ROYALS IN BANGLADESH by Atif Azam • Last updated on Share Tweet Mustafizur Rahman was picked by Rajasthan Royals in the 2021 IPL auction © Getty Rajasthan Royals chairman Ranjit Barthakur said, on Thursday, that the franchise is eyeing an academy in Bangladesh in a bid to broaden their base in the world. Barthakur, alongwith few other members of the RR franchise, paid a visit to the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka to see the infrastructure available. Barthakur later revealed plans to form an agreement with the Bangladesh Cricket Board that will allow them to have their own scouts in different domestic tournaments to get hold of raw talent available in Bangladesh. “We want to open a [Rajasthan] Royal academy in Bangladesh,” Barthakur told reporters on Thursday. “The plan is yet to be finalized but we are thinking about [an academy] which can feed the whole IPL from here. We would like to send our scouts to discover cricketers from the grassroots, to prepare them by honing their skills, so that both of the bodies (RR and BCB) can utilize their talents and skills. “I am here to see how we can have an exchange program, for cricket, so that… Read full this story
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