Bangladesh cricketers Shakib al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal and Mustafizur Rahman have been picked in the T10 players’ auction held in Dubai Lotus Yacht Sunday.
All-rounder Shakib has been recruited by Kerala Kings and he will have West Indies great Brian Lara as coach. Eoin Morgan will be the icon player for Kerala.
Opener Tamim Iqbal has been roped in by Pakhtoons which have Shahid Afridi as the icon cricketer. Both Tamim and Shakib have been categorised in the highest wage category, which is $30,000.
Left-arm paceman Mustafizur has been picked up by Bengal Tigers where Pakistan ODI captain Sarfraz Ahmed is the icon player.
The first ever T10 cricket league will be 10-over-per-side affair, each game spanning 90 minutes. The four day-long league is scheduled to begin on December 14 this year and will end on December 17 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
The T10 league will feature iconic legends of the game like Chris Gayle, Afridi and Kumar Sangakkara, among others. They have been signed up as the Brand Ambassadors.
The league also has former cricketers — Virender Sehwag, Wasim Akram and Lara — as coaches and mentors for various franchises. Akram, the coach, and mentor for Maratha Arabians was present during the players’ draft.
Virender Sehwag, Kumar Sangakkara, Shaiman Anwar, Zahoor Khan, Imad Wasim, Alex Hales, Mohammad Sami, Lendl Simmons, Junaid Khan, Rilee Rossouw, Hardus Viljoen, Kamran Akmal, Roelof van der Merwe, Wayne Parnell and Ross Whiteley
Rohan Mustafa, Imran Haider, Kieron Pollard, Sohail Tanveer, Shakib al Hasan, Liam Plunkett, Chadwick Walton, Wahab Riaz, Paul Sterling, Samuel Badree, Nicholas Pooran, Rayad Emrit, Ryan ten Doeschate and Babar Hayat
Shahid Afridi, Amjad Javed, Saqlain Haider, Tamim Iqbal, Dwayne Smith, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Khan, Umar Gul, Najibullah Zadran and Shaheen Shah Afridi
Shoaib Malik, Ghulam Shabber, Shareef Asadullah, Umar Akmal, Chris Jordan, Carlos Brathwaite, Misbah ul Haq, Adil Rashid, Luke Ronchi, Fahim Ashraf, Abdul Razzaq, Rangana Herath, Dawlat Zadran and Usama Mir
Mohammad Naveed, Rameez Shahzad, Mohammed Naveed, Saqlain Haider, Mustafizur Rahman, Sunil Narine, Darren Sammy, Darren Bravo, Rumman Raees, Andre Fletcher, Mohammad Nawaz, Rovman Powell, Anwar Ali, Johnson Charles, Ryan Mclaren and Hasan Khan
Lahiru Thirimanne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Angelo Jayasinghe, Thisara Perera, Nipun Karunanayake, Angelo Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Alankara Asanka, Wanidu Hasaranga, Kasun Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, Sachithra Senanayake, Jeffrey Vandersay and Dinesh Chandimal