There is a significant representation of Pakistani cricketers in various categories within the BPL draft, scheduled for Sunday
An impressive 448 foreign cricketers had registered their names for the BPL 2024 player draft, which took place on Sunday, September 24th.
The draft featured a substantial presence of Pakistani cricketers across different categories. Nonetheless, no Pakistani players were picked in the draft since most of them had already been secured by franchises prior to the draft.
The Rangpur Riders made direct signings of Pakistan's captain, Babar Azam, and fast bowler Ihsanullah. Meanwhile, the Khulna Tigers secured the services of Faheem Ashraf directly before the draft.
Fortune Barishal made direct signings of Shoaib Malik, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Amir, and Abbas Afridi.
Saim Ayub, who is currently in rich vein of form in CPL, was signed by Durdanto Dhaka.
Chittogram Challengers chose to retain the promising young Pakistani pair, Mohammad Haris and Mohammad Hasnain.
As for the Comilla Victorians, they added Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Zaman Khan, Khushdil Shah, and Naseem Shah to their squad.
BPL squads after draft:
Retained: Litton Das, Mustafizur Rahman, Tanvir Islam, Mohammad Rizwan, Sunil Narine
Direct signing: Towhid Hridoy, Moeen Ali, Andrew Russell, Iftikhar Ahmad, Zaman Khan, Khusdil Shah, Johnson Charles, Noor Ahmad, Naseem Shah, Rashid Khan,
Players from draft: Jaker Ali Onik, Rishad Hossain, Mahidul Ankon, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Rahkeem Cornwall, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Anamul Haque, Mathew Walter Ford, Mushfiq Hasan, Mahidul Ankon
Retained: Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny, Shoriful Islam,
Direct signing: Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Saim Ayub, Usman Kadir, Chaturanga de Silva
Players from draft: Alauddin Babu, Saif Hassan, Irfan Sukkur, S.M Mehrob Hasan, Sabbir Hossain, Jasim Uddin, Lahiru Samarakoon, Samarawickrama.
Retained: Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury, Ziaur Rahman, Nihaduzzaman
Direct signing: Shohidul Islam, Muhammad Haris, Nazibullah Zadran, Mohammad Hasnain, Steve Eskinazi, Curtis Campher
Players from draft: Shykat Ali, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Imranuzzaman, Alamin Hossain, Bilal Khan, Salauddin Sakeel, Shahadat Hossain Dipu
Retained: Nasum Ahmed, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Nahidul Islam
Direct signing: Anamul Haque Bijoy, Evin Lewis, Faheem Ashraf, Dhananjaya De Silva, Shai Hope
Players from draft: Afif Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon, Habibur Rahman Sohan, Dasun Shanaka, Kasun Rajitha, Akbar Ali, Sumon Khan, Mukidil Islam Mugdho
Retained: Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Azmatullah Omarzai, Nicholas Pooran
Direct signing: Shakib Al Hasan, Babar Azam, Ihsanullah, Matheesha Pathirana, Brandon King, Wanindu Hasaranga
Players from draft: Rony Talukdar, Ripon Mondol, Shamim Hossain, Hasan Murad, Ashikuzzaman, Abu Haider Rony, Fazle Mahmud Rabbi, Michael Ripon, Yasir Muhammad
Retained: Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Khaled Ahmed, Ibrahim Zadran
Direct signing: Tamim Iqbal, Shoaib Malik, Paul Starling, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammed Amir, Abbas Afridi, Dunith Wellalage
Players from draft: Mushfiqur Rahim, Rakibul Hasan Jr, Mohammad Saifuddin, Soumya Sarkar, Pritom Kumar, Taijul Islam, Prantik Nawrose Nabil, Dinesh Chandimal, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Yanicch Cariah,
Retained: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Zakir Hasan, Tanzim Hasan Sakib
Direct signing: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Harry Tector, Ben Cutting, Ryan Burl, George Scrimshaw
Players from draft: Ariful Haque, Yasir Ali Rabbi, Mohammad Mithun, Rejaur Rahman Raza, Jawad Rowen, Nayeem Hasan, Shofiqul Islam, Nazmul Islam Apu, Dusan Hemantha, Salman Hossain
Pakistani players unpicked in BPL 2024 draft:
Category A (Base price: $80,000)
Shan Masood, Haider Ali
Category B (Base price: $60,000)
Ahmed Shehzad, Usama Mir, Mohammad Hafeez, Yasir Shah, Saud Shakeel
Category C ($40,000)
Usman Shinwari, Sharjeel Khan, Shahnawaz Dahani, Kamran Akmal, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Imran, Abdullah Shafique, Umaid Asif, Aamer Yamin, Amad Butt, Ahmed Daniyal, Sohaib Maqsood
Category D (Base price: $30,000)
Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Irshad, Agha Salman, Umar Akmal, Rumman Raees, Zahid Mahmood
Category E ($20,000)
Zafar Gohar, Sohail Tanvir, Rohail Nazir, Sarfaraz Ahmed