The tournament alongside four-day matches will also stage one-day games between the four participating teams
The ninth edition of the Bangladesh Cricket League, the franchise based first-class tournament of the country, will get underway on December 10.
The tournament alongside four-day matches will also stage one-day games between the four participating teams.
The tournament with the participation of Walton Central Zone, BCB South Zone, Islami Bank East Zone and BCB North Zone – will first hold the four-day games.
The two teams who finish top in the league phase will play the final.
The teams will then play the one-day competition in similar tournament format and the top two teams will play the final.
The players’ draft for the upcoming season of the tournament was held at the Bangladesh Cricket Board media center Wednesday.
A total of 147 cricketers, including the six retained by each team, were put up for the draft where a total of 67 players got picked by the four teams.
Only Central Zone and East Zone completed their squad of 24.
South Zone in total have 21 cricketers in the dressing room while North Zone bagged 22 players.
The teams have named mainstream national cricketers in Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mustafizur Rahman but it is understood that none will be available due to national commitment and the packed schedule.
North Zone meanwhile picked the veteran Mahmudullah who announced Test retirement Wednesday.
It is understood that Mahmudullah has quit longer version cricket in both international and domestic circuit.
Walton Central Zone
Retained: Shuvagata Hom, Taibur Rahman, Abdul Majid, Shahidul Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Mukidul Islam
Picked: Mosaddek Hossain, Hasan Murad, Robiul Haque, Mizanur Rahman, Jahurul Islam, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Zaker Ali, Salman Hossain, Abu Haider, Monir Hossain, Munim Shahriar, Al Amin Jr, Mohammad Mithun, Nazmul Islam Apu, Abdul Halim, Raqibul Hasan Noyon, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Nazmul Hossain Shanto
BCB South Zone
Retained: Fazley Mahmud Rabbi, Anamul Haque Jr, Mahedi Hasan, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Farhad Reza, Nasum Ahmed
Picked: Amit Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Pinak Ghosh, Zakir Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Nahidul Islam, Sumon Khan, Enamul Haque Jr, Salauddin Shakil, Myshukur Rahman, Zahid Abed, Ziaur Rahman, Shamsul Islam Anik, Nurul Hasan, Mehedi Hasan Miraz
Islami Bank East Zone
Retained: Tamim Iqbal, Mominul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Naim Hasan, Afif Hossain, Yasi Ali Chowdhury
Picked: Mohammad Naim, Tanvir Islam, Shahadat Hossain, Irfan Sukkur, Anamul Haque, Rony Talukder, Ruyel Mia, Irfan Hossain, Suhrawardi Shuvo, Alauddin Babu, Pitom Kumar, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Ashraful, Mahmudul Hasan, Asaduzzaman Payel, Nadif Chowdhury, Mushfiqur Rahim, Reajur Rahman Raja
BCB North Zone
Retained: Ariful Haque, Nayeem Islam, Sunjamul Islam, Mahidul Islam Ankon, Saifuddin, Tanbir Haider
Picked: Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Khaled Ahmed, Parvez Hossain Emon, Shafiqul Islam, Shamim Hossain Patwari, Mohammad Sharifullah, Marshal Ayub, Aminul Islam Biplob, Akbar Ali, Noman Chowdhury, Mahmudullah, Junaid Siddique, Imranuzzaman, AKS Shadhin, Liton Das, Taskin Ahmed