Dhaka Gladiators gave the highest bid of the BPL2 of $365,000 for Shakib al-Hasan and purchased Shahid Khan Afridi for $275,000. Imran Nazir received second highest bid of $280,000 from Chittagong Kings.
The players’ auction ceremony held at the Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel.
The second edition of the BPL, scheduled to begin from January 17, will have a new team this year with Rangpur Rockets forming the seventh franchisee. Like in the first edition, the majority of foreign players are from Pakistan, with West Indies and England also sending sizeable contingents. Unlike last year, the matches will be spread over three cities — Dhaka, Khulna and Chittagong.