BPL news October 5, 2015

Salahuddin to coach new BPL side Comilla Victorians

Mohammad Salahuddin was head coach of Sylhet Royals in the 2013 BPL when they made it to the to Race to the Final stage © Bangladesh Cricket Board

New Bangladesh Premier League franchise Comilla Victorians have appointed Mohammad Salahuddin as their head coach and became the first team from this year's competition to appoint a team official.

Salahuddin is a former assistant coach of the Bangladesh national team and was also the head coach of Sylhet Royals in the 2013 BPL when they made it to the to Race to the Final stage.

"I feel energetic to team up with Comilla Victorians," Salahuddin said. "It came to me as an honour as I'll get the privilege to serve the team that is representing Comilla, my home district. I have experience of working with [Comilla Victorians chairman] Nafeesa Kamal during the last episode of BPL. Hope this understanding will help us manage the team more fluently this season."

Meanwhile, the BPL governing council on Monday proposed a ceiling of USD 70,000 and minimum amount of USD 30,000 for foreign players. For Bangladeshi players, the payment range would be BDT 500,000 (approx USD 6,400) to BDT 3,500,000 (approx USD 44,800).

Once these proposals are approved by the BCB in their October 7 meeting, the players-by-choice programme is likely to be held on October 31, where the six franchises will get to choose their players through a draft.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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