Abhinav Mukund to play in Dhaka Premier League
Abhinav Mukund is set to join the Mohammedan Sporting Club in the tournament.
Published - Apr 23, 2017 11:56 am | Updated - Apr 23, 2017 11:57 am
Veteran Tamil Nadu batsman Abhinav Mukund is all set to join the Dhaka Premier League this season. The opening batsman is not a part of the IPL roster this season and hence wishes to ply his trade in Bangladesh in the off time. The Dhaka Premier League is a List A tournament held in Bangladesh every year. Over the last couple of seasons, some of the top Indian cricketers have been a part of the tournament.
The likes of Yusuf Pathan and Manoj Tiwary participated in the tournament last year and had very positive feedback about the same. Abhinav Mukund is set to join the Mohammedan Sporting Club in the tournament. The team is led by Bangladeshi opener Tamim Iqbal. Mukund confirmed his participation in the league recently. As per the quotes in Times of India, he noted that the standard of cricket is pretty high in the tournament and it will help him improve his game.
“I will be leaving for Bangladesh on Sunday. I’m going there to get some games under my belt during this off-season. The standard of cricket is good and some top cricketers are part of that league. I’m expected to be there for around three weeks,” quoted Abhinav Mukund.
Apparently, it was his Tamil Nadu teammate Dinesh Karthik who suggested him that the league could be good practice in the offseason. This is not the first instance when Mukund is playing club cricket in the off season. Earlier, he had represented the Loughborough Town (Leicester) in the England club cricket. He believes that DPL will be better than English club cricket.
“He said that the experience will be good for me. And obviously, it will be better than club cricket in England,” noted Mukund.
Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir all-rounder Parvez Rasool had joined the tournament as well. He had decided to join DPL since he found no takers in the IPL auctions this year. Before joining, he had remarked that in DPL he would at least get some match practice, unlike the IPL where he usually warms up the bench.