Sports Desk
Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is not going to be hosted this year due to election. However, the sixth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League will be held on January 5. The organizers of the BPL Governing Council have already started the preparation for the mega event. All the franchises have already submitted players list for the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). September 30, 2018 was the last of submitting retaining players list for BPL teams. Only Chittagong Vikings have not submitted their list as yet as they are planning not to participate in the next year BPL. According to the special source, no team did not want to lose the opportunity to retain four players. Apart from the local Bangladeshi cricketers, a lot of Pakistani and Windies cricketers were retained by franchises, which includes the likes of Sunil Narine, Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine.
Rangpur Riders, the defending champions of the BPL, has retained their Bangladesh best captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza for the upcoming season. Not only is Mashrafe but also, they retained local players Mohammad Mithun, Nazmul Islam Apu and Chris Gayle. Rangpur Riders was not submitted Brendon McCullum. Dhaka Dynamite, the current runners up of BPL, they retain big four players Shakib Al Hasan, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Rovman Powell included in the list.
Rajshahi Kings, who could not show the good performance despite having a balance team in the last edition.They has kept four local boy Mustafizur Rahman, one of the biggest arms of the tournament. Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Mominul Haque and Zakir Hassan have also been retained in the team with Mustafiz.
Comilla Victorians, who holds the title of BPL’s fourth season, has retained their ex captain Tamim Iqbal. They also retained two local players and a forage player foreign. Opener Imrul Kayes and all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin and Shoaib Malik added the list.
Sylhet Sixers retained their icon cricketer Sabbir Rahman and their last year captain Nasir Hossain. Pakistani cricketer Sohail Tanvir will again wear their jersey in the upcoming BPL.
Khulna Titans retained their icon and captain Mahmudullah Riyad in their team. It has been learned that Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Carlos Brathwaite are also on the list of their retained players list.
The player draft will be held on 25th October for the upcoming season and the tournament will be commencing in January 2019. Earlier, it was scheduled that the tournament will be conducted in November 2018, but due to the elections in Bangladesh, the tournament was postponed.