Fortune Barishal most expensive while 25 crore combinedly!
CRICDOT DESK : The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) player drafts ended on Monday. 6 teams have chosen their favorite players. This time the salary of the local cricketer in ‘A’ category is 6 million. The highest salary of a foreign cricketer is around Rs 84 lakh. Undoubtedly, the domestic and foreign cricketers who were directly recruited before the draft are being paid more. There was a chance to take maximum 22 players including 8 foreigners. However, no team has taken so many cricketers.
Now let’s look at the cost of teams to buy players. The six franchise teams have spent a total of around Tk 25 crore 3 lakh 9 thousand behind the players. The most ‘expensive team’ is Fortune Barisal. They spend 4 crore 98 lakh 50 thousand rupees to buy players. The world’s best all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will get the highest salary in the ‘A’ category of Tk 60 lakh. ‘Universe boss’ Chris Gayle is in the team. He also got big money. Comilla Victorians have spent 4 crore 98 lakh 75 thousand rupees. They have included Mustafizur Rahman in the team on a direct contract for Tk 60 lakh. Besides, the team also has three world class stars like Faf du Plessis, Moin Ali and Sunil Narine.
So far, the BCB-owned Dhaka franchise has spent Tk 4 crore 8 lakh 95 thousand. Three superstars Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Bin Murtaza and Mahmudullah will play together in this team. They will all be paid in ‘A’ category. Among foreigners, Sri Lankan fast bowler Isuru Udana will get 75,000 in ‘A’ category. The cost of this year’s simplest team Sylhet Sunrisers is not less – 4 crore 5 lakh 19 thousand rupees. They picked star pacer Taskin Ahmed in the ‘A’ category for a fee of Rs 60 lakh before the draft. Among the foreign players, England’s Ravi Bopara is getting the highest salary in ‘A’ category.
The Khulna Tigers, which has a team of senior and majestic Sarkar-like young stars like Mushfiqur Rahim, has spent Tk 3.42 crore. They have already recruited Mushfiqur Rahim in a direct contract of ‘A’ category for Tk 60 lakh. They are giving 40,000 dollars to Sri Lanka’s Sekuje Prasanna from the foreign draft. The youngest team, Chittagong Challengers, has spent the least. Their expenditure is 3 crore 41 lakh 60 thousand rupees. They have already included national team spinner Nasum Ahmed in a ‘B’ category direct contract. Among the foreigners, West Indies ‘Chadwick Walton and Rayad Emery will be paid’ 40,000 in the ‘C’ category.