New talent joining the Blacktown District Cricket Club’s first grade competition
Salman Irshad is the exciting new player to join the Blacktown District Cricket Club (BDCC) first grade team, signing on for the remaining 2018/19 cricket season.
Blacktown’s new pace bowling spearhead; Irshad reaches bowling speeds approaching 150 kph.
Irshad brings with him exceptional experience from the Pakistani super league Lahore Qalandars, and his speed and accuracy caught the attention of first grade captain, Jordan Gauci after seeing his performance in the nets.
Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Stephen Bali is excited to learn of this new addition and the opportunities it offers Salman and the rest of the BDCC team.
“Blacktown Council celebrates the potential and opportunity to foster and grow our talented city through building positive relationships on local, national and international levels to evolve and challenge our competitive skillset,” said Mr Mayor.
“Building these connections with international players is exactly what Blacktown City aims to create. This will be further fostered through the International Centre of Training Excellence development opening in 2021.The facility will benefit all sporting disciplines, not just cricket, to improve and grow players.”
Irshad plans to shape his career toward the test level for Pakistan, and plans to use his experience in Sydney Premier Cricket as a learning opportunity.
Mayor Stephen Bali is looking forward to seeing Irshad in action.
“I wish all the players the very best and hope to see Irshad grow and feel part of our very talented and committed team here at Blacktown,” said Mr Mayor.
For more information on future rounds and grades visit the Blacktown District Cricket Club website.
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