|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Shop||Mobile|
December 20, 2012
Nine foreign cricketers, including West Indies' Kieron Pollard, have withdrawn from the Bangladesh Premier League player auction that will be held today in Dhaka. The BPL governing council, however, has also added two overseas players to the auction - West Indian batsman Marlon Samuels, and Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan.
Pollard played for Dhaka Gladiators, last season's champions, and this year he was in the golden category, which has a salary between $75,000 and $150,000. England batsman Michael Lumb, who was in category A, also pulled out. The other players to withdraw were Craig Ervine (Zimbabwe), Cameron Merchant (New Zealand), James Taylor and Ed Young (England), Michael Smith (South Africa), Fawad Alam (Pakistan) and Chesney Hughes (West Indies).
Pakistan seamer Yasir Arafat, Netherlands allrounder Ryan Ten Doeschate and England allrounder Peter Trego were included in category A, while in category B, Aaron O'Brian (Australia) and Ahmed Shehzad (Pakistan) were late entries. Jacob Oram and Nathan McCullum, from New Zealand, were also added.
Adnan Raza (Pakistan), Carlton Baugh (West Indies), Chris Schofield (England), Sean Ervine (Zimbabwe), Kaushal Lokuarachchi (Sri Lanka) and Taijul Islam (Bangladesh) were in category C.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondentFeeds: Mohammad Isam
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
|Comments have now been closed for this article
The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader, given his ability to stay ahead of the game
Batsmen who have been around for plenty of time but haven't played in cricket's biggest show
Australia's dominance in the Adelaide Test is a result of the performances of a few players, and there are questions over several others
Former India opener S Ramesh on facing the best attacks in the world, the disappointment of being overlooked, and Kolkata 2001
It's just to say that while India don't stand a chance on normal bouncy pitches, the seaming tracks give their bowlers a chance to take 20 wickets
After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test
Who will replace the increasingly worn-down Clarke? And can Kohli keep his emotions in check enough to be a good captain?