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BPL T20 Season 2012: Players Auction Rules Released


BPL T20 Players Auction Rules 2012 Overview


BPL T20 Players Auction - January 19, 2012

Bangladesh Premiere League, BPL players auction will be a private auction to be conducted under the rules outlined below. An independent professional auctioneer will conduct the Auction and he will be the sole arbiter as to all aspects of the Auction.



BPL Logistics Rules for Auction

  • The BPL Players Auction will take place at the Ballroom of the Radisson Water Garden Hotel, Dhaka all in the course of one day (Thursday, 19 January 2012). The Auction will commence at 11am.
  • Each Franchise will have a table in the room and a maximum of six (06) members of each franchisee will be allowed to seat in the auction table without any change of member at any point of time.
  • Channel 9 have exclusive broadcast rights of the BPL Players Auction and will release edited highlights to the media for breaking news at the end of each segment of the Auction.
  • No other media (print & electronic) will have access to the Auction room.
  • No communication devices (mobile phones, blackberries, external communications devices, WIFI devices) are allowed inside the Auction room during the Auction. No one will be allowed to communicate with persons outside the room until the end of the Auction.

BPL: Format of the BPL Players Auction


  • It will be an open auction with each player being individually presented for bidding. The highest bidder accepted by the auctioneer shall be the buyer of the player.
  • Each player has a base price at which the bidding will commence. The price is based on the assumption that the player is available for the entire BPL season 2012.
  • Each Franchise can spend a maximum of US$ two million at the Auction. Franchises will not be able to make a bid for a player if the price exceeds the spending limit.
  • Each player will have a ‘percentage availability’ based on his expected (as on the date of the Auction) availability for the 2012 BPL season. The figure that is bid for the player multiplied by his ‘percentage availability’ will be the amount that is deducted from the total budget available to the Franchise for spending.

For example, if a player has fetched US$ 400,000 in the auction but is only expected to be available for 50 percent of the matches in the 2012 season, then he will receive a 2012 ‘percentage availability player fee’ of US$ 200,000. The franchise buying the player will have US$ 200,000 deducted from its US$ 2 million budget and the amount will go the BPL Governing Council.

  • Players in the Auction will be arranged into sets of 12 according to their base price, playing style and speciality and availability for the 2012 BPL season.
  • Franchises will be issued with a list of the players in advance and the composition of the sets and the order in which the sets will be auctioned. For each player, the following information will be included: Name, nationality, speciality, base fee, and expected ‘percentage availability for the 2012 BPL season. BPL reserves the right to update the list until the start of the Auction if information, especially in relation to expected percentage availability changes.
  • Within the sets the order in which players will be presented for Auction will be determined by a random draw that will take place in the Auction room.
  • Once made, no bid may be withdrawn.
  • Bidding increments will be as follows:
  1. BPL Category A players – increments of US$ 15000.00
  2. BPL Category B players – increments of US$ 10000.00
  3. BPL Category C players – increments of US$   5000.00
  • For bids in excess of US$ 500,000, increments will be at the auctioneer’s discretion.
  • The decision as to when a player has been sold will be made at the sole discretion of the auctioneer.
  • Any dispute about a bid shall be settled at the auctioneer’s absolute discretion. The auctioneer shall act reasonably in exercising this discretion. The independent auctioneer will be the sole arbiter as to the conduct of the auction.
  • Following the conclusion of each set, there will be a break (of 15 minutes) to allow Franchises time to re-evaluate their tactics.
  • Players for whom no bids are received when they are initially presented for Auction will be placed in a final set and will be again presented once all the initial sets have been completed.
  • Franchises have to buy all players through Auction only. After the Auction, Franchises are not allowed to purchase additional foreign players. The final version of the Player contract will be circulated before the start of the Auction. The contract will be for a one-year term.

BPL T20 Tournament Squad Rules

  • Each squad of BPL can register a maximum of 18 players.
  • A BPL team may sign a maximum of eight (08) available foreign players. It is mandatory to pick at least one player from an associate member country.
  • Each BPL team can field a maximum of five (05) foreign players in the playing XI for each match.

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BPL T20 2012 Auction: Full List of Local & International Players


BPL 2012 Auction: Local & International Players List


BPL T20 2012 Bangladesh Premiere League

The preliminary lists of local and foreign players, who will be available for the players’ auction of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), has been released yesterday.

The players’ auction will be held on January 19, 2012 at Hotel Radisson.

The BPL governing body also informed that the fresh list and a list of Indian players will be announced soon.

BPL 2012 Local Players List

Grade A (Base Price $45000)

Mahmudullah Riyad, Abdur Razzak, Nasir Hossain, Junaed Siddiqui, Imrul Kayes, Mashrafi Bin Mortaza.

