Mashrafe to lead Rangpur Riders in BPL-5

Ahead of the upcoming season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), former Comilla Victorians captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza who led the side to the title in BPL-3, has been roped in by Rangpur Riders. [বাংলায় পড়ুন: এবার রংপুর রাইডার্সকে নেতৃত্ব দিবেন মাশরাফি]

Ishtiaque Sadeque, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rangpur Riders has confirmed the news authenticity while talking to bdcrictime.com.

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The announcement has come on Friday, after the franchise completed all the official procedures of signing, with Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

The franchise has said that they’re proud to announce Mashrafe Bin Mortaza – the most successful captain of Bangladesh’s cricket history, as their Icon player as well as captain.

Also they are hopeful to make a good side under Mashrafe’s captaincy and make the people of Rangpur happy by winning the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) title for the first time.

Mashrafe who led Bangladesh to the semi-final of the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy, is considered as the most successful captain of the country’s history, winning 23 ODIs out 37 matches Tigers played under his captaincy thus far.

Apart from Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, they also confirmed the inclusion of some other players, five of them are foreign players. Three star cricketers from West Indies, including Chris Gayle have been confirmed by the franchise.

Other players are Samuel Badree, Charls Dawson, Thisara Parera and Ravi Bopara. They are also trying to rope in some more big names from Australia and South Africa.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com

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