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52 Pakistanis, 48 Englishmen in BPL 3

Post  Admin on Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:12 am

The inclusion of Pakistan pacer Mohammad Aamer in the players’ draft for the third edition of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 has fetched the most attention. The 23-year-old pacer, who served three months in prison alongside being banned for five years for match-fixing, is among the 52 Pakistanis in the BPL foreigners’ draft list that also contains Misbah-ul Haq, Younis Khan and Mohammad Hafeez.

48 players from England followed in the list which also has 25 players from Sri Lanka, 33 from the West Indies, five from Zimbabwe, four from Australia and South Africa each, two from New Zealand and 13 from the Associate nations.

However, the list is yet to be confirmed by the Bangladesh Premier League’s governing council, which aims to hold the players’ draft on October 31. According to sources, the list of players will be finalised in a meeting tomorrow.

The GC introduced two ways of recruitment for this edition, which is now making it tougher for the committee to determine the players’ stance.

The six franchises of BPL 3 will be able to rope in foreign cricketers from the draft while the second option allows the franchises to directly sign foreign players with the cricket board not responsible for the payment structure.

It was understood by Dhaka Tribune that many cricketers have opted for the second option and they will pull their names out of the draft list any day now.

Chittagong, owned by DBL Group, has already confirmed the services of Aamer, Umar Akmal and Zimbabwe ODI and Twenty20 skipper Elton Chigumbura while West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy has been confirmed by Rangpur Riders. Spinner Sunil Narine and Pakistani Shoaib Malik are reported to be linked with Comilla Victorians while Alif Group (Sylhet Franchise) re-hired the West Indies hard-hitter Chris Gayle.

GC member secretary Ismail Haider Mallick was quoted in Cricinfo as saying, “I have heard that many big players have signed up with the franchises while we also have a pretty strong list of players which we will make available to the franchises. We have appointed a company to help us out. Except for those players who are busy at the time, we have a lot of players available for this season’s BPL.”

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