in the national team’s schedule, I am interested in playing four-five matches in county cricket.’

Miraj also said, ‘Lintot told me to play county cricket while playing together for Mohammedan. I also showed interest in playing. County cricket is the most prestigious league in the world. As the opportunity comes and if the national team is not playing I will request the board to allow me to play. It’s a 50-over tournament, I hope the board doesn’t turn me away.’

The ODI Cup will start in England from August 1 this year. It will end on September 16. After the series against Afghanistan on July 16, the Bangladesh team will get a break of about six weeks. Then the Asia Cup is scheduled to start from September 2.

Usually county clubs sign cricketers for a season or match by match. It is known that Mirage has been asked to pay a large sum of money by the Warwickshire club authorities. But this all-rounder is not taking the financial aspect into consideration. He wants to gain experience by playing in the county.

(22 May/2023)


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