Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | ePaper

Hales finally 'coming' to Bangladesh

  • Print




England batsman Alex Hales is going to feature for the Rangpur Riders in the upcoming sixth edition of the country's biggest franchise based T20 tournament Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Rangpur Riders CEO Ishtiaque Sadeque confirmed the matter on Tuesday (October 9).
Hales will open Rangpur innings alongside Chris Gayle. Photograph: Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images
What makes Hales' deal with the BPL franchise much more interesting is the fact that he had pulled out of England's 2016 tour of Bangladesh, citing security fear, alongside Eoin Morgan. There was some criticism of the duo especially as the tour passed off without any incidents.
However, this time around, Hales is said to have been reassured by that tour passing without incident, while he has also taken advice from the tournament organisers and independent security professionals.

The 29-year-old batsman previously played under Tom Moody in the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Sunrisers Hyderabad this year, and once again he is set to be reunited with the Australian in BPL, where he might open alongside the West Indian left-hander Chris Gayle.

The BPL is scheduled to be held in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet from early January next year. Rangpur Riders are the current champions of the tournament, as they outplayed Dhaka Dynamites in the last edition of the BPL final. Rangpur retained four players from their previous arsenal, in the forms of the captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Mohammad Mithun, Nazmul Islam Apu and Chris Gayle.

More News For this Category

Players and officials of Quetta Gladiator pose for photograph with trophy after won the final cricket match of Pakistan Super League against Peshawar Zalmi at National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan on Sunday.

Players and officials of Quetta Gladiator pose for photograph with trophy after won the final cricket match of Pakistan Super League against Peshawar Zalmi at National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan on Sunday.

No complacency on World Cup security, says Cricket Chief Richardson

No complacency on World Cup security, says Cricket Chief Richardson

AFP, Karachi :The deadly New Zealand shootings which Bangladesh cricketers narrowly avoided means security will remain an "absolute priority" going into the World Cup, the head of cricket's governing body

No chance for Shakib to feature in DPDCL: Nazmul Hasan

No chance for Shakib to feature in DPDCL: Nazmul Hasan

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan on Monday said Shakib Al Hasan has no chance to play in the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPDCL)."Shakib was not included

Afghanistan clinch historic maiden Test victory

Afghanistan notched a historic maiden win in only its second test match when it defeated Ireland by seven wickets in the one-off test ending Monday. Needing 118 runs, Rahmat Shah

BCB to appoint psychologist for the traumatized cricketers

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan today said that they would appoint a psychologist for the national team ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup and the players can go to

Tigers urged to move on from Christchurch bloodshed

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) advised the players to move on from the dreadful incident in Christchurch where they escaped from a close death.The BCB urged the players to stay with

None of us could sleep properly: Mahmudullah

None of us could sleep properly: Mahmudullah

"As long as we were in the room, the only thing propped up in our mind is how lucky we are... it had happened in a country like New Zealand

South Africa complete Sri Lanka sweep with another convincing win

South Africa complete Sri Lanka sweep with another convincing win

Aiden Markram's unbeaten 67 that followed another strong bowling performance helped South Africa complete a 5-0 sweep with a convincing win in the final ODI which was shortened by a

BCB urges cricketing nations to rethink about security strategy

A high official of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) insisted that the cricketing nations should rethink about the security strategy for the visiting country in the wake of the terrorist attack

It will take some time to get out of the trauma: Tamim

It will take some time to get out of the trauma: Tamim

Senior Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal believes that it will take some time for the team to come out of the trauma that they suffered after narrowly escaping a shooting incident