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‘Bangladesh is the hardest place in the world to play cricket’

Bangladesh is the hardest place in the world to play cricket

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CRICDOT DESK : Bangladesh is the hardest place in the world to play cricket. This is what the legendary South African cricketer Lance Klusner, who plays cricket in different countries of the world, says.

In 2016, Klusner worked as the head coach of Rajshahi Kings in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). This time he has come to Bangladesh to work for Khulna Tigers led by Mushfiqur Rahim.

Speaking to reporters at the Mirpur Academy ground on Wednesday, Klusner said he was looking forward to working with Mushfiqur. He is probably the most intelligent cricket brain and tough minded person in Bangladesh. It’s an honor to be able to work with such people. I look forward to supporting him.

In 171 ODIs and 49 Tests for South Africa, Lance Kluenzer took 5,472 runs with 6 centuries and 202 wickets in pace bowling.

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The 50-year-old former all-rounder, who has a career in coaching after retiring from cricket, said Bangladesh is the toughest place in the world to play cricket. We have seen foreign teams struggle here. So to do well in BPL we have to rely on local cricketers.

In response to a question, Klunger said, “I don’t believe BPL is a tournament of foreign influence.” I would rather think it is a national tournament. This is what we are focusing on. We tried to pick the best local players. I have seen in the previous editions that it was the local cricketers who created the gap between the matches. We are so concerned about big names. I will play with the natives, as well as the foreigners will help in this way.

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