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The players' draft of the 10th Bangladesh Premier League between the seven franchises has been completed. The draft consisted of a total of 646 cricketers, among them 443 foreigners and 203 local players.
Mushfiqur Rahim was the favorite of the draft as he was the only local player in Category A who was sought by all the franchises but Fortune Barishal's was lucky enough to add the stalwart into their realm.
Though, the former champion Rangpur Riders had the first call in the draft they opted to pick Rony Talukdar from the player's draft.
After Mushfiqur Rahim, Barishal signed Soumya Sarkar and Mohammad Saifuddin including Taijul Islam, Prantik Nawrose Nabil, Dinesh Chandimal, Kamrul Islam Rabbi.
Khulna Tigers added Afif Hossain, Rubel Hossain and the Sri Lanka duo Dasun Shanaka, and Kasun Rajitha to their team.
The seven franchises had signed local cricketers and a good group of foreign cricketers under the direct local signing policy.
The base prices for players of local cricketers in different categories are: Category A - 80 Lakhs BDT, Category B - 50 Lakhs BDT, Category C - 30 Lakhs BDT, and the rest follow suit.
The base prices for overseas players in different categories are: Category A - USD 80K, Category B - USD 60K, Category C - USD 40K, Category D - USD 30K and Category E - USD 20K.
Retention Players: Litton Das, Mustafizur Rahman, Tanvir Islam, Mohammad Rizwan, Sunil Narine
Direct Signing: Towhid Hridoy, Moeen Ali, Andrew Russell, Iftikhar Ahmad, Zaman Khan, Khusdil Shah, Johnson Charles, Noor Ahmad, Naseem Shah, Rashid Khan,
Players from Draft: Jaker Ali Onik, Rishad Hossain, Mahidul Ankon, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Rahkeem Cornwall, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Anamul Haque, Mathew Walter Ford, Mushfiq Hasan, Mahidul Ankon,
Retention Players: Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny, Shoriful Islam,
Direct Signing: Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Saim Ayub, Usman Kadir, Chaturanga de Silva,
Players from Draft: Alauddin Babu, Saif Hassan, Irfan Sukkur, S.M Mehrob Hasan, Sabbir Hossain, Jasim Uddin, Lahiru Samarakoon, Samarawickrama.
Retention Players: Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury, Ziaur Rahman, Nihaduzzaman
Direct Signing: Shohidul Islam, Muhammad Haris, Nazibullah Zadran, Mohammad Hasnain, Steve Eskinazi, Curtis Campher,
Players from Draft: Shykat Ali, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Imranuzzaman, Alamin Hossain, Bilal Khan, Salauddin Sakeel, Shahadat Hossain Dipu,
Retention Players: Nasum Ahmed, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Nahidul Islam
Direct Signing: Anamul Haque Bijoy, Evin Lewis, Faheem Ashraf, Dhananjaya De Silva, Shai Hope,
Players from Draft: Afif Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon, Habibur Rahman Sohan, Dasun Shanaka, Kasun Rajitha, Akbar Ali, Sumon Khan, Mukidil Islam Mugdho,
Retention Players: Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Azmatullah Omarzai, Nicholas Pooran
Direct Signing : Shakib Al Hasan, Babar Azam, Ihsanullah, Matheesha Pathirana, Brandon King, Wanindu Hasaranga,
Players from Draft: Rony Talukdar, Ripon Mondol, Shamim Hossain, Hasan Murad, Ashikuzzaman, Abu Haider Rony, Fazle Mahmud Rabbi, Michael Ripon, Yasir Muhammad,
Retention Players: Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Khaled Ahmed, Ibrahim Zadran
Direct Signing: Tamim Iqbal, Shoaib Malik, Paul Starling, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammed Amir, Abbas Afridi, Dunith Wellalage,
Players from Draft: Mushfiqur Rahim, Rakibul Hasan Jr, Mohammad Saifuddin, Soumya Sarkar, Pritom Kumar, Taijul Islam, Prantik Nawrose Nabil, Dinesh Chandimal, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Yanicch Cariah,
Retention Players: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Zakir Hasan, Tanzim Hasan Sakib
Direct Signing: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Harry Tector, Ben Cutting, Ryan Burl, George Scrimshaw,
Players from Draft: Ariful Haque, Yasir Ali Rabbi, Mohammad Mithun, Rejaur Rahman Raza, Jawad Rowen, Nayeem Hasan, Shofiqul Islam, Nazmul Islam Apu, Dusan Hemantha, Salman Hossain.