23 Sep 2023, 16:43

Mushfiqur in highest category of BPL local players' draft

DHAKA, Sept 23, 2023 (BSS)- The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) governing

council named a total of 203 local players and 443 foreign players in the
players' draft for the auction, which will be held tomorrow (Sunday) at a
local hotel in the city.

Mushfiqur Rahim is the only player in the top category as the local players
will be divided into six categories. The wicket-keeper batter will get
highest payment of BDT 80 lakh from Category A.

Category B comprises four cricketers (BDT 50 lakh), 18 players in category C
(BDT 30 lakh), 31 cricketers in D category (BDT 20 lakh), 75 cricketers in E
category (BDT 15 lakh), 29 players in F category (BDT 10 lakh), and 45
cricketers in G category (BDT five lakh).

Foreign cricketers also were placed in six categories with the salary ranging
from USD 80,000 to USD 20,000.

Global superstars like Rashid Khan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Babar Azam, Brandon
King, Mohammad Nabi and others will play this edition of the BPL.

Meanwhile, the selectors didn't name national discard Nasir Hossain, who was
the captain of Dhaka franchise in the last season, in the players draft.

Nasir is amongst eight players, officials, and team owners charged with
breaching various counts of the Anti-Corruption Code during the 2021 Abu
Dhabi T10 League. The investigation is currently going on.

Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal will represent new teams this season. Shakib
joined Rangpur Riders from Fortune Barishal. Tamim, who played for Khulna
Tigers last year, meanwhile replaced Shakib in Barisahl.

The upcoming edition of the BPL will be held in January next year.



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