BPL 2015 Players Draft
Imago Sports Management Ltd. is the official Players ManagementPartner and event partner for BPL 2015 Players Draft event. Eighty-two players, including 19 overseas players, were allocated through a lottery during the BPL draft in Dhaka on Thursday. Out of the 63 local players, the selection of the six icons came at the end of the draft. Rangpur, which had the first pick, chose Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal was selected by Chittagong, Mashrafe Mortaza by Comilla, Mushfiqur Rahim by Sylhet, Mahmudullah by Barisal, and Nasir Hossain by Dhaka.
Seven Pakistan players, including Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Sami, were selected, while five Sri Lanka players and a cricketer each from South Africa (Robin Peterson), West Indies (Andre Russell) and Afghanistan (Mohammad Nabi) were chosen in the draft.
Mahbubul Anam, the BCB vice-president, moderated the draft and had to explain the rules of the draft a number of times, but the process appeared to be a smarter way of allocating players compared to the auctions that had been held for the previous editions of the BPL. Those auctions had seen a lull in the middle and end periods, when franchises did not show an interest in the players lined up.