Grade B (Base Price $30000)

Nazimuddin, Rokibul Hasan, Elias Sunny, Sohrawardi Shuvo, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Nazmul Hossain, Forhad Reza, Mohammad Mithun, Jahurul Islam, Sahadat Hossain and Naeem Islam

Grade C (Base price $20000)

Tushar Imran, Nadif Chowdhury, Nazmul Hossain, Farhad Hossain, Shabbir Rahman, Asif Ahmed, Mahmudul Hasan, Rajin Saleh, Mehrab Hossain, Mominul Haque, Faisal Hossain, Aftab Ahmed, Shohag Gazi, Arafat Sunny, Mosharraf Hossain, Nazmul Hossain Opu, Nur Hossain, Enamul Haque, Robiul Islam, Moktar Ali, Syed Rasel, Al-Amin, Mahbubul Alam, Dollar Mahmud, Mohammad Sharif, Arafat Salahuddin, Ziaur Rahman, Dhiman Ghosh, Shuvagoto Hom, Shamsur Rahman, Alauddin Babu, Anamul Haque, Rony Talukder, Nafis Iqbal, Abishek Mitra, Soumya Sarkar, Nasir Uddin Faruque, Mysukur Rahman, Fazle Rabbi, Marshal Ayub, Abul Bashar, Tasamul Haque, Tanvir Haider, Saqlain Sajib, Sanjamul Islam, Shaker Ahmed, Murad Khan, Sahagir Hossain, Kamrul Islam, Delwar Hossain, Taposh Baysha, Shuvashish Roy, Kazi Kamrul, Tazin Ahmed, Abul Hasan, Jubair Ahmed, Ejaj Ahmed, Imtiaz Hossain, Mohammad Sahajada, Sahin Hossain, Ariful Hoque, Mahbubul Karim, Rezaul Karim and Abu Zahed Rahi.

BPL 2012 International Players List


BPL T20 Logo: Bangladesh Premiere League

Grade A ( Base price $100,000)

Chris Gayle, Kerion Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor, Matt Prior, Abdur Razzaq, Scott Styris, Shoaib Malik, Chaminda Vass, Mutthiah Muralidaran, Dirk Nannes, Herschelle Gibbs, Ajantha Mendis, Azhar Mahmood and Shahid Afridi

Grade B (Base price $50,000)

Suliemann Benn, Lionel Baker, Sanath Jaysuria, Lou Vincent, James Tredwell, Nial O Brien, Dinesh Ramdin, Dinesh Kaneria, Fidel Edwards, Graham Onions, T Kandamby, James Foster, Kamran Akmal, Peter Trego, Rana Naved ul Hasan, Ian Blackwell, Sajid Mahmood, Taufiq Umar, Dwayne Smith, Yasir Arafat, Andre Nel, Hamilton Masakadza, Raza Hasan, Andrew Hall, Elton Chigumbura, Geraint Jones, Gary Keedy and Brad Hodge

Grade C (Base price $30,000)

Nikita Miller, Kevin Cooper, James Tredwell, Bruce Kruger, Hamish Marshall, Andre Adams, Irfan Ahmed, Freddie Klokker, Alexie Kervezee, Darren Ian Steven, Gerrie Snynam, Imran Nazir, Adnan Akmal, James Hilderth, Lendl Simmons, Mohhammad Sami, Chris Scofield, Riki Wessels, Rizwan A Cheema, S Chandrapaul, Tino Best, Jason Roy, Aaron Finch, Joshua Cobb, Nasir Jamshed, Hamid Hassan, Hamish Marshal, Johan Myburgh, Chris Simpson, Sene Ervine, Claude Henderson, Graham Manou, Ryan Campbell, Simon Jones, Scott Borthwick, Thomas Odoyo, Shakib Ali, Jehan Mubarak, Pervez Maharoof, Dilhara Fernando, Chamara Silva, Kaushalaya Weeraratne, Nuwan Zoysa, Muhammad Nabi, Khuram Sajid, Yasir Hamid.


There is a lot of talk among the local cricketers ahead of their auction for the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) which will be held on January 19.

National selectors alongside the BPL governing council have put together an 82-member list divided into three categories. Some of the more accomplished cricketers are expecting a huge pay day while the lesser-known ones are crossing their fingers for a lucky break.

“The BPL governing council and we, the selectors, have put a lot of thought into putting together the list. We have tried to make sure that those placed in the top two grades have a better chance of getting a team in the competition,” said chief selector Akram Khan.

Though Grade A and B are largely fine, the placement of Aftab Ahmed, Shuvogoto Hom Chowdhury and Faisal Hossain is quite surprising given their style of cricket. But Akram believed that it was performance that ultimately counted.

“Looking at the statistics, you’ll see that he [Aftab Ahmed] hasn’t played that well in the last 2-3 years. He also hasn’t scored that quickly either. The same goes for [Faisal Hossain] Dickens,” said the former national captain.

But the louder outcry is from those who were left out. The likes of Iftekhar Nayeem, Mizanur Rahman, Uttam Sarkar, Talha Jubair, Nabil Samad, Monir Hossain and Tarek Aziz are not in the list and given that 20-25 cricketers will eventually be cut out, these players will miss the ride for the first season.

The inclusion of Rajin Saleh and Mohammad Sharif have also raised questions due to their style or future prospects while Avishek Mitra (one first-class game; one half-century in Premier League), Abul Bashar (91 first-class runs; 1 Premier League game) and Mohammad Shahzada (one first-class game, no Premier League games) are also strange picks.

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