Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful and batsman Sabbir Rahman have been overlooked in the players’ draft for the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), scheduled to commence early next year. While Sabbir participated in last year’s BPL, Ashraful missed the previous edition as well. His last appearance in the BPL dates back to 2019. Also read: BPL Players’ Draft 2024: Mushfiqur joins Fortune Barishal with Tamim, Mahmudullah All six franchises have finalized their squads in the players’ draft, and none have expressed interest in Ashraful and Sabbir. Both players are currently distant from the national team, and their performance in recent years has not merited consideration for a return. Also read: Next edition of BPL to be held after general election As Ashraful nears the twilight of his career, Sabbir still has ample cricket ahead of him. Hence, being overlooked in the BPL marks a significant setback for Sabbir, who has represented the Tigers in 125 international matches.
Even at 36, former Bangladesh skipper Mohammad Ashraful is harbouring dreams of staging a comeback to the national team. He last played a Test match for the country in April 2013.
Coach of Minister Group Rajshahi, Sarwar Imran, believes that former Bangladesh captain and the middle-order batsman of Rajshahi, Mohammad Ashraful, is close to play big innings in the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020.
After announcing he would auction some of the memorable bats from his career, former captain of Bangladesh national cricket team Mohammad Ashraful has donated three months of his current salary to the country's Cononavirus (Covid-19) affected distressed peoples.
After Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan, former captain Mohammad Ashraful plans to auction his favourite cricket bats to raise funds for people affected by coronavirus in the country.
Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful said the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) should organize another T20 league involving the local players before the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).