The ninth season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will kickstart on Friday (January 6) in Dhaka. The round-robin matches between the seven teams – Comilla Victorians, Rangpur Riders, Dhaka Dominators, Khulna Tigers, Fortune Barishal, Chattogram Challengers and Sylhet Strikers – are scheduled from January 6 to February 10.
Thereafter, the playoffs will take place among the top 4 sides.
The grand finale of BPL 2023 is slated to be held on February 16 in Dhaka.
In the previous edition, Comilla Victorians clinched the title after registering a thrilling one-run over Fortune Barishal in the summit clash.
This year, a number of players from Pakistan, Sri Lanka and West Indies will ply their trade in the BPL. Top-order batter Unmukt Chand, who moved from India to the United States of America (USA) in August 2021, will play for Chattogram Challengers.
Here are the complete squads of all seven teams for BPL 2023:
- Chattogram Challengers
Abu Jayed, Afif Hossain, Curtis Campher, Unmukt Chand, Farhad Reza, Vishwa Fernando, Irfan Sukkur, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Mehedi Maruf, Mrittunjay Chowdhury, Max O’Dowd, Ashan Priyanjan, Shuvagata Hom, Taijul Islam, Tawfique Khan, Ziaur Rahman
- Khulna Tigers
Azam Khan, Avishka Fernando, Habibur Rahman, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mohammad Saifuddin, Munim Shahriar, Nahidul Islam, Naseem Shah, Nasum Ahmed, Pritom Kumar, Sabbir Rahman, Shafiqul Islam, Dasun Shanaka, Tamim Iqbal, Paul van Meekeren, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Ali
- Comilla Victorians
Abrar Ahmed, Abu Hider, Ashiqur Zaman, Josh Cobb, Hasan Ali, Imrul Kayes, Jaker Ali, Khushdil Shah, Brandon King, Litton Das, Mahidul Islam Ankon, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Rizwan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mukidul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nayeem Hasan, Shykat Ali, Tanvir Islam, Chadwick Walton, Sean Williams
- Sylhet Strikers
Colin Ackermann, Akbar Ali, Ryan Burl, Dhananjaya de Silva, Gulbadin Naib, Mashrafe Mortaza, Kamindu Mendis, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Haris, Tom Moores, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nabil Samad, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Nazmul Islam, Thisara Perera, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Rubel Hossain, Taibur Rahman, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Towhid Hridoy, Zakir Hasan
- Fortune Barishal
Shakib Al Hasan, Anamul Haque, Rahkeem Cornwall, Chaturanga de Silva, Ebadot Hossain, Fazle Rabbi, Haider Ali, Ibrahim Zadran, Iftikhar Ahmed, Kamrul Islam, Karim Janat, Khaled Ahmed, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Wasim, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kusal Perera, Qazi Onik, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Saif Hassan, Salman Hossain, Sunzamul Islam, Usman Qadir, Kesrick Williams
- Rangpur Riders
Aaron Jones, Alauddin Babu, Azmatullah Omarzai, Haris Rauf, Hasan Mahmud, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Naim, Mohammad Nawaz, Ripon Mondol, Pathum Nissanka, Nurul Hasan, Parvez Hossain Emon, Rakibul Hasan, Rony Talukdar, Shamim Hossain, Shoaib Malik, Sikandar Raza, Jeffrey Vandersay
- Dhaka Dominators
Ahmed Shahzad, Al-Amin Hossain, Alok Kapali, Arafat Sunny, Ariful Haque, Delwar Hossain, Chamika Karunaratne, Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Mithun, Monir Hossain, Muktar Ali, Dilshan Munaweera, Nasir Hossain, Salman Irshad, Shan Masood, Shoriful Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Usman Ghani.
Live streaming details:
- Bangladesh – GTV, Channel 9, Maasranga TV
- Caribbean – Flow Sports
- Canada – ESPN+
- India – DSports; FanCode
- Pakistan – Geo Super
- UK – Star Gold HD
- USA – ESPN+
- Afghanistan – Lemar TV
- South Africa – StarTimes