Afghanistan’s Hamid Hassan plays for Bangladesh Premier League
By Sayed Jawad - Sun Feb 03 2013, 10:05 am
Hamid Hassan is currently playing for the Afghanistan National Cricket team.
He has reportedly moved to Banladesh after signing with Barisal Burners to play this season’s Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
The Afghan player has signed the contract against $40,000, media reports suggest. Hamid Hassan had signed a similar contract with Barisal Burners last year however he could not continue and ended up playing due to his injuries.
The right-arm fast bowler was the first Afghan to play at the Lord’s Cricket Grounds in London.
Mohammad Nabi Essakhel, Shahpoor Zadran, and Samiullah Shinwari are other national cricketers who are currently playing in the BPL.
In June 2007, Hamid Hassan became the first Afghanistan cricketer ever to play at Lord’s when he took 1 for 23 representing MCC against a select Europe XI.
Hamid Hassan’s bowling with a smooth and athletic run-up surprises batsmen and has a natural full-of-a-length delivery and has begun to swing the ball both ways.
Little more than 6ft tall, a reasonable tail-ender and with excellent hands in the outfield, Hassan – softly spoken yet fiercely ambitious – represents the talent which exists in Afghanistan.