Bangladeshis go unsold in The Hundred draft
None of the eight Bangladeshis have got a team in The Hundred draft for its inaugural edition this year.
The draft was arranged behind closed doors on Monday (February 22). The ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) has been releasing the full squads of the eight teams – Manchester Originals, Northern Superchangers, Birmingham Phoenix, Trent Rockets, Welsh Fire, London Spirit, Oval Invincibles and Southern Brave – on Tuesday (February 23).
Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Imrul Kayes, Sabbir Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Hider Rony and Soumya Sarkar were the eight men from Bangladesh to have registered for the draft. Shakib and Tamim were among the ones with highest base price (£100,000).
The draft started with Nicholas Pooran becoming the first man to be picked, by Manchester Originals. Kagiso Rabada and Shadab Khan were among the overseas signings for Manchester.
Kieron Pollard went to Welsh Fire while David Warner, despite being under scanner for injury, was picked by Southern Brave.
The Hundred 2021 will kick off on July 21 with a women’s fixture – Oval Invincibles vs Manchester Originals – at The Oval. The men’s teams of these two teams will lock horns on the next day at the same venue
Lord’s Cricket Ground will host the men’s and women’s finals on the 21st August.