Foreign cricketers have started coming to the capital Dhaka to take part in the eighth edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) cricket. Meanwhile, English star batsman Will Jacques of Chittagong Challengers arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport this afternoon (Sunday). The team’s head coach Paul Nixon arrived on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Fortune Barisal has also announced the arrival schedule of five foreign cricketers. Champion Caribbean all-rounder Dwayne Bravo will arrive on Monday (January 18) morning. The English star of the team Jack Lintot will set foot in Dhaka on the same night.
The Universe boss Chris Gayle is also in the team led by world best all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. However, Barisal is not getting him from the beginning. Gayle is coming to play BPL next Saturday (January 22) night. His compatriot pacer Aljhari Joseph will arrive on Wednesday.
Afghan Mujib Ur Rahman, the fifth foreigner from Barisal and one of the best spinners of all time, will arrive in Bangladesh on Wednesday (January 26). These five foreign cricketers are currently in the Barisal squad. They have started training with local cricketers from today.
Chittagong Challengers COO Syed Yasir Alam today welcomed Will Jacques, who is waiting to play in BPL for the first time. Will Jacques expressed his excitement after setting foot in Dhaka.
In a video message, he said, “Thanks to Chittagong Challengers for including me in the team. Here I will play for the first time. I will play with many big star cricketers. Try to give your best. There are many in this team who have been serving the national team for a long time, I can share the dressing room with them. I feel very good. ‘