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A Bangladeshi helping migrates assimilate through cricket

  • Published at 01:35 am February 12th, 2019
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Masud Rahman (L) has dedicated his life to help young people to assimilate with Australian culture through bat and bowl as he has opened a cricket academy in Canberra. Photo: Courtesy

“I think so, because they are supporting Australia. They are cheering for Australia now,” said Masud when he was asked whether he is helping his students to become more Australia. 

Migration and assimilation has been a pivotal issue in modern days especially in the developed country and a Bangladeshi utilized the power of sports to harness migrated people with the local culture, reports 7 news Australia. 

Masud Rahman has dedicated his life to help young people to assimilate with Australian culture through bat and bowl as he has opened a cricket academy in Canberra. 

Masud believes the love for cricket and involvement with the game will make young people more inclined with Australia. 

“I think so, because they are supporting Australia. They are cheering for Australia now,” said Masud when he was asked whether he is helping his students to become more Australia. 

It was known that 70% of Masud’s cricket academy students are from sub-continent and he thought his activity is helping Australia. Photo: Courtesy  

“ Playing cricket is the perfect way to settle in a new home. I feel I can do something for Australia,” said Masud. 

Nittya Reddy, one of her Indian-born 16-year old student believed  training with Masud gives her a connection with the land where she is living now. 

“Sports is a big thing in this country, so it if pretty good. I am feeling a lot like Australian,” said the teen-ager. 

Anjali Reddy, mother of Nittya echoes her daughter regarding the issue. 

“When one reaches a new country, playing sports is a great thing to start with,” said Anjali. 

Masud went to Australia back in 2005 and he did not anything other than cricket of that land. He joined one of the local clubs that gave him the opportunity to assimilate and make new friends. He wants to provide the same thing to his students. But Masud’s biggest dream is to see one of them represents Australian cricket team in future. 

“I dream to see one of them will get a baggy. I will feel really great. I will cry,” said an emotional Masud.