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Sylhet Sunrisers include Simmons-Thomas





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Sylhet Sunrisers has added two Caribbean cricketers in the squad for the eighth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). The franchise has signed Lendl Simmons and Devon Thomas for the upcoming season.

Sylhet Sunrisers confirmed on their official Facebook page about the inclusion of opener Simmons and 32-year-old wicketkeeper Devon Thomas.

The franchises could pick a maximum of eight foreign players in this year's BPL. Thomas joined Sylhet as the eighth overseas player.

Apart from Simmons-Devon, the team also includes Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Perera, Kesrick Williams, Ravi Bopara, Colin Ingram.

The six-team-based marquee event will begin on January 21. The final of the tournament is scheduled on 18 February. All the matches will be staged in Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet stadium.

The tournament will be held in a double round-robin format followed by three playoffs and a final and the winning team will take home Tk one crore while the runners-up will win a prize money of Tk 50 lakh.

The 8th season of the six-franchise BPL will get underway when Fortune Barishal take on the Chattogram Challengers at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Mirpur.

Sylhet Sunrisers

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), Lendl Simmons, Devon Thomas.