BPL governing council secretary IH Mallick said Dhaka will be run by BCB for the time being and later they will decide whether they would take sponsor or ownership for the team.

Fortune Shoes Limited had acquired the ownership of Barishal, Delta Sports Limited (Akhter Group) owned Chattogram, Comilla Legends Limited obtained Comilla, Mind Tree Ltd took Khulna and Pargoti Green Aturo Rice Mills Ltd bought the rights of Sylhet.

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A total of 34 matches will be held by double round robin league followed by three playoffs and a final in three venues - Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram and Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

The BCB had earlier announced that the champions team will be awarded Tk 10 million (1 crore) while the runners-up will get Tk 5 million (50 lakh).

For local players there were six category types with the Category A players' price fixed at Tk 7 million (70 lakh). For Category B, C, D, E and F the price fixed at Tk 3.5 million (35 lakh), Tk 2.5 million (25 lakh), Tk 1.8 million (18 lakh), Tk 1.2 million (12 lakh), and Tk 500,000 respectively.

For foreign players there were five categories with the Category A players' price fixed at $ 75, 000. For Category B, C, D and E the price is at $ 50,000, $ 40,000, $ 30,000 and $ 20,000.

A team could recruit one local player from any category as a direct signing prior to the player draft.

A team was entitled to register a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 14 local players. Except for the one direct signing, all other local players were obtained from the player draft.

Sylhet Sunrisers

Direct signing

Taskin Ahmed, Dinesh Chandimal (Sri Lanka), Kesrick Williams (West Indies) and Colin Ingram (South Africa)

Local players from draft

Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mohammad Mithun, Al Amin Hossain, Nazmul Islam Apu, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Sohag Gazi, Alok Kapali, Muktar Ali, Siraj Ahmed, Mizanur Rahman, Nadif Chowdhury, Jubayer Hossain Likhon and Shafiul Hayat Hridoy

Overseas players from draft

Ravi Bopara (England) and Angelo Perera (Sri Lanka)

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Dhaka

Direct signing

Mahmudullah Riyad, Isuru Udana (Sri Lanka), Qais Ahmed (Afghanistan) and Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan)

Local players from draft

Tamim Iqbal, Rubel Hossain, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury, Naim Sheikh, Arafat Sunny, Imran Uz Zaman, Shafiul Islam, Zahurul Islam, Shamsur Rahman, Rishad Hossain and Ebadot Hossain

Overseas players from draft

Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan), Fazal Haque Farooqi (Afghanistan)

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Chattogram Challengers

Direct signing

Nasum Ahmed, Beny Howell (England), Kenner Lewis (West Indies) and Will Jacques (England)

Local players from draft

Shariful Islam, Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain Patwari, Mukidul Islam Mughdo, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Sabbir Rahman, Mrittonjoy Chowdhury, Mehidy Hasan Miraj, Akbar Ali and Naeem Islam

Overseas players from draft

Chadwick Walton (West Indies) and Rayad Emrit (West Indies)

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Fortune Barisal

Direct signing

Shakib Al Hasan, Mujib Ur Rahman (Afghanistan), Danushka Gunathilaka (Sri Lanka) and Chris Gayle (West Indies)

Local players from draft

Nurul Hasan Sohan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Fazle Mahmud Rabbi, Towhid Hridoy, Ziaur Rahman, Shafiqul Islam, Saikat Ali, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Salman Hossain Emon and Irfan Shukkur

Overseas players from draft

Obed McCoy (West Indies), Alzzari Joseph (West Indies) and Niroshan Dickwella (Sri Lanka)

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Khulna Tigers

Direct signing

Mushfiqur Rahim, Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka), Vanuka Rajapaksa (Sri Lanka) and Navin ul Haq (Afghanistan)

Local players from draft

Mahedi Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Yasir Ali Chowdhury Rabbi, Farhad Reza, Rony Talukder, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Jaker Ali Anik and Nabil Samad

Overseas players from draft

Sekkuge Prasanna (Sri Lanka) and Sikandar Raja (Zimbabwe)

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Comilla Victorians

Direct signing

Mustafizur Rahman, Faf du Plessis (South Africa), Moin Ali (England) and Sunil Narine (West Indies)

Local players from draft

Liton Das, Shahidul Islam, Imrul Kayes, Tanvir Islam, Ariful Haque, Nahidul Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Sumon Khan, Mominul Haque, Mahidul Islam Ankan, Parvez Hossain Emon, Abu Haider Rony and Mehedi Hasan

Overseas players from draft

Kushal Mendis (Sri Lanka) and Oshane Thomas (West Indies)

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