Joe Denly to join the Barisal Burners in the BPL t20
18 January 2013
Middlesex County Cricket Club can announce that top order batsman, Joe Denly, will fly out of Heathrow today bound for Bangladesh, having been called up by the Barisal Burners, to take part in this year’s Bangladesh Premier League twenty20 tournament.
Speaking of Joe’s call up, Managing Director of Cricket, Angus Fraser said……..
“When Joe told us that he’d been asked to fly over to Bangladesh to join up with the Barisal franchise, and that he was keen to take advantage of this opportunity, we were more than happy to back his decision.
“Our policy as a club is to fully support those players who wish to take part in the tournaments wherever possible, and much like Paul Stirling who is already over there, we were happy to grant Joe the time off from winter training to take part.”
“We wish both Joe and Paul luck with their respective franchises, and look forward to welcoming them back to Middlesex in good nick after the tournament is finished.”
Speaking from Heathrow Airport, Joe Denly said……
“I’m delighted to have received a call up from Barisal, and am looking forward to joining up with my new teammates over in Bangladesh to take part in this exciting tournament. This is a great opportunity for me, and one that I am really looking forward to.
“It’s been a little frantic since getting the call up, and having rushed to get my kit together, I am now thankfully sat relaxing in the departures lounge at Heathrow awaiting my flight out.
“My thanks go to all at Middlesex for allowing me to join up with Barisal, and for their help in allowing me to set off at such short notice.”