Minutes before the player draft for the sixth edition of the Bangladeshi Premier League on Sunday, Mushfiqur Rahim was picked up by Chittagong Vikings of the category A top category ). The previous day, the governing council reported that, as a player A + (TK 40 to 75 lakh or approximately USD 47,000 to 90,000) on the list, any franchise could bid on it after Rajshahi Kings did not withhold it. The wicketkeeper-batsman is the third player with more races in the competition, with a total of 1357 in 54 innings with a strike rate of 128.
In addition, AB de Villiers was picked up by Rangpur Riders, and will play alongside Chris Gayle of the West Indies and Englishman Alex Hales this season of the BPL.
The tournament is scheduled to begin on January 5.
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Mohammad Isam is the ESPNcricinfo correspondent in Bangladesh. @ isam84
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