Six Bangladeshi cricketers in players’ draft of ‘The Hundred’
For the inaugural players’ draft of ECB’s newly ventured competition ‘The Hundred’, 165 overseas cricketers have been registered.
The enlistment of foreign cricketers saw a prominent number of mega T20 stars from around the globe including the likes of Chris Gayle, Rashid Khan, Aaron Finch, David Warner, and Babar Azam.
The long list of overseas players include six Bangladeshi cricketers to be enrolled for the players’ draft. Among them, star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal have been taken in the second highest salary range with a reserve price of £100,000 (USD124,000).
The category also includes Harbhajan Singh, Andre Russell, Glenn Maxwell, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Sandeep Lamichhane, Shahid Afridi, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard.
The highest bidder for the first ever players’ draft of the Hundred goes to Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc and David Warner, Quinton de Kock, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Lasith Malinga and Chris Gayle. They are set for a reserve price at the highest possible salary of £125,000 (USD155,000).
It can be noted that each franchise team will be permitted three overseas players in their squad and in their playing XI.
Earlier in Thursday morning, the eight franchises which are all attached to cities in the United Kingdom unveiled their official names and kits at an event in east London.
Furthermore, two local icons from both men and women team were also announced. The men and women competition will be held side by side.