Former national cricketer and current Chief Selector of Bangladesh National Cricket Team Minhajul Abedin Nannu wants to see domestic players’ eye catching performance in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League T20 tournament.
“If we can find out two or three performers from this series, that would be great news for our national camp,” he said.
But he lamented that progress of local cricketers are hampered by the foreign recruitments and the number they are included in each match of BPL. This year, five foreign players are allowed to play for a side in every match.The frontline of every team is dominated mostly by cricketers from abroad. Nannu thinks it is a major setback for the domestic youngsters to perform.
“The domestic cricketers are struggling to shine among the frontline foreign recruits. The condition is getting tougher for the local selections,” he added.
Nannu also pointed out that if one more team had participated in this fifth edition of BPL, the pressure of foreign players could have been less. The BPL authority decided to feature eight teams but Barisal Bulls were omitted from the list as they failed to submit the dues in given time.
The Chief Selector believes the local players will shine in the next matches of BPL as all teams will get nine more matches in the first stage.
“The cricketers can be evaluated according to their performance when 70 percent of their matches will end. As it’s tougher to get chances in T20s so it would be illogical to judge them on few matches,” he said.