Bangladesh Premier League Player Draft: Names of three Indian players can be found in the player draft for BPL 2019-20.
Despite BCCI's (Board of Control for Cricket in India) restriction on Indian players participating in overseas leagues, three Indian players have registered in the players' draft for the next season of Bangladesh Premier League.
Player draft includes names of 439 overseas and 181 local cricketers including tried and tested names like former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi, Sri Lanka allrounder Thisara Perera, Afghanistan allrounder Mohammad Nabi, Pakistan allrounder Shoaib Malik, Universe Boss Chris Gayle, Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman and many others.
It is worth mentioning that the tournament has undergone many changes with respect to the ownership of the franchisee. All teams are now owned by the BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board).
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The three Indian players who has entered the player draft are fast bowler Manpreet Gony, wicket-keeper batsman Manvinder Bisla and all-rounder Kumar Boresa.
Gony, who played for India in 2008, has represented Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers, Gujarat Lions and Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. The 35-year-old fast bowler from Punjab had retired earlier this year to participate in the Global T20 in Canada.
Bisla, who attracted the limelight after making a game-winning 48-ball 89 against the Super Kings in the IPL 2012 final while chasing a 191-run goal, has also expressed interest in BPL 2019-20. Bisla, 34, has represented Brothers Union in the Dhaka Premier Division League before
Boresa, bought by the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2013 as a 17-year-old all-rounder, was finally unable to play a match. Boresa has not made any of their first class, list A or T20 debut since then.
Formerly India's all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was the first Indian cricketer of the year to retire from international cricket and play an overseas league. While captaining the Toronto Nationals in the Global T20, he currently plays for the Maratha Arabians in the ongoing T10 league in Abu Dhabi.