Shane Watson signs for Khulna Titans
Khulna Titans, the Bangladesh Premier League T20 franchise, have signed former Australia captain and all-rounder Shane Watson as one of its two direct overseas signings for the upcoming BPL 2019-20, Titans officials confirmed on Thursday.
Watson is expected to be available for full season of BPL seventh edition that is scheduled to start in the first week of December this year.
"Khulna Titans is excited to have Shane Watson join the franchise. He is a true champion, having won many titles for his country and the franchise teams he has represented around the world. His experience and his winning mentality will contribute significantly to the team. Hopefully Shane will propel us to the title that we have been working so hard for," said Khulna Titans Managing Director Kazi Inam Ahmed.
Meanwhile, Watson said that he is excited to be part of the franchise and would like to give his best for Titans to raise their standings as they were placed at the bottom of the table in the last edition of the tournament.
"I am super excited to join the Khulna Titans for the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League season. The BPL is a tournament that I have always wanted to play in and now I finally get my chance. There are so many great cricketers playing in the BPL from the local Bangladesh stars to the overseas superstars, so it is going to be very special to finally be a part of it,'' Watson said.
"The other very special thing for me is to have the chance to play in front of the incredible Bangladesh cricket loving fans again. The coaching and management team at the Khulna Titans are putting together an amazing squad so hopefully we can bring home that title that we have always been looking for," the Australia cricketer added.