Monday 27 December 2010 

Yousuf To Play League Cricket In Bangladesh

Yousuf To Play League Cricket In Bangladesh
Yousuf To Play League Cricket In Bangladesh
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Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf has been recruited to play with Bangladesh club, Mohammedan Sporting, in the Premier Division Cricket League of the country.

The club replaced Sri Lanka all-rounder Farveez Maharoof, who has flown back home after sustaining an injury, with right-hander Yousuf.

The 36-year-old batsman was not picked for the Test series against South Africa in November due to a groin injury, and was subsequently overlooked for the New Zealand tour due to fitness issues.

The batsman has expressed his eagerness to play all the matches there if not selected for Pakistan team.

"I can understand the standard and nature of the competition after playing the first couple of games," he said.

"I want to play all the matches if I am not selected for national duty. As a professional cricketer it would not be hard to motivate myself in this competition," he added.

Yousuf has scored 24 centuries in a career that has spanned 90 Tests, but he has found it difficult to get into the Pakistan Test team of late.

Former quick bowler Wasim Akram has played Premier Division Cricket League in the past.

© Cricket World 2010

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