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The players' draft of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2022 has completed on Monday (27th December) at Radisson Blu Water Garden in Dhaka.
Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Mustafizur Rahman were picked through direct signing by their respective franchises.
Dhaka under the supervision of BCB recruited Tamim Iqbal for the first call from the draft. Then in the third call, they took Mashrafe bin Mortaza, the most successful ODI captain of the national team.
On the day of the draft, it was revealed that Barishal have also included Chris Gayle, the batting storm of West Indies. Elsewhere, the talents of batter Afif Hossain Dhurbo, pacer Shoriful and spinner Nasum Ahmed found their way to Chattogram Challengers.
Comilla bagged pacer Shohidul Islam after ensuring the service of star bowler Mustafizur Rahman before draft and also grabbed big overseas players like Faf du Plessis (South Africa), Moeen Ali (England), Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka), Sunil Narine, Oshane Thomas (West Indies)
Khulna Tigers hired Soumya Sarkar and Sheikh Mahedi Hasan alongside the direct signing of Mushfiqur Rahim while Sylhet Sunrisers had to settle with recruiting the out-of-favour cricketers of the national side, the likes of Mosaddek Hossain Saikat and Mohammad Mithun in their ranks.
The six-team BPL is scheduled to kick off on January 21.
Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet will be the host venues for the six-team event. The final of the tournament is scheduled on 18 February. The tournament is scheduled to be played in double round-robin format followed by three playoffs and the final.
Dhaka to play under Bangaldesh Cricket Board (BCB) while Delta Sports Limited (Akhtar Group) will own the Chattogram-based side.
Comilla Legends Limited will own the Cumilla team and Khulna will be owned by MindTree Ltd. Pragoti Green Auto Rice Mills Ltd and Fortune Shoes Limited will claim the ownership of Sylhet and Barishal-based teams respectively.
Prize money for the winner of the tournament will be BDT 1 crore while the runner-up team will get BDT 50 lakh.
BPL T20 2022 Squads
Nasum Ahmed, Shariful Islam, Afif Hossain, Shamim Patwary, Mukidul Islam, Rejaur Rahman, Sabbir Rahman, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Mehedi Miraz, Akbar Ali, Naeem Islam, Benny Howell, Will Jacks (England), Kennar Lewis, Chadwick Walton, Rayad Emrit (West Indies)
Mustafizur Rahman, Liton Das, Shahidul Islam, Imrul Kayes, Tanvir Islam, Nahidul Islam, Ariful Haque, Mahmudul Joy, Sumon Khan, Mominul Haque, Mahidul Ankon, Parvez Emon, Abu Haider, Mehedi Hasan, Faf du Plessis (South Africa), Moeen Ali (England), Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka), Sunil Narine, Oshane Thomas (West Indies)
Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, Rubel Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shuvagata Hom, Mohammad Naim, Arafat Sunny, Imranuzzaman, Shafiul Islam, Jahurul Islam, Shamsur Rahman, Rishad Hossain, Isuru Udana (Sri Lanka), Qais Ahmad, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad, Fazalhaq Farooqi (Afghanistan)
Shakib al Hasan, Nurul Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Fazle Mahmud Rabbi, Towhid Hridoy, Ziaur Rahman, Shafiqul Islam, Saikat Ali, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Salman Hossain, Irfan Sukkur, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan), Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka (Sri Lanka), Chris Gayle, Obed McCoy, Alzarri Joseph (West Indies)
Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahedi Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Kamrul Rabbi, Yasir Ali, Farhad Reza, Rony Talukdar, Khaled Ahmed, Jaker Ali, Nabil Samad, Thisara Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Seekkuge Prasanna (Sri Lanka), Naveen Ul Haq (Afghanistan), Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe)
Taskin Ahmed, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Al-Amin Hossain, Nazmul Apu, Anamul Haque, Sohag Gazi, Alok Kapali, Muktar Ali, Mizanur Rahman, Nadif Chowdhury, Jubair Likhon, Shafiul Hayat, Sanjamul Islam, Angelo Perera, Dinesh Chandimal (Sri Lanka), Kesrick Williams (West Indies), Colin Ingram (South Africa), Ravi Bopara (England), Shiraj Ahmed (UAE)