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The players' draft of the 9th Bangladesh Premier League T20 between the seven franchises have completed at a City Hotel on Wednesday.
A total of 660 cricketers, among them 400 foreigners and 260 local players, had been listed in the players' draft of the ninth edition of BPL.
As part of preparations, the seven franchises have signed a local cricketer and a good group of foreign cricketers under the direct local signing policy.
Sylhet Strikers have signed veteran cricketer Mashrafe bin Mortaza, while Khulna Tigers recruited ODI captain cum opener Tamim Iqbal. Star all-rounder Shakib al Hasan has found home in Fortune Barishal.
Former champions Comilla Victorians and Rangpur Riders have brought in left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman and wicketkeeper-batter Nurul Hasan as part of the one local direct signing.
Chattogram Challengers have signed young middle-order batter Afif Hossain.
Stalwarts such as Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad and Liton Das were picked by Sylhet Sixers, Fortune Barishal and Comilla Victorians respectively from category A.
Mehedi Hasan Miraz (Khulna), Mosaddek Hossain (Comilla), Najmul Hossain Shanto (Sylhet), Imrul Kayes (Comilla), Mahedi Hasan (Rangpur) and Nasum Ahmed (Khulna) along with Mohammad Saifuddin (Khulna) were listed in Category B.
Category A players will get Taka 80 Lakh while Taka 50 lakh, 40 lakh, 30 lakh, 20 lakh, 15 lakh, 10 lakh and 5 lakh have been assigned for Category B through G respectively.
The BPL is set to begin on January 5 with the final slated for February 27.
Direct Signings- Shakib Al Hasan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Usman Qadir, Rakheem Cornwall, Kesrick Williams, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen-Ul-Haq, Kusal Perera.
From Draft-Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebdaot Hossain, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Fazle Rabbi, Haider Ali, Chaturanga De Silva, Khaled Ahmed, Saif Hassan, Qazi Onik, Sunjamul Islam, Salman Hossain.
Direct Signings- Afif Hossian, Vishwa Fernando, Ashan Priyanjan, Curtis Campher
From Draft-Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Shuvagata Hom, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Irfan Sukkur, Mahadi Maruf, Ziaur Rahman, Max O Dowd, Unmukt Chand, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed Rahi, Farhad Reza, Towfiq Khan Tushar,
Direct Signings- Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Khsushdil Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Abrar Ahmed, Brandon King.
From Draft- Litton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Tanvir Islam, Imrul Kayes, Ashiqur Zaman, Jaker Ali, Sean Williams, Chadwick Walton, Josh Cobb, Shykat Ali, Abu Haider Rony, Nayeem Hasan, Mukidul Islam Mugdho, Mahidul Islam Ankon.
Direct Signings- Taskin Ahmed, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Munaweera.
Form Draft-Mohammad Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, Shoriful Islam, Arafat Sunny, Nasir Hossain, Al Amin Hossain, Shan Masood, Ahmed Shahzad, Alok Kapali, Munir Hossain Khan, Ariful Haque, Mukhtar Ali, Mizanur Rahman, Delwar Hossain, Usman Ghani, Salman Irshad.
Direct Signings- Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Haris, Thisara Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Dhananjaya De Silva, Colin Ackermann, Ryan Burl.
From Draft-Mushfiqur Rahim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Nabil Samad, Towhid Hridoy, Rubel Hossain, Tom Moores, Gulbadin Naib, Zakir Hasan, Najmul Islam Apu, Akbar Ali, Mohammad Sharifullah, Tanjim Sakib, Taibur Rahman.
Direct Signing- Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shoaib Malik, Pathum Nissanka, Sikandar Raza, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Newaz, Jaffry Vandersay
From Draft- Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Naim Sheikh, Rakibul Hasan Jnr, Shamim Hossain Patwary, Ripon Mondal, Azmatullah Omarzai, Aaron Jones, Rony Talukder, Parvez Hossain Emon, Alauddin Babu.
Direct Signings- Tamim Iqbal, Avishka Fernando, Wahab Riaz, Naseem Shah, Azam Khan.
From Draft-Mohammad Saifuddin, Yasir Ali Rabbi, Nasum Ahmed, Nahidul Islam, Munim Shahriar, Sabbir Rahman, Dasun Shanaka, Paul Van Meekeren, Shofiqul Islam, Pritom Kumar, Habibur Rahman Sohan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy.