Sylhet Strikers, who were runners-up last season, retained talisman Mashrafe Mortaza, while Nazmul Hussain Shanto was signed directly from among the local players. Mohammad Mithun and Rezaur Rahman Raja were their draft choices.
BPL 2024 is scheduled to start in mid-January, once again there will be a clash with the BBL, ILT20 and SA20 which will run around the same time. Here are the draft selections, direct signings and retentions for each team:
Maintained and direct signature: Liton Das, Mustafizur Rahman, Tanvir Islam, Tauheed Hridayoy, Mohammad Rizwan, Sunil Narine, Moeen Ali, Andre Russell, Iftikhar Ahmed, Zaman Khan, Khushdil Shah, Johnson Charles, Noor Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Rashid Khan.
draft picks: Imrul Kayes, Mrityunjay Choudhary, Zakar Ali Anik, Mahidul Islam, Rishad Hussain, Mushfiq Hasan, Rahkeem Cornwall, Matthew Forde.
Maintained and direct signature: Mashrafe Mortaza, Zakir Hasan, Tanzeem Hasan Saqib, Nazmul Hussain Shanto, Ryan Burl, Ben Cutting, Harry Tector
draft picks: Mohammad Mithun, Rezaur Rahman Raja, Ariful Haq, Yasir Ali Choudhary, Najmul Islam, Shafiqul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Jawad Rowen, George Scrimshaw, Richard Nagarwa, Dushan Hemantha, Sameet Patel.
Maintained and direct signature: Nasum Ahmed, Nahidul Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Enamul Haq, Evin Lewis, Faheem Ashraf, Dhananjay de Silva, Shai Hope, Dasun Shanaka, Mohammad Wasim Jr.
draft picks: Afif Hussain, Rubel Hussain, Parvez Hussain Emon, Habibur Rahman Sohan, Muqidul Islam Mugdho, Akbar Ali, Kasun Rajitha.
Maintained and direct signature: Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Arafat Sunny, Mossadeq Hussain, Chaturanga de Silva, Sam Ayyub, Usman Qadir
draft picks: Mohammad Naim, Saif Hasan, Irfan Sukkur, Sabbir Hussain, Alauddin Babu, SM Mahrob Hussain, Lahiru Samarakoon, Sadira Samarawickrama.
Maintained and direct signature: Shuvagata Hom, Ziaur Rahman, Nihaduzzaman, Shohidul Islam, Mohammad Haris, Nazibullah Zadran, Mohammad Hasnain, Stephen Eskinazi.
draft picks: Tanzeed Hasan Tamim, Al-Amin Hussain, Shaikaat Ali, Imran Uzzaman, Shahadat Hussain Dipu, Salahuddin Sakil, Curtis Camper, Bilal Khan
Maintained and direct signature: Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Mehdi Hasan Miraz, Syed Khalid Ahmed, Ibrahim Zadran, Shoaib Malik, Paul Stirling, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Amir, Abbas Afridi, Dunit Welles.
draft picks: Mushfiqur Rahim, Rakibul Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Soumya Sarkar, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Preetom Kumar, Yannick Kariya
Maintained and direct signature: Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul Hasan, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Mahmood, Babar Azam, Mathisha Pathirana, Brandon King, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ihsanullah, Azmatullah Omarzai, Nicholas Pooran
draft picks: Ronnie Talukdar, Shamim Hussain, Ripon Mandal, Hasan Murad, Michael Ripon, Fazle Mahmood, Yasir Mohammad, Abu Haider Rony, Ashiquzzaman
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84