The ninth season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will begin in the first week of January 2023. In the meantime, the player draft has been completed on November 23. Before the draft, however, the franchises started to organize the team. The teams already recruited cricketers through direct signing before the draft. Many local and foreign cricketers have got teams through direct signup. The rest of the listed players were left out for the draft. Let’s see the detailed BPL draft 2023 and know the players' names according to their teams. BPL 2023: Players Category and Salaries Table: Salary range of BPL players under different categories Player Category Base Salary (Taka) A 80 lakh B 50 lakh C 30 lakh D 20 lakh E 15 lakh F 10 lakh G 5 lakh This year player has been categorized into seven categories from ‘A’ to ‘G’. ‘A’ category players will get 80 lakh taka this season. The BPL 2023 salary for ‘B’ category players is 50 lakh taka. Remuneration in the 'C', 'D', 'E', 'F' and 'G' categories is 30, 20, 15, 10 and 5 lakhs respectively. Read More: BPL: From “world’s second-best” to “best domestic” league BPL 2023 Draft: Teams and Signed Player List The BPL players' draft was held on Wednesday, November 23 in an elite hotel in Dhaka. There are seven franchises in 2023 BPL. The seven teams are Dhaka Dominators, Chattogram Challengers, Comilla Victorians, Fortune Barishal, Khulna Tigers, Sylhet Strikers, and Rangpur Riders. More than 300 players were auctioned from home and abroad, while 137 players were sold. Each team bought more than 15-22 players. While most of the players were sold during the draft some top ranked players such as Shakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Tamim Iqbal, Mustafizur Rahman, and more were signed directly. However, some top performers from previous tournaments did not get any team. Among them Ashraful and Mominul Islam were notable. Young opening batter Tanjid Hasan Tamim was also on this list. Dhaka Dominators Table: Player list of Dhaka Dominators in BPL 2023 Players from Direct Contract Taskin Ahmed, Chamika Karunaratne (Sri Lanka), Dilshan Munaweera (Sri Lanka) Bangladeshi Players from Draft Mohammad Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, Shoriful Islam, Arafat Sunny, Nasir Hossain, Al Amin Hossain, Shan Masood, Ahmad Shahzad, Alok Kapali, Monir Hossain Khan, Ariful Haque, Salman Irshad, Muktar Ali, Mizanur Rahman, Delwar Hossain Foreign Players from Draft Shan Masood, Ahmed Shehzad (Pakistan), Usman Ghani (Afghanistan), Salman Ershad. Dhaka Dominators bought a total of 22 players and three of them were foreign players. Among these players Taskin, Chamika Karunaratne and Dilshan Munaweera were signed directly due to their recent performance Asia Cup and World Cup. Read More: 7 local cricketers get direct contracts in 2023 BPL Chattogram Challengers Table: Player list of Chattogram Challengers in BPL 2023 Players from Direct Contract Afif Hussain, Biswa Fernando (Sri Lanka), Ashan Priyanjan (Sri Lanka), Curtis Camper (Ireland). Bangladeshi Players from Draft Mritunjoy Chowdhury, Shubhagat Hom Chowdhury, Mehdi Hasan Rana, Irfan Sukkur, Mehdi Maruf, Ziaur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Abu Zayed Rahi, Farhad Reza, Taufiq Khan Tushar Foreign Players from Draft Max O’Dowd (Netherlands), Open Moon (India/USA) Chattogram Challengers has arranged their team with 16 players and they kept five foreign players in tehir squad. Among all these players Afif Hussian is a star player for the team and it is expected that he will give his best for the team. Comilla Victorians Table: Player list of Comilla Victorians in 2023 Players from Direct Contract Mostafizur Rahman, Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan), Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan), Hasan Ali (Pakistan), Khushdil Shah (Pakistan), Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), Abrar Ahmed (Pakistan). Bangladeshi Players from Draft Liton Kumar Das, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Tanveer Islam, Imrul Kayes, Ashikuzzaman, Zaker Ali Anik, Saikat Ali, Abu Hyder Roni, Naeem Hasan, Mukidul Islam impressed. Foreign Players from Draft Shaun Williams (Zimbabwe), Chadwick Walton (West Indies). 