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Afghanistan's first-class cricketer Hamid Hassan, who plays for the national cricket team of Afghanistan, has been bought by the Bangladeshi club Barisal Burners.

The 25-year old Hassan moved to Bangladesh Friday night after signing with the team to play this season's Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). According to some reports he is said to have signed for $40,000.

It is not the first time Hassan was selected by the team. Last year he joined the Barisal Burners for $40,000, however he did not end up playing for the club because of his injuries.

The right-arm fast bowler was the first Afghan to play at the Lord's Cricket Grounds in London.

Mohammad Nabi Essakhel, Shahpoor Zadran, and Samiullah Shinwari are other national cricketers who are currently playing in the BPL.

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