Bangladesh hopes to attract Indian players to its revamped Twenty20 league to boost its international pool and raise the profile of the cash-rich tournament.
The country’s cricket governing body has taken control of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), which was launched in 2011, and will drop the franchises from the upcoming season.
“We proposed to bring in Indian players who are outside the contract of their board. They can play in principle,” Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan said.
So far, three Indian cricketers – former IPL winner Manvinder Bisla, pacer Manpreet Gony and former Rajasthan Royals’ Kumar Boresa – were named among 439 foreign players for a draft for the new season.
India usually do not allow any of their players to play in any Twenty20 league outside the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL).
Gony and former World Cup winner Yuvraj Singh were rare exceptions who played in the Global T20 Canada this year.
Interestingly, three Indian cricketers — Manvinder Bisla, pacer Manpreet Gony and former Rajasthan Royals player Kumar Boresa are among 439 foreign players who have listed their names in the draft for new season of BPL.
The revamped BPL will kick off on December 11.