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List of Indian players that will participate in Dhaka Premier League 2017

IPL left-out players are set to play in the neighboring country

Parvez Rasool
Parvez Rasool. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Dhaka Premier league 2016-17 commenced on 12th April. Abahani Limited, the defending champions kick-started their campaign in the opening day.

This year, a total of 12 teams will be seen participating in the tournament that attracts a lot of viewership in Bangladesh.

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National team players will not be available after 26th April as Bangladesh Cricket Team will be flying to England to prepare for an upcoming tri-nation series in Ireland.

Since its inauguration in 1974–75, DPL has been a premier club cricket competition. It gained List A status in the 2013–14 tournament.

A total of 36 foreign players had played in 2016 for 11 clubs’ teams. Yusuf Pathan had plied his trade last year but is busy with the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League this year.

India’s Uday Kaul has been signed by Abahani Limited once again. Kaul was the most successful overseas player. For Abahani, in four matches that he played, he had scores of 44, 63, 59 and 3.

Another Indian player is Unmukt Chand, who had featured in the previous edition as well. He will be playing for Prime Bank Sporting Club.

Mumbai’s Abhishek Nayar will feature for the Brothers Union, while Jalaj Saxena will play for Legends of Rupganj.

Parvez Rasool has been roped in by the Gazi Group of cricketers. The 28-year-old was a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore last year but was released ahead of 2017 IPL auctions.

The India international was hopeful to be selected by Rising Pune Supergiant after R Ashwin was ruled out from the tournament, but the franchise decided to play Washington Sundar as the replacement, and thus Rasool confirmed his availability for the Dhaka Premier league.

Indian domestic players do not get to play much of competitive cricket in India, except for the Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare and Syed Mushtaq Ali. They thus choose to participate in overseas domestic leagues.

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