Sylhet Sixers confirmed on Friday (that banned Australia star David Warner will be a part of the team in the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). The Sylhet-based franchise have also roped in Nepal spinner Sandeep Lamichhane, report agencies.
“We believe he is a player of great impact especially when it comes to T20 cricket,” Sixers CEO Yasir Obaid was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz about Warner’s signing. “I am very excited to let you know that I am part a Sixers. I can’t wait to be part of Sylhet Sixers family,” Warner said in a video on Sixers’ official Facebook page.
Sylhet had retained one less player than the predetermined quota as they named Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, and Sohail Tanvir in the players’ retention list. Sabbir was their icon player last season, but he could not make it to the A+ category – the reintroduced version of icon cricketer – this year.
Sylhet then added Liton Das as their A+ category player. Each of the
franchises are allowed to include
two players in the team from
outside the draft.
The players’ draft for the upcoming BPL will be held on October 28.