Hong Kong international Munir Dar's prominent performance in the recent visit by the Bangladesh National Academy has earned him the opportunity to play as a professional for the next two months in Dhaka. Munir, 33, was invited by former Bangladesh test captain Khaled Mahmud to turn out for the Old DOHS Sports Club in the country's premier 50-overs league competition, which begins tomorrow. 'It is a great opportunity for me to play professional cricket,' said an excited Munir (pictured) before he left town earlier this week. 'I hope I can perform well and get more chances.' Mahmud, who was coach of the national academy outfit, was impressed by Dar's all-round ability - he smashed 50 and took three for 32 in 10 overs in the first one-day game - and made him an offer to play for his team. Dar had no hesitation in accepting the chance to play in the competitive league, which in the past has attracted such big names as Pakistani fast bowler Wasim Akram and Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya. The top-end professionals are believed to get around US$1,000 to US$1,500 per match. It is unknown how much Munir will be paid. Munir, who turns out for JKN Little Sai Wan in the Hong Kong league, is contracted to play 11 matches in the Bangladesh league, which ends on April 20. Last month's standout performance was not the first time that Munir had caught the eye of the Bangladeshis. Two years ago, at the Hong Kong Sixes, Munir bowled a tight over against them, conceding two runs and taking a wicket. 'Munir is a great example for young Hong Kong cricketers,' said Sohail Murshed, chairman of the Hong Kong Cricket Association's international committee. 'It shows that a good performance against a professional team will get you noticed. 'I hope more of our players will perform and get opportunities like this in the future.' His absence will be felt by Little Sai Wan, who are poised to win the First Division. Although they have been the most consistent team this season, the lack of grounds has resulted in a revised format with the league being decided on a knockout basis. Sai Wan have entered the top four and are awaiting other results to see who their 'semi-final' opponents will be.