Manoj Tiwary signed by Abahani Limited to play Dhaka Premier League
Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary became Abahani Limited's third Indian recruit in the Dhaka Premier League in 2016. The 30-year old batsman replaced wicketkeeper Manvinder Bisla; before Bisla, Abahani had acquired the services of wicketkeeper Uday Kaul.
Tiwary began his DPL career with 40 off 50 balls against Kalabagan Cricket Academy in Fatullah on Monday.
Indian players are not strangers to the DPL, but this season there has been a significant number of signings. Brothers Union recruited Milind Kumar, the Saxena brothers Jatin and Jalaj are playing for Kalabagan and Legends of Rupganj respectively, and Prime Bank Cricket Club signed Sachin Rana, who was making his debut along with Tiwary in the current round of matches.
Each team is allowed only one overseas player in the XI, but they can register as many as they want to be part of the squad.
Some of the other Indians who have played in the Dhaka League are Raman Lamba, Yuvraj Singh, Ajay Jadeja, Arun Lal, Ashok Malhotra, Iqbal Abdulla, Rajat Bhatia, Chetan Sharma, Sanjeev Sharma, Rohan Gavaskar, Amol Muzumdar and Aakash Chopra.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84