All-rounder West Indies player Andre Russell will play for Bangladesh Premier League over Big Bash League in Australia and he gave the reason why?
“The tournament [BPL] is more fun and it is shorter and so less time away from home,” Russell told reporters when he was asked why he picked BPL. “I get a lot of love here. The hospitality and everything are amazing. You get a warm welcome on this side of the world. I never really think twice. Once I heard this was happening, new rules, new teams, new owners and new franchises. I was interested to be part of it. I wanted to get the ball rolling,” he said.
Bangladeshi Franchise Rajshahi Royals, Andre Russell has been appointed for captainship has said
“I am honored to be given the responsibility of leading the team. Regardless, I always look at myself as a player in the heat. I have a very big role in any team I play for. It is going to be something new for me outside the Caribbean. I have led Jamaica Tallawahs before. It will be interesting and I am up for a challenge,” he said.
“I won’t say we have the best squad but we have a good team on paper. It is a good start for any captain, coach and any team. We want to use the experience of each player, which will put us in the right foot. We have a few good local talents. I have been watching videos, seeing what they can do. We have a balanced squad including local and international fast bowlers. We have good options,” he said.
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