Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief Nazmul Hassan, on Saturday, November 16, revealed that they requested the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) to allow Indian players to participate in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in order to spice up its worldwide pool and lift the profile of the T20 event.
The BPL which was launched in 2011 has been recently renamed as the Bangabandhu BPL and the country's cricket governing body will drop the franchises from the upcoming season of the T20 tournament which will kick off in December 11 after taking charge of the competition.
Hassan told reporters in Dhaka, “We proposed to bring in Indian players who are outside the contract of their board. They can play in principle.”
The BCB signed off by saying, “I am not sure if we will get them in this BPL, but hopefully we will get them in future. Will try for them in this BPL too.”
It is being said that the three Indian cricketers, former IPL winner Manvinder Bisla, pacer Manpreet Gony, and former Rajasthan Royals' Kumar Boresa are among 439 foreign players who have entered their name for the players draft for the 2019-20 season.
However, the BCCI usually does not allow any of its players to play in any outside franchise league but it seems that they are slowly opening doors for the retired cricketers as Gony and Yuvraj Singh had been allowed to participate in the Global T20 Canada this year.
(With AFP Inputs)