Amir among foreign contingent in BPL draft


Mohammad Amir is among 52 Pakistan players that has signed up to play in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), with the draft picks to be done on 31 October.

There will be a strong contingent of foreign players that will be available to the six franchises with 48 England players, 25 players from Sri Lanka, 33 from West Indies, five from Zimbabwe, four from Australia, four from South Africa, two from New Zealand, and 13 from Associate Nations.

Each franchise can register up to seven international players in their squad with a maximum of four being able to play in the starting team.

Tournament secretary, Ismail Haider Mallick told Cricinfo: "The response is better than the last two tournaments. I have heard that many big players have signed up with the franchises while we also have a pretty strong list of players which we will make available to the franchises.

"We have appointed a company to help us out. Except for those players who are busy at the time, we have a lot of players available for this season's BPL."

The 2014 edition of the BPL was scrapped after there were some issues with players' payment.