The Players draft of the 6th edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 2018-19 was held on October 28 (Sunday) at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden starting from 12 pm. The player draft was telecast live on the official Facebook page of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan MP, BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury, Secretary of BPL Governing Council Ismail Haider Mallick, Chairman of Media and Communication Committee Mohammed Jalal Yunus, BCB Director Md. Akram Khan, A.M. Naimur Rahman Durjoy MP, Mahbubul Alam, Lokman Hossain Bhuyian and Tanjil Chowdhury was present at the ceremony.
Following are the complete players list of the respective teams after the draft :
Rangpur Riders :
Retained : Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Nazmul Islam, Mohammad Mithun, Chris Gayle (WI)
Direct signing : AB de Villiers (SA), Alex Hales (ENG)
Signed from the draft : Shafiul Islam, Shohag Gazi, Farhad Reza, Mehedi Maruf, Ravi Bopara (ENG), Rilee Rossouw (SA), Nahidul Islam, Nadif Chowdhury, Abul Hasan, Fardin Hossain, Benny Howell (ENG), Osane Thomas (WI)
Retained : Shakib al Hasan, Sunil Narine (WI), Rovman Powell (WI), Kieron Pollard (WI)
Direct signing : Andre Russell (WI), Hazratullah Zazai (AFG)
Signed from the draft : Rubel Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Rony Talukdar, Shuvagata Hom, Andrew Birch (SA), Ian Bell (ENG), Qazi Anik, Mizanur Rahman, Asif Hasan, Shahadat Hossain, Naim Sheikh.
Retained : Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Hossain, Carlos Brathwaite (WI)
Direct signing : David Malan (ENG), Ali Khan (USA)
Signed from the draft : Jahurul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Taijul Islam, Al Amin, Zahir Khan (AFG), Sherfane Rutherford (WI), Subashis Roy, Junaid Siddique, Tanvir Islam, Mahidul Islam, Lasith Malinga (SL), Yasir Shah (PAK) Brendan Taylor (ZIM)
Retained : Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shoaib Malik (PAK)
Direct signing : Liam Dawson (ENG), Asela Gunaratne (SL)
Signed from the draft : Abu Hider Rony, Anamul Haque, Mahedi Hasan, Ziaur Rahman, Shahid Afridi (PAK), Thisara Perera (SL), Mosharraf Hossain, Mohammad Shahid, Shamsur Rahman, Sanjit Saha, Evin Lewis (WI), Waqar Salmakheil (AFG), Amer Yamin (PAK)
Retained : Mominul Haque, Mehedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Zakir Hasan
Direct signing : Christiaan Jonker (SA), Qais Ahmad (AFG)
Signed from the draft : Soumya Sarkar, Fazle Rabbi, Arafat Sunny, Alauddin Babu, Isuru Udana (SL), Laurie Evans (ENG), Marshall Ayub, Kamrul Islam, Ryan Ten Doeschate (NL), Sekkuge Prasanna (SL), Mohammad Sami (PAK)
Retained : Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Sohail Tanvir (PAK), Liton Das
Direct signing : David Warner (AUS), Sandeep Lamichhane (NEP)
Signed from the draft : Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Al-amin Hossain, Tawhid Hridoy, Fabian Allen (WI), Mohammad Irfan (PAK), Nabil Samad, Ebadat Hossain, Alok Kapali, Zakir Ali Anik, Gulbadin Naib (AFG), Andre Fletcher (WI), Mehedi Hasan Rana, Pat Brown (ENG), Nicholas Pooran (WI)
Retained : Luke Ronchi (NZ), Mushfiqur Rahim, Sanjamul Islam, Sikandar Raza (ZIM)
Direct signing : Mohammad Shahzad (AFG), Robert Frylinck (SA)
Signed from the draft : Mosaddek Hossain, Abu Jayed Rahi, Khaled Ahmed, Nayeem Hasan, Cameron Delport (SA), Dasun Shanaka (SL), Mohammad Ashraful, Rabiul Haque, Yasir Ali, Nihaduzzaman, Nazibullah Zadran (AFG), Salman Islam.