Mustafizur to play for Comilla Victorians
The eighth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will be held on January 21, ending all speculations by removing the cloud of uncertainty. Ahead of the tournament, the Players’ Draft will be held on December 26 at the Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel in Dhaka.
Before that, Nasum Ahmed, one of the left-arm spinners of the national team, got the team in BPL. The Chittagong Challengers franchise has chosen him as the direct signing. As a rule, each team can field one local and three foreign players as direct signing before the draft. Chittagong has used that opportunity to recruit Nasum.
The Chittagong Challengers made the announcement on their official Facebook page, “After playing BPL in the jersey of the Challengers, it is a straightforward national team (Nasum’s place). Our confidence is first and foremost in this left-arm spinner, which is essential for the T20 format. We have chosen Nasum for the new event in direct signing.’
They also wrote, ‘Chittagong Challengers last picked Ankora Nasum Ahmed in the team as a surprise package. He came, saw and won – the rest of the story is like this.’
Meanwhile, like Nasum, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman got the team in direct signing in BPL. Shakib was pulled by Barisal Fortune and Mustafiz was picked by Comilla Victorians.
Nasum played 13 matches for Chittagong in the last BPL held in the 2019-20 season. Where he took 6 wickets at an economy rate of 6.26. The Sylhet spinner has taken 22 wickets at an economy rate of 6.73 in 18 matches in the International Twenty20.