DHAKA, Former Australia allrounder Shane Watson, a highly regarded name in the T20 cricket around the world will play this season's Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 tournament as the dashing allrounder was roped in by Khulna Titans and is expected to be available for full season with the Titans.
The seventh edition of BPL T20 is slated to begin in first week of December this year.
He was due to play BPL in 2017 for Dhaka Dynamites but only was ruled out following an injury he suffered while bowling for local club Sutherland.
Watson is s one of Khulna Titans' two direct overseas signings for the BPL.
Khulna Titans is excited to have Shane Watson join the franchise. He is a true champion, having won many titles for his country and the franchise teams he has represented around the world.
His experience and his winning mentality will contribute significantly to the team.
Hopefully Shane will propel us to the title that we have been working so hard for it,said Khulna Titans Managing Director Kazi Inam Ahmed on occasion of having confirmed Watson for the BPL next.
Meanwhile, Watson sharing his excitement of having joined the Titans said, I am super excited to join the Khulna Titans for the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League season.
The BPL is a tournament that I have always wanted to play in and now I finally get my chance. There are so many great cricketers playing in the BPL from the local Bangladesh stars to the overseas superstars, so it is going to be very special to finally be a part of it.
The other very special thing for me is to have the chance to play in front of the incredible Bangladesh cricket loving fans again.
The coaching and management team at the Khulna Titans are putting together an amazing squad so hopefully we can bring home that title that we have always been looking for,the Australia cricketer added.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)