Mashrafe-Ashraful in same team, new destinations for Tamim-Riyad
While the official date for transfers has been set from March 3 to March 5 for the forthcoming edition of the Dhaka Premier League (DPL), participating teams have already begun their quest for arranging squad.
It had already been known that Mushfiqur Rahim will play for Abahani Limited this season. And now the teams have been almost confirmed for other three senior cricketers Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah Riyad as well.
Meanwhile the team of another popular cricketer Mohammad Ashraful has also been confirmed. Both Mashrafe and Ashraful will play for Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club this season.
These two superstars of Bangladesh cricket will be seen to play together after a long while. The last time they played for the same team was during the controversial second season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), in which the duo represented Dhaka Gladiators.
Tamim and Riyad are going to new teams this season. While Prime Bank Cricket Club have all but confirmed Tamim’s inclusion, Riyad is likely to don Gazi Group Cricketers’ jersey.
It has been learnt that Abahani are going to set a very strong team, as they have been trying to rope in cricketers like Liton Das, Taijul Islam, Naim Sheikh, Aminul Islam Biplob, Shahidul Islam and Nazmul Hossain Shanto as well.
Since getting the List A status, this is going to be the 7th edition of DPL, which will roll onto the ground from March 15.
Considered as the biggest 50-over domestic cricket competition of the country, DPL will not include any foreign cricketers this year, in a bid to provide the local cricketers with more opportunities than ever.