3 times BPL winner Comilla Victorians seem to spend a huge amount of money this season as they have bought most star players including Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Nabi, and Mostafizur Rahman. They have 19 players on their team with 7 foreign players. Read More: BPL 2023: Mahmudullah in Barishal, Mushfiqur in Sylhet Fortune Barishal Table: Player list of Fortune Barishal in BPL 2023 Players from Direct Contract Shakib Al Hasan, Iftekhar Ahmed (Pakistan), Mohammad Wasim Jr (Pakistan), Ibrahim Zadran (Afghanistan), Karim Janat (Afghanistan), Omar Qadir (Pakistan), Rahkeem Cornwell (West Indies), Kesrick Williams (West Indies ), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan). Bangladeshi Players from Draft Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Ibadat Hossain, Enamul Haque Vijay, Kamrul Islam Rabi, Fazle Mahmud Rabi, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Saif Hasan, Kazi Anik, Sanjamul Islam, Salman Hossain. Foreign Players from Draft Haider Ali (Pakistan), Chaturanga de Silva (Sri Lanka). Fortune Barishal has yet to win a BPL cup, but it seems in 2023 they have a strong wish to win it. From Shakib Al Hasan to Mahmudullah Riyad, they have made a team with a mix of experienced and young players consisting of 22 cricketers. Among them, 10 players are from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and West Indies. Khulna Tigers Table: Player list of Khulna Tigers in BPL 2023 Players from Direct Contract Tamim Iqbal, Abiska Fernando (Sri Lanka), Wahab Riaz (Pakistan), Naseem Shah (Pakistan), Azam Khan (Pakistan). Bangladeshi Players from Draft Mohammad Saifuddin, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Nasum Ahmed, Nahidul Islam, Munim Shahriar, Sabbir Rahman, Shafiqul Islam, Pritam Kumar, Habibur Rahman Sohan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy. Foreign Players from Draft Dasun Shanaka (Sri Lanka), Paul Mikrin (Sri Lanka). Registered in 2012, previously known as Khulna Titans, the franchise is yet to win a tournament. This year they have created a team with 11 Bangladeshi players and 6 foreign players. Tamim Iqbal is the captain of the Khulna Tigers. Read More: BPL 2023: What Mashrafe, Perara and Amir can bring to Sylhet Strikers Sylhet Strikers Table: Player list of Sylhet Strikers in BPL 2023 Players from Direct Contract Mashrafe bin Mortaza, Mohammad Amir (Pakistan), Mohammad Haris (Pakistan), Ryan Burl (Zimbabwe), Kamindu Mendis (Sri Lanka), Dhananjaya de Silva (Sri Lanka), Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka). Bangladeshi Players from Draft Mushfiqur Rahim, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Rezaur Rahman Raja, Nabeel Samad, Tauhid Hriday, Rubel Hossain, Zakir Hasan, Nazmul Islam Apu, Akbar Ali, Mohammad Sharifullah, Tanjim Hasan Shakib. Foreign Players from Draft Tom Moores, Gulbdin Naib Founded in 2012, this franchise has changed its name 7 times in the last 10 years and will be known as Sylhet Strikers in the 2023 to 2025 season. They made 20 man squad keeping Mashrafe bin Mortaza as the captain. However, they have spent most of their money on foreign players. Rangpur Riders Table: Player list of Rangpur Riders in BPL 2023 Players from Direct Contract Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shoaib Malik (Pakistan), Pathum Nishanka (Sri Lanka), Haris Rauf (Pakistan), Mohammad Nawaz (Pakistan), Jeffrey Vandersee (Sri Lanka), Sikandar Raja (Zimbabwe). Bangladeshi Players from Draft Sheikh Mehdi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Naeem Sheikh, Rakibul Hasan, Shamim Patwari, Ripon Mondal, Roni Talukder, Parvez Hussain Imon, Rabiul Haque, Alauddin Babu. Foreign Players from Draft Azmatullah Omurzai (Afghanistan), Aaron Jones (USA). Won the 5th edition of BPL by defeating Dhaka Dynamites in the final, Rangpur Raiders emphasized spending for the top-level foreign player and middle-range Bangladeshi players. They have bought a total of 19 players including 7 foreign players. Read More: BPL 2023: Syhet Strikers ropes in Mashrafe, Amir, Perera Final Words According to BPL 2023 draft, the seven teams have spent approximately 22 crore taka on Bangladeshi and foreign players. Among them, Barishal has spent more money. If everything goes well, the ninth season of BPL will start on January 5, 2023, and will end on February 16. The tenth season of BPL will start on January 6 next year and will continue till February 17. BPL 2025 will be from January 1 to February 11.
As the first franchise of this year's Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Sylhet Strikers named their icon players and some important foreign recruits. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, the former captain of Bangladesh national team, is the icon of Sylhet Strikers. They also roped in Pakistan pace-bowling star Mohammad Amir along with Sri Lankan stars Thisara Perera, Kamindu Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva. They have announced it in their logo unveiling ceremony on Wednesday in a Dhaka hotel. Read: BPL: From “world’s second-best” to “best domestic” league Sylhet have also named Rajin Saleh, the former national team captain, as their assistant coach and Nafis Iqbal as their team manager respectively. A total of seven teams will participate in this year's BPL which will begin in early January 2023.
