Dhaka, Feb 18 (UNB)— The preliminary squads of 12-team Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPDCL) was finalised through players draft at a hotel in the capital on Monday.
Kazi Inam Ahmed, chairman of Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM), announced the player list.
DPDCL, the most prestigious 50-over domestic cricket league, is set to start from March 8. It was originally scheduled to kick off from March 1, but the committee rescheduled it.
Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim will skip the tournament while Shakib Al Hasan will sit it out because of his finger injury.
Before DPDCL, the CCDM will host a T20 league starting from February 25 with the 12 clubs.
Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Ltd spent Tk 2.21 crore, the most by a club, to form their required squad while Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP) spent Tk 3.8 million.
Defending DPDCL champions Abahani Limited drafted the strongest team on paper. They retained Mashrafe Bin Mortaza along with Mosaddek Hossain Saikat and Nazamul Islam Shanto. They also roped in national stars Rubel Hossain and Mehidy Hasan Miraz.
Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited, the arch-rival of Abahani, bought Mohammad Ashraful and Liton Kumar Das, while current runners-up Legends of Rupganj secured the services of players like Mominul Haque and Shahriar Nafees.
Uttara Sporting Club and BKSP, who have missed out the last season of DPDCL, also drafted team from the players’ draft. Uttara confirmed the service of Sabbir Rahman, Sanjamul Islam and Nazmul Islam Apu in a special draft before today’s one, while BKSP made their team with all the D-category players.
All the teams have the chance to rethink their squads. Every team can make up to eight changes to their squad negotiating with other clubs with a maximum of three changes from one particular club.
List of all squads after the draft
Abahani Limited: Rubel Hossain, Jahurul Islam Omi, Delwar Hossain, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Tipu Sultan, Mohammad Mithun, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Mosaddik Hossain Saikat, Nazmul Hossain Shanto
Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club: Nasir Hossain, Mohammad Elias, Mohammad Shahidul Islam, Imtiaz Hossain Tanna, Taizul Islam, Fardeen Hasan Oney, Mahmudullah Riyad, Anamul Haque, Salauddin Shakil, Rakin Ahmed, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Minhazul Abedin Afridi, Ziaur Rahman, Quazi Nurul Hasan Sohan , Tanvir Haider Khan, Md. Hassanuzzaman, Mehrab Hossain Joshi
Legends of Rupganj: Mominul Haque, Zakir Ali Anik, Mohammad Sohid, Shahriar Nafees, Nabil Samad, Asif Ahmed Ratul, Azmir Ahmed, Shuvashish Roy Chowdhury, Moktar Ali, Minhazur Rahman Mohanna, Salahuddin Pappu, Naeem Islam, Nayeem Sheikh, Asif Hassan
Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club: Taibur Rahman Parvez, Saif Hasan, Mohammad Saikat Ali, Md. Mahmudul Hasan Limon, Abu Jayed Rahi, Mohammad Jashimuddin, Arafat Sunny (Jr), Farhad Reza, Marshal Ayub, Arafat Sunny, Enamul Haque (Jr.), Farhad Hossain
Khelaghar Samaj Kallayan Samity: Rabiul Haque, Mainul Islam Sohel, Amit Majumder, Mohammad Masum Khan, Rafsan Al Mahmud, Rabiul Islam Robi, Mahidul Islam Bhuyain Ankon, Tanvir Islam, Abdul Halim, Nazim Uddin
Gazi Group Cricketers: Rony Talukder, Shamsur Rahman Shuvo, Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain, Md. Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Shamsul Islam Anik, Mehadi Hasan Rana, S.K. Waliul Karim Rony, Imrul Kayes, Mehidi Hasan, Abu Haider Rony, Mayshukur Rahman, Raihan Uddin, Tasamul Hoque Rubel
Mohammedan Sporting Club: Abdul Majid, Shafiul Islam, Nihad Uz Zaman, Nadif Chowdhury, Sohag Gazi, Avishek Mitra, Liton Das, Ala Uddin Babu, Md. Ashraful, Rahatul Ferdous, Mohammad Azim, Mohammad Nuruzzaman, Rakibul Hasan, Kazi Anik Islam, Irfan Shukkur
Prime Bank Cricket Club: Anamul Haque Bijoy, Alok Kapali, Abdur Razzak, Nahidul Islam, Mohor Shekh Antor, Al Amin Hossain, Monir Hossain, Salman Hossain Emon, Nayeem Hasan, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Nur Alam Saddam, Imran Ali, Ariful Haque, Zakir Hasan ,Md. Al Amin (Jr.)