|| CF Correspondent ||
The Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL) is being independently run by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and they directly funded two teams but the question raised whether they are following rules set exclusive by them.
Before the start of this year BBPL, the BCB has told that every team must have a leg spinner and quick bowler with 140 KM speed in their side but BCB funded teams Cumilla Warriors did not follow those rules in their side.
Minhajul Abedin, Bangladesh's chief selector who has been appointed Cumilla's technical advisor, disagreed, propping up Afghanistan finger spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who bowls a mixed bag of deliveries including a right-hander's leg break, as their legspinner.
"We have picked Mujeeb, who is a world-class spinner, which fulfills the requirement," Minjahul told ESPNcricinfo. "He bowls both legspin and offspin, and he is a great bowler. So that's not going to be a problem."
Akram khan director of Rangpur Rangers do not believe every team have to play a leg spinner in their side though they signed Rishad Hossain, the 17-year-old who has done well in first-class cricket recently.
‘’It is not mandatory to play a legspinner, but we have some really good bowlers like Mustafiz [Mustafizur Rahman], Taskin [Ahmed], Mohammad Nabi and Arafat Sunny, as well as Lewis Gregory, who is a pace-bowling allrounder," Akram said.
Bangladesh cricket board has recently sacked two NCL coaches for not playing a leg spinner in their side but they are not themselves following that rules.