There was a time when Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officials used to claim that the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) was the second-best T20 cricket league in the world. According to them, the BPL was positioned right after the Indian Premier League (IPL). But now, they say, they are working to make the BPL "one of the best leagues" in the country. The next season of the BPL is slated to be played from early January to mid-February, 2023. BCB has already drafted the names of the owners of the seven participating franchises. If all goes well, the franchises will be finalized soon after the prospective owners pay the bank guarantee of BDT 100 million. Read: Shakib Al Hasan shines in Caribbean Premier League At least two other leagues are scheduled to be played at the same time as the BPL. As a result, the BPL may not be able to attract the attention of the best foreign players. Many have already signed contracts with teams in the other two leagues, one of which will be held in the United Arab Emirates and the other in South Africa. Ismail Haider Mallick, member secretary of the BPL governing council, today said, "BPL was a good T20 event when there were not many leagues like it." "Now too many leagues are there – CPL is happening, PSL is here, UAE is going to host a league and South Africa is also on the scene. Now, it’s tough to compare (BPL) with other (international) leagues. We want to make it one of the best domestic leagues. " Read: BPL Governing Council announces names of seven BPL franchises The first edition of the BPL was played in 2012. Four years after that, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) started the Pakistan Super League (PSL). While BPL is still trying to establish its brand, PSL is generating a lot of money for PCB. "It costs a lot to host an event like BPL," Ismail added. "To make it bigger, we have to sell the ownership of a franchise for a lot of money. But the reality is, we cannot even host it as a home-and-away event. We don’t have enough venues for it. What we are looking forward to is making it one of our best domestic events. " Since BPL may fail to attract the attention of foreign players this season, BCB is going to relax conditions. Ismail said a franchise will be able to sign a foreign player at any point of the tournament, and they will also be able to sign a foreign player for any period of time. Read: Bangladesh champions of ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022 It means if a franchise gets a player for only two matches, they are allowed to sign the player. At the same time, Ismail said, a franchise can play two foreign players in a match instead of four. BCB has already fixed the remuneration of the players. According to BCB, the local players in the A category will get BDT 8 million, while the players in the lowest category will generate half a million taka. Every team is allowed to sign one local player directly out of the draft, but there is no limit to signing a foreign player. The BCB will not decide how much money a team will pay to recruit a foreign cricketer outside the draft. Read: A narrow escape: Bangladesh beat UAE by 7 runs in 1st T20
Bashundhara Kings, which earned the hattrick title of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football, today (Saturday) completed their engagement in the 12-team ongoing league with winning note beating three times champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club by 2-1 goals in their last match at home venue-- Bashundhara Sports Complex in the city The coveted trophy of the prestigious league was handed over to the champions Bashundhara Kings after the day's match amid huge enthusiasm from their home crowd. BFF Senior Vice President and Chairman of the Professional League Committee Abdus Salam Murshedy MP was the chief guest at the function. In the day's match, midfielder Motin Miah put the Kings ahead in the very 8th minute of the match (1-0) while Brazilian player cum Kings captain Robson Robinho assured the team victory scoring the 2nd goal in the 53rd minute (2-0)Shohanur Rahman netted the lone goal for Sheikh Jamal in the 69th minute (2-1) Bishwanath Ghosh of the Kings and Sheikh Jamal's Uzbek striker Otabek got marching order after receiving the red cards just 10 minutes before the final whistle. The first phase match between two teams ended in 3-3 draw. Bashundhara Kings, which earned a rare feat of clinching the hattrick title of BPL Football earlier with two matches to spare, celebrated their league crown by winning the last two vital league matches, beating six time champions Dhaka Abahani and three times champions Sheikh Jamal DC The Bashundhara Kings made a frustrating start in the league losing the league opener to newcomers Swadhinata KS, but remained unbeaten in the remaining 21 matches to win league trophy comfortably securing 57 points from 22 encounters, with 18 wins, three draw and one defeat.Last times runners-up Sheikh Jamal DC finished 4th in the league securing 35 points with nine wins, eight draw and five defeats after league runners up Dhaka Abahani and the 3rd ranked Saif SC . Read: BPL Football: Bashundhara Kings maintain winning streak This was the first hattrick title for Bashundhara Kings and the 2nd hattrick title in the BPL history after Dhaka Abahani, which won the BPL crown for a record six times, including first three times in row in the year 2007, 2008-2009, 2009-2010. Bashundhara Kings, which were deprived of this season's two major soccer trophies, the Independence Cup and Federation Cup Football, clinched the league title convincingly beating Dhaka Abahani after three matches.
