The players’ draft of fifth edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is going to be held on this Saturday (16 September). Prior to the players’ draft, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), has announced the foreign cricketers list who are going to take part in the BPL T20 2017 Player’s draft. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ প্লেয়ার ড্রাফটে ২০৮ বিদেশী ক্রিকেটার]
According to Bangladesh Cricket Board’s announcement, 208 cricketers are registered to partake in the players’ draft of this year BPL. Which is bigger numbers than the previous editions. To be noted, 168 cricketers were participated in the players’ draft of BPL 2016.
Out of 208 foreign cricketers, a total number of 62 cricketers are from England while 46 Pakistanis cricketers alongside 27 West-Indian, 26 Sri Lankan, 8 Zimbabwen with 6 cricketers from South Africa, Ireland, Afghanistan, UAE are going to be take part in the players’ draft. Apart from this, cricketers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and USA are also all set to partake in the player’s draft of BPL 2017.
Cricketers will be divided into six categories. On Friday, BCB has confirmed the cricketers’ categories too. BCB has set the highest price for foreign cricketers is $70, 000, while the lowest price is $10,000.
According to the announcement, numbers of cricketer and categories are as follows-
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To be noted, the fifth season of BPL will kick-off from 2 November. Seven teams will be participated in this year’s BPL.