Sold players in 1st phase of BPL draft
Published : Sunday, 17 November, 2019 at 7:56 PM Count : 200
Khulna Tigers, Dhaka Platoon and Chattogram Challengers have picked respectively Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah Riad of A+ category in the first phase of BPL players draft.
The draft began at the Radisson Blu Water Garden in capital Dhaka at 6:00pm on Sunday.
Seven teams-- Dhaka Platoon, Khulna Tigers, Rajshahi Royals, Rangpur Rangers, Sylhet Thunder, Cumilla Warriors and Chattogram Challengers -- will have the opportunity to pick players from 439 foreign players and 181 local ones.
UNB adds: Mushfqiur, Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar were picked by various teams but ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was overlooked by all seven participating teams in their first two chances of calling players.
Khulna Tigers got the first chance to call a player and they picked Mushfiqur. Right after him, Dhaka Platoons went for Tamim Iqbal. After that, Rajshahi Royals selected Liton and Chattogram Challengers called Mahmudullah in their set-up.
Rangpur Rangers, Comilla Warriors and Sylhet Thunders picked Mustafizur, Soumya and Mosaddek respectively.
In the second call, Sylhet went for Mohammad Mithun, Comilla selected Al Amin Hossain, Rangpur roped in Mohammad Naim, Chattogram called Imrul Kayes, Rajshahi called Afif Hossain, Dhaka called Anamul Haque Bijoy and Khulna opted for Shafiul Islam.
This year’s BPL is rebranded as Bangabandhu BPL to honour the 100th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
There will be no franchise in this edition of BPL as the BCB said it will run every team this year. However, BCB appointed five teams sponsors who will get several facilities from the board.
A total of seven teams will participate in this year’s BPL. The league is scheduled to kick off on December 11. Before that, an opening ceremony will be held on December 6.