Former champions Sheikh Russel KC beat Rahmatganj MFS by 3-2 goal in the 21st round match of the 12-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football'2022 at Bir Shreshtho Shaheed Matiur Rahman Stadium in Munshiganj on Wednesday. Midfielder Dipok Roy scored twice in the 66th and 76th minutes while Ghana forward Richard Gadze netted the other goal for Sheikh Russel KC in the 37th minute .Tajikistan defender Siyovush Asrorov scored both the goals for the old Dhaka outfit Rahmatganj MFS in the 83rd and 90+5 minutes.In the day's another league match, Dhaka Mohammedan SC played 1-1 draw with Bangladesh Police FC at the Muktijoddha Smriti Stadium in Rajshahi on Wednesday. Malian booter Souleymane Diabate scored first for the traditional black and white Mohammedan in the 28th minute while Ivory Coast forward Cristian Kouakou restored the parity for Police FC just four minutes later. The day's other league match between Chittagong Abahani and Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad KC also ended in 1-1 draw at Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni Stadium in Gopalganj The freedom fighters team Muktijoddha SKC took lead in the very 2nd minute of the match by a Tariqul Islam goal (1-0) while Nigerian forward Candy neutralized the margin for Chittagong Abahani in the 39th minute (1-1) After the day's 21st round matches, Dhaka Mohammedan SC advanced to the 5th slot with 30 points, Bangladesh Police SC remained at 6th slot also with 30 points (due to poor goal differences), Sheikh Russel KC is in the 7th place with 28 points, Chittagong Abahani is in the 8th slot with 28 points, Rahmatganj MFS is in the 9th place with 18 points while Muktijoddha SKC is in the 10th slot with 16 points.Earlier, Bashundhara Kings earned a rare feat of clinching the hattrick title of BPL Football securing 54 points from 21 matches with 17 win, three draw and one defeat against relegation bound and new comers Swadhinata KS in opener.SIx time champions Dhaka Abahani assured league runners up position distantly collecting 44 points from 21 encounters with 13 win, five draw and three defeats. Also read: BPL Football: Saif SC advance to 3rd slot crushing Uttar Baridhara 7-0
Muktijoddha Sangsad upset Dhaka Mohammedan 2-1 in the 20th round match of the 12-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football at the Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni Stadium in Gopalganj Thursday. Burundian forward Sudi Abdullah scored both goals for Muktijoddha in the 26th and 69th minutes. Nigerian midfielder Ugochukwu Obi Moneka pulled one back for the Black and Whites in the 89th. With the day's victory, Muktijoddha moved to the 10th spot in the league table after securing 15 points from 20 matches. Dhaka Mohammedan remained in the fifth spot with 29 points from 20 matches. In the day's other match, former champions Sheikh Russel outplayed Bangladesh Police 4-1 at the Bashundhara Sports Complex in Dhaka. Nigerian forward Ismahil Akinade scored twice for Sheikh Russel in the 45th and 56th minutes, Ghanaian striker Richard Gadze and Ivory Coast player Didier Brossou scored one each in the 49th and 70th minutes. Amiruddin Sharifi scored a consolation goal for Police in the 51st minute. Despite the day's win, Sheikh Russel remained in the 8th spot after securing 25 points from 20 matches and Police in sixth place with 29 points from 20 matches. In the day's other match, Rahmatganj crushed bottom-placed Swadhinata 5-1 at the Muktijoddha Smriti Stadium in Rajshahi. Sunday Chizoba scored a hattrick Rahmatganj. Ghanaian forward Philip Adijat and local midfielder Sanwar Hossain scored one each in the 28th and 86th minutes. Read: BPL Football: Uttar Baridhara force Ctg Abahani to play 2-2 draw Serbian Ivan Maric netted the lone goal for Swadhinata in the 56th minute. Despite the day's victory, Rahmatganj remained rooted at the ninth spot with 18 points from 20 matches. Bottom-placed Swadhinata earned nine points from 20 encounters. After the day's 20th round matches, Swadhinata (9 points), Uttara Baridhara (14 points) and Muktijoddha (15 points) and Rahmatganj MFS (18 points) are left looking over their shoulders at the relegation trap door. Earlier, Bashundhara Kings stormed past Saif Sporting 2-0 to lift their third Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football title in a row winning a fierce encounter at Bir Shrestha Matiur Rahman Stadium in Munshiganj Monday. Before Monday's match, the Kings earned 49 points in 19 matches. They needed just one win in their remaining three matches against Saif Monday, Dhaka Abahani on July 24 and Sheikh Jamal on July 30 to lift the title for the third time in a row after Dhaka Abahani. The Sky Blue Brigade clinched the BPL title for a record six times, including three times in a row. The Kings were crowned champions after securing 51 points from 20 matches with 16 wins, three draws and one loss. Independence Cup and Federation Cup champions Dhaka Abahani secured 44 points from 20 matches.
