BPL players’ draft likely on Nov 12

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Oct 18,2019


The players draft for the forthcoming Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League is likely to be held on November 12, shortly after the national team’s Twenty20 international series against India.

The decision was on Thursday during a meeting of the Bangladesh Cricket Board officials, who discussed the latest development of the upcoming event, in Mirpur.

‘Draft is likely to be held on November 12, shortly after the India T20Is,’ said BCB president Nazmul Hasan, adding that a total 393 foreign and players have registered for the upcoming BPL.

Some 38 foreign coaches also showed their interest to work in the competition, he said.

Nazmul revealed that nine companies have shown their interest to be team sponsors reconfirming that a board director will guide each team in the franchise-less event.

 ‘Coach can be Bangladeshi or from overseas. We will appoint physios, trainers and computer analysts, and once we get this done, we will hold the players’ draft. By-laws will remain as it is,’ he added.

Nazmul informed that they were working on the players’ pay structure which, he said, will not be as high as the previous years.

‘The players’ pay structure is being worked on, we have some adjustments but it won’t be as high as before,’ he said.

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