Gayle goes to Chittagong, Afridi to play for Rangpur in BPL 4
Fourth edition of Bangladesh Premier League will kick off from 4 November. Before beginning this tournament, the Participating teams will face each-other in the battle of ‘Players draft’ on September 30 in Dhaka. [Read in Bangla: বিদেশী ক্রিকেটার সংগ্রহের শীর্ষে ঢাকা]
Seven teams will be participating in the upcoming BPL season four as Rajshahi and Khulna have made a comeback in the BPL after a break. Already, It has learnt that BPL governing committee has been fixed seven ‘icon’ cricketers for the participating teams ahead BPL season 4.
Reliable sources have ensured that, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mahmudullah Riyad, Tamim Iqbal, Sabbir Rahman and young Soumya Sarkar are the Icon cricketers and will be playing in the BPL season 4 respectively for Dhaka, Barishal, Comilla, Khulna, Chittagong, Rajshahi and Rangpur.
It has also learnt sources that participating teams have been already ensured some foreign cricketers to play for their side in the BPL . According to the reliable sources, Dhaka Dynamites are ahead in this list, they have already picked up eight foreign cricketers in their squad including Dwayne Bravo, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Andre Russell, and Ravi Bopara.
On the other side, Chittagong Vikings have ensured the dashing hard hitter batsman, Chris Gayle for their side. Although Comilla Victorians lose Andre Russel to Dhaka Dynamites, they have been retained Samuels, Nuwan Kulasekara and Zaidi.
Shahid Afridi goes to Rangpur Riders and West Indians Darren Sammy all set ready to entertain BPL for Rajshahi.
-Imran Hasan, Correspondent, bdcricteam.com