Officially “Player-by-Choice” auction will be executed next monday but franchisees already started to deal with the outer star players individually. While Brendan Taylor and Kevin Cooper are confirmed for Barisal Bulls which recently changed the name from Barisal Burners.
Brendan Taylor is Zimbabwean former ODI captain who had played 26 T20 International and got 594 runs total with the average rate 28.28. Last BPL he played for Chittagong Kings.This legend cricketer had also the member of team Nottinghamshire, Prime Bank Cricket Club, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Wellington, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Under-19s, Zimbabwe XI, Mashonaland A, Mid West Rhinos.
On the other hand Kevon Cooper is an all rounder from Tobago and Trinidad who had played 113 T20s so far and made 452 runs score and picked up 123 wickets. Last season he also played for Chittagong Kings.
Though it has some time to start the BPL 3rd edition the franchise has started to cast the overseas players. They wanted to buy valuable and experienced foreign players to take the benefit before the tournament start.
Zimbabwe all rounder former Chris Gayle also included this franchise for first 5 match. The Bulls are agreed to pay Gayle 35,000 US dollar per match. They also contracted South African coach Graham Ford for the team head coach.
Not only Barisal Bulls but also all franchise of BPL already hired numbers of foreign players. It can be said that this season the tournament going to rock. So guys don’t miss and keep watching.