ADIL Rashid’s four-year spell as a junior player with Bradford & Bingley was the reason why the Bradford Premier League club was chosen as one of the hosts of the England and Wales Cricket Board’s World Cup nationwide tour.

The ECB chose the clubs where members of England’s World Cup winning squad first developed their cricket to display the coveted trophy.

Rashid - who also featured for Manningham Mills - played as a junior at Wagon Lane until he joined Yorkshire Academy as a 16-year-old and took all ten wickets in a Bradford League second team match in 2001 when he was only 13.

People had the opportunity to have their photographs taken with the trophy and there was a question and answer session with former England World Cup player and Yorkshire all-rounder Craig White, former Yorkshire all rounder Neil Hartley, who is now a member of the Yorkshire CC board, and Bradford & Bingley’s committee taking part.

Cricket school owner Mark Gilliver hosted the session.

Rashid is currently with the England squad ahead of their T20 series in New Zealand which starts tomorrow (November 1).