100 players picked in the DPL 2018 players’ draft
The most successful team and the defending champions Abahani Ltd. signed up Nasir Hossain and Mehedi Miraz.
Updated - Jan 23, 2018 1:53 pm
The Dhaka Premier League (DPL) a List A club cricket tournament in Bangladesh has over the last few years attracted a lot of attention given the inclusion of overseas players. The competition follows a round robin format followed by the playoffs among the top teams to decide the winner and among the bottom teams to determine relegation. Usually the two lowest-finishing teams are demoted to the second division known as the Dhaka First Division League for the next season and the top two teams in the second division are promoted.
The 2018 edition of the 12-club competition is all set to kick-start on February 5. The iconic players always grab the headlines in the players draft. Usually, each club picks one iconic player for their team. But this time Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited, Brothers Union and newly promoted side Agrani Bank Cricket Club chose not to pick any iconic player for their clubs.
The most successful team and the defending champions Abahani Ltd. signed up Nasir Hossain and Mehedi Miraz. Shinepukur Cricket Club have the Bangladeshi captain Mashrafe Mortaza in their side.
Dhaka Premier League has been hit with controversies with below standard umpiring in the recent past. However, the management assured that such issues will not arise this time around and the tournament will run smoothly. The Bangladesh team is currently playing the tri-nation series against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. It has already defeated Sri Lanka and Shakib Al Hasan seems to be enjoying the new No.3 role.
Retained players’ list
Gazi Group Cricketers: Mominul Haque Showrab, Mohammad Jahurul Islam Omi, Nadif Chowdhury, Mehedi Hasan and Abu Haider Rony
Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club: Mohammad Farhad Reza, Imtiaz Hossain Tanna, Marshall Ayub, Arafat Sunny and Mohammad Sharifullah
Abahani Limited: Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Sanjamul Islam Nayan, Saif Hasan and Mohammad Mithun
Prime Bank Cricket Club: Mehedi Maruf, Mohammad Zakir Hasan, Ariful Hoque, Mohammad Al Amin Jr and Mohammad Nahidul
Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited: Taijul Islam, Rakibul Hasan Jr, Shamsur Rahman Shuvo, Rony Talukdar and Subashish Roy Chowdhury
Lt. Sk. Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited: Mohammad Ziaur Rahman, Mohammad Sohag Gazi, Quazi Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mohammad Tanbir Hayder and Mohammad Elias
Legends Of Rupganj: Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain, Mohammad Naeem Islam, Mohammad Sharif, Mohammad Asif Hasan and Hamidul Islam Himel
Brothers Union: Alok Kopali, Mohammad Junaid Siddique, Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Mysukur Rahman and Nihaduzzaman
Kalabagan Krira Chakra: Mohammad Ashraful, Mohammad Tasamul Hoque Rubel, Mohammad Muktar Ali, Nabil Samad and Abul Hasan Raju
Khelaghar Samaj Kalyan Samity: Nafees Iqbal Khan, Robiul Islam Robi, Amit Majumdar, Tanvir Islam and Rafsan al Mahmud
Shinepukur Cricket Club: Mohammad Towhid Hridoy, Afif Ahmed, Mohammad Sadman Islam Anik, Saifuddin and Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury
Agrani Bank Cricket Club: Azmir Ahmed, Soumya Sarkar, Shahriar Nafees Ahmed, Khan Abdur Razzak Raz and Mohammad Shafiul Islam
Gazi Group: Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Jahurul Islam, Nadif Chowdhury, Mehedi Hasan, Abu Haider, Asif Ahmed, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Zakir Ali, Nayeem Hasan, Tipu Sultan, Shahidul Islam, Nuruzzaman, Shafiul Haque and Rasel al Mamun
Prime Doleshwar: Liton Das, Farhad Reza, Imtiaz Hossain, Marshall Ayub, Arafat Sunny, Sharifullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Fazle Rabbi, Imran Ali, Farhad Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Arafat Sunny Jr, Zakaria Masud and Dewan Sabbir Ahmed
Abahani: Nasir Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Sanjamul Islam, Saif Hasan, Mithun Ali, Taskin Ahmed, Saqlain Sajib, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Hasan Mahmud, Hossain Ali and Mohammad Rakib
Prime Bank: Mahmudullah, Mehedi Maruf, Zakir Hasan, Ariful Hoque, Mohammad Al Amin Jr, Mohammad Nahidul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Monir Hossain Khan, Delwar Hossain, Sajjadul Haque Ripon, Enamul Haque Jr, Mehrab Hossain Jr and Shenaz Ahmed
Mohammedan: Shakib al Hasan, Taijul Islam, Rakibul Hasan Jr, Shamsur Rahman, Rony Talukdar, Subashish Roy, Irfan Sukkur, Qazi Anik, Anamul Haque, Mohammad Azim, Ebadat Hossain, Bishwanath Haldar, Jony Talukdar, Aminul Islam Biplob and Saeed Sarkar
Sheikh Jamal: Ziaur Rahman, Shoag Gazi, Quazi Nurul Hasan, Tanbir Hayder Khan, Mohammad Elias, Nazmul Islam Apu, Abu Jayed Chowdhury, Saikat Ali, Sajedul Islam, Pinak Ghosh, Hassanuzzaman, Robiul Haque, Sheikh Najmul Hossain and Mahmudul Haque
Rupganj: Mushfiqur Rahim, Mosharraf Hossain, Naeem Islam, Mohammad Sharif, Asif Hasan, Hamidul Islam, Abdul Majid, Tushar Imran, Avishek Mitra, Mohammad Shahid, Nayeem Shiekh, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Mehedi Hasan, Salauddin Pappu and Rubel Mia
Brothers: Alok Kapali, Junaid Siddique, Mizanur Rahman, Mysukur Rahman, Nihaduzzaman, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Khaled Ahmed, Sohrawardi Shuvo, Iftekhar Sajjad, Mehedi Hasan, Shakil Hossain, Roni Hossain and Nazmus Sadat
Kalabagan: Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful, Tasamul Haque, Muktar Ali, Nabil Samad, Abul Hasan, Taibur Rahman, Rahatul Ferdous, Jasimuddin, Sanjit Saha, Mahmudul Hasan, Faruk Hossain, Munim Shahrier, Shahadat Hossain and Mahabubul Alam
Khelaghar: Anamul Haque, Nafees Iqbal, Robiul Islam Robi, Amit Majumdar, Tanvir Islam, Rafsan al Mahmud, Nur Alam Saddam, Moinul Islam Sohel, Mahidul Islam Bhuyain, Habibur Rahman, Nazim Uddin, Nirjon Bodro and Masum Khan
Shinepukur: Mashrafe bin Mortaza, Towhid Hridoy, Afif Ahmed, Sadman Islam Anik, Saifuddin, Shuvagata Hom, Raihan Uddin, Tauhid Tareq, Nayeem Islam Jr, Fardeen Hasan, Ali Ahmed Manik and Sujon Howlader
Agrani Bank: Azmir Ahmed, Soumya Sarkar, Shahriar Nafees, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Al Amin Hossain, Dhiman Ghosh, Mohammad Ishaque, Salman Hossain, Shabaz Chohan, Saymon Ahmed, Mehrab Hossain, Islamul Ahsan and Golam Kabir