As the national cricketers will be busy with
International commitment, Bangla Tigers head coach Aftab Ahmed said they are
trying to rope in former national cricketer Anamul Haque along with Imrul
Kayes and Ariful Haque for the upcoming T10 League in Abu Dhabi, the UAE.
A bunch of young and emerging Bangladesh cricketers are likely to be
highlighted in the Abu Dhabi T10 League and the opportunity is being drawn by
Bangla Tigers, one of the newest teams in the tournament, who are set to
represent Bangladesh cricket. In the T10 league, teams are each allowed to
sign 14 cricketers in total.
It is mandatory for a team to sign two United Arab Emirates (UAE)
cricketers while the rest of the squad� one as Icon, three from category A,
three from category B, two from category C, two players from Emerging
category and one from Associate category� can be formed with players from
any country. The teams can also directly sign the Icon cricketer.
This has provided Bangla Tigers management the chance to fulfill their
intention of taking a high number of Bangladesh cricketers into the players'
draft, based on the players' availability.
We will not have the national team players as they will be busy for their
international commitment and they will need board clearance to play, Bangla
Tigers coach Aftab Ahmed said here on Thursday.
Though it is still not finalized, we are trying to sign Imrul Kayes,
Anamul Haque and Ariful Haque to play for us in the tournament, he said.
A couple of days back Aftab Ahmed has been appointed as the head coach of
Bangla Tigers while he will be assisted by former national opener Nazimuddin.
Former national opener Nafees Iqbal will act as the manager of the team and
this is the first time any team from Bangladesh will participate in any
global franchise-based competition.
The tournament will start on November 14 and final will be played on
November 24 though the fixture of the tournament is yet to be released.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)