Mohammedan Sporting Club Eyes its Glory Days
By Tanushka Gain
on Mon Sep 13 2021
Mohammedan Sporting Club are eyeing a return to their glory days after signing some of Bangladesh’s leading cricketers ahead of the upcoming edition of the Dhaka Premier League, the country’s traditional Dhaka-based club-based tournament. The 50-over tournament to be played in March 2022 was played in the T20 format last season. But it is expected to return to its original format.
On 12 September (Sunday) the traditional club signed the likes of Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar and Taskin Ahmed. Apart from the quartet, MSC also has some experienced campaigners in their ranks. Which will help them move on to the title they won last time in 2008-09.
Mohammedan Sporting Club director AGM Sabbir said on Monday (13 September) that they are confident of retaining Shakib Al Hasan as well. Who brought the club back into the limelight last season.
Sabbir said that, “We are hopeful that we will retain Shakib as well.”
Mohammedan Sporting Club has also signed Mehdi Hassan, Abu Zayed, Shuwagato Hom and some experienced cricketers. In the domestic circuit along with youngsters like Parvez Hossain and pacer Hasan Mahmood.
Mohammedan Sporting Club has been a traditional force in the domestic circuit. But it failed to live up to its reputation in the last decade and in the process. Its arch rival Abahani Kriya Chakra Ltd emerged as a super power. Sabbir said that “Look, we are eager to bring back our old glory. Our fans have been quite disappointed with our results in recent days. And now we have an elected body to change the scenario.”
Sabbir also admitted that even though he has chosen some prominent national stars. But they are well aware that they may have to play without him at some point or the other due to their national commitments.
Sabbir said that “Some of our cricketers are playing in all formats. While there are some who play in one or two formats. And we know very well that we can’t have all for the whole season because they are doing national duty.” to be busy.” “So we focus on a squad that can perform even when national stars are not available due to national duty.”
South Africa expected to host Bangladesh for two Tests and three ODIs from March 18 to April 11, although the venues are yet to be finalised. The three ODIs will be on March 18, 20 and 23 respectively while the first Test will be from March 30 to April 3. The final Test of the series will begin on April 7.
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