Thursday was the deadline of submitting retainees’ cricketers list of the participating teams of Bangladesh Premier League season five, set to start from November 3. Hence, six participating teams have submitted their retainees’ list. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বিপিএল ফ্যাঞ্চাইজিগুলোর স্কোয়াডে ‘ধরে রাখা’ ক্রিকেটারদের তালিকা]
Sylhet Surma Sixers, who are going to feature for the very first time in the history of BPL, have not submitted this list as they are new comer. They will get the chance to pick up three local cricketers from the players draft so that every teams can able to participate in the players draft with same balance.
According to the sources, Dhaka Dynamites, the defending champions have retained three local cricketers- Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Shahid and Mehedi Maruf alongside the retaining Shakib Al Hasan as their icon.
Rangpur Riders have been roped in Mashrafe Mortaza as their icon of BPL season-5 and have decided to retain Mohammad Mithun, Rubel Hossain and Sohag Gazi.
It can be mentioned, the players draft for Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2017 will be held in Dhaka on September 16. Every franchises of BPL, will be allowed to pick up a maximum number of 13 local cricketers from the players’ draft and will have the embargo of picking seven local cricketers from the draft.