Ahead of the fifth season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), the newest franchise of the tournament, Sylhet Sixers have roped in three local players all-rounder Nasir Hossain, wicket-keeper batsman Nurul Hasan Sohan and spinner Taijul Islam.[বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বিপিএলে নতুন দলে নাম লেখালেন নাসির]
As Sylhet were not part of the BPL-4, they had to opportunity to retain any player. So the Bangladesh Premier League Governing Council had given them the opportunity of directly picking three local players from the available list in order to match the other six teams of the tournament in the players’ draft.
Although the other six teams had confirmed their local players retainees’ list earlier, Monday was the deadline for Sylhet to submit their three local picks to the BPL Governing Council.
Among the newly picked three players, Nasir Hossain played for the defending champions of the tournament, Dhaka Dynamites, in the previous season of the BPL.
Spinner Taijul Islam was part of the Barisal franchise which now have been ruled out from the tournament this season after failing to meet financial terms with the BPL GC.
Meanwhile, Nurul Hasan Sohan who has been considered as one of the finest wicket-keeper of the country, was released by Rajshahi Kings who were the runners-up in the last season of the tournament.
– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com