Defending champions Bashundhara Kings are one victory away from clinching the 12-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football. The Kings will be crowned champions if they beat Saif Sporting at the Bir Shrestha Matiur Rahman Stadium in Munshiganj at 4pm Monday. They beat Saif 4-3 in the first phase. Read: BPL Football: Dhaka Abahani thrash Swadhinata 4-1 The Kings collected 49 points in 19 matches. They need just one win in their remaining three matches against Saif SC tomorrow, Dhaka Abahani on July 24 and Sheikh Jamal on July 30 to lift the title for the third time in a row after Dhaka Abahani. The Sky Blue Brigade clinched the BPL title for a record six times, including three times in a row. Independence Cup and Federation Cup champions Dhaka Abahani secured 41 points from 19 matches, seven points behind the league leader Kings.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan has said they have finalised the dates of the upcoming three Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) seasons, starting in 2023. The BCB often finds it difficult to find a suitable window for the BPL. If there are no fixed dates for the competition, the foreign players cannot take part in it due to their other professional commitments. "To get rid of the recurring problem, we have fixed the dates for the next three seasons of this event," Nazmul told the reporters Sunday in Dhaka after a board meeting. "We will sign contracts with the franchises for the next three years. And since we are doing it for three years, we have finalised the dates for three seasons so that the teams can prepare accordingly," he added. Read: Is there any potential suitor to replace Tamim Iqbal in T20I cricket? The next season of BPL will take place between January 5 and February 16 in 2023; the next two seasons will be played between January 6 and February and January 1 and February 11 in 2024 and 2025. Nazmul also said the BPL 2023 is going to be a seven-team event. "The board will start working on finalising the franchises soon."
Six-time champions Dhaka Abahani crushed newcomers Swadhinata 4-1 in the 12-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football at the Shaheed Dhirendranath Datta Stadium in Cumilla Thursday. For Dhaka Abahani, Brazilian striker Dorielton Gomes scored twice in the 24th and 57th minutes, Costa Rican player Daniel Colindres and Brazilian midfielder Raphael Augusto netted one each in the 20th and 77th minutes. Read: BPL Football: Bashundhara Kings inches away from 3rd league crown beating Ctg Abahani 1-0 Japanese attacking midfielder Yuta Suzuki pulled one back for Swadhinata in the stoppage time of the first half (47th minute). Despite the day's convincing victory, Dhaka Abahani secured 41 points from 19 matches, seven points behind league leader Bashundhara Kings. The Kings collected 49 points in 19 matches, and they need just one win in their remaining three matches against Saif SC on July 18, Dhaka Abahani on July 24 and Sheikh Jamal on July 30 to lift the title for the third time in a row. Swadhinata remained rooted to the bottom of the table with nine points from 29 matches.
Dhaka Mohammedan returned to winning ways in the 12-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football after outplaying three times champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi 3-1 at the Shaheed Dhirendranath Datta Stadium in Cumilla Monday. Mohammedan suffered a 2-4 defeat against their arch-rivals Dhaka Abahani in their last match at the same venue Wednesday. In the day's match, local midfielder Sheikh Morsalin put Mohammedan ahead in the 34th minute (1-0). Also read: FIFA Women's Football: Bangladesh draw 0-0 with Malaysia to win series Sheikh Jamal restored parity in the 38th minute when Mohammedan's Malian striker Souleymane Diabate scored an own goal while trying to block a dangerous shot (1-1). However, Souleymane compensated for his mistake by scoring two goals in the 43rd and 83rd minutes, both from penalties (3-1). Despite Monday's win, Mohammedan remained at the sixth spot in the league table, securing 25 points from 17 matches. Sheikh Jamal remained at the fourth spot with 30 points from as many matches. Also read: BPL Football: Bashundhara Kings beat Sheikh Russel 3-2 Defending champions and table topper Bashundhara Kings secured 44 points from 17 matches, nine points ahead of the second-placed Dhaka Abahani. Six times champions Dhaka Abahani earned 35 points from 16 matches and third-placed Saif DC secured 30 points from 16 matches.