BPL 2017: BCB announces list for players’ draft

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announces the list of players who are going to be a part of BPL 2017 T20 tournament.

The fifth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is scheduled to take place in September 16th.

Seven foreign players are placed in the Grade A ($70,000) category. They are Azhar Ali ( Pakistan), Dinesh Chandimal (Sri Lanka), Gary Balance (England), Kamran Akmal (Pakistan), Misbah-Ul-Haq (Pakistan), Tim Bresnan( England) and Upul Tharanga (Sri Lanka).

Among the national players, Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman is the only one to have been placed in Grade A+(60,000).

A total of 208 foreign players are taking part in the BPL players’ draft. England forms the largest stock of foreign players with 62 players. Pakistan have 46 players while there are 26 players from Sri Lanka.

Cricketers from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe, UAE, Ireland and Afghanistan cover the rest of the list.

The foreign players are divided into six catagories, grade A to F. The A catagory players have been priced at $70,000 while the F catagory players are priced at $10,000.

According to new terms, a team can play between three to five foreign players. The franchises have to pick a minimum of seven loacal players and two foreign players.

Mushfiqur Rahim has joined Rajshahi Kings while Mashrafe Bin Murtaza has signed for the Rangpur Riders.