The country’s first franchise hockey league will be held from October 28 to November 17 at the Maulana Bhasani Stadium. Earlier today, the player draft was held at Dhaka Club’s Samson H Chowdhury Hall in the capital. Walton Dhaka, Saif Powertech Khulna, Ekmi Chittagong, Rupayan City Comilla, Monarch Mart Padma and Metro Express Barisal—these six teams have formed their teams.
All the star players of the country are there, foreign players are also there to increase the attraction of the franchise hockey league. There are seven who have played in the World Cup. Among them, Argentina’s Juan Martin Lopez, who has played in four consecutive World Cups, has got Metro Express Barisal.
Guido Barreiros, another Argentinian who played in the World Cup, was taken by Saif Powertech Khulna. SV Sunil of India and Muhammad Azri Hasan of Malaysia have been drawn into the team by Walton Dhaka. India’s Chinglesana Singh will play at Monarch Mart Padma, Jasjit Singh at Rupayan City Comilla and Malaysia’s Fitri Sari at Metro Express Barisal.
Argentine defender Juan Martin Lopez has played in four consecutive World Cups—2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018. Argentinian forward Barreiros played in the 2014 World Cup. India’s SV Sunil, Chinglesana and Fitri have played in the 2014 and 2018 World Cup respectively. Jasjit Singh 2014 and Azri Hasan 2018 World Cup.
24 foreign players were registered in the franchise league. 24 people got the team. Six players on the reserve list were not picked up by any team. Out of 186 domestic players, 78 got the team. Remaining 108 players remain unsold.
According to the players draft rules, each team had to pick 13 local players. The purchase of two Under-18 level players was also mandatory. Apart from this, each team bought 4 foreign players of their choice from the player draft. The remaining one of the 18-member team will be taken on direct contract. That player could be one of the unsold. Or if you want, any foreign player can be taken.
6 foreign icon players are getting a maximum of 8 thousand dollars (about 8 lakh 10 thousand taka). Apart from this, icon players of Bangladesh will get 5 lakhs, ‘A’ plus category players 4 lakhs, ‘A’ category 3 lakhs, ‘B’ category 2 lakhs and ‘C’ category players 1 lakhs.
19 players of the national team who have played in the last four international tournaments are included in the icon list. Monarch Mart has bought the country’s best star Russell Mahmud. Defender Ashraful Islam Walton in Dhaka, Rezaul Karim in Ekmi Chittagong, goalkeeper Biplab Kujur Saif in Powertech Khulna, midfielder Sohanur Rahman in Rupayan City Comilla and Roman Sarkar in Metro Express Barisal.
Who is in which group?
Walton Dhaka: Ashraful Islam, SV Sunil (India), Abdul Khalek Hamirin (Malaysia), Alfandi Ali Suria (Indonesia), Abu Saeed Nippon, Rakibul Hassan, Shafiul Alam, Mehrah Hossain, Abed Uddin, Muhammad Azri Hassan (Malaysia), Aman Sharif, Al Amin, Ratul Ahmed Anik, Mainul Islam Kaushik, Mohammad Abdullah, Hozaifa Hossain and Mohammad Taib Ali.
Saif Powertech Khulna: Biplab Kujur, Guido Barreiros (Argentina), Azfar Yakub (Pakistan), Ferdous Roshdi (Malaysia), Khorshedur Rahman, Prince Lal Samant, Amirul Islam, Ahsan Habib, Raju Ahmed Tapu, Moritz Frey (Germany), Miraj Hossain. , Sajib Hussain Sifat, Tanzim Ahmed, Kamruzzaman Rana, Mohammad Saddam Khan, Deen Islam and Yasin Arafat.
ACME Chittagong: Rezaul Karim Babu, Devinder Walmiki (India), Ghazanfar Ali (Pakistan), Mohammad Hafiz Zainul (Malaysia), Farhad Hossain Situl, Mehedi Hasan, Sajibur Rahman, Rajeev Das, Taher Ali, Pir Hinrichs (Germany), Arshad Hossain , Hasan Jubair, Ashraful Alam, Manoj Babu, Mehdi Hasan, Tasin Ali and Kanchan Mia.
Rupayan City Comilla: Sohanur Rahman, Pradeep More (India), King Sung Yub (South Korea), Mohamad Fatur (Indonesia), Sarwar Hossain, Puskar Khisa Mimo, Milan Hossain, Obadul Hossain Joy, Ripon Kumar Mahant, Jasjit Singh (India). , Sahidur Rahman Saju, Ukyahin Rakhine, Zahid Hossain, Belal Hossain, Shimul Islam, Tanvir Rahman and Mehdi Hasan.
Monarch Mart Padma: Russell Mahmood, Chinglesana Singh (India), Mohammad Saif Khan (India), Seo O Hyeong (South Korea), Imran Hossain Pintu, Naeem Uddin, Al Nahian, Khaled Mahmud, Azim Uddin, Mia Tanimitus (Japan), Ashraful Islam Saad, Ramim Hossain, Ashiq Mahmud, Krishna Kumar, Rahit Hossain, Rafiul Islam and Rakibul Hasan.
Metro Express Barisal: Roman Sarkar, Juan Martin Lopez (Argentina), Yoo Seung Ho (Korea), Akimullah Isuk (Malaysia), Asim Gop, Fazle Hossain Rabi, Sarwar Morshed Shawon, Mahbub Hossain, Deen Islam Imon, Fitri Sari (Malaysia). , Mohammad Nuruzzaman, Shahidul Haque Saikat, Azizar Rahman, Mamunur Rahman Chayan, Asaduzzaman Chand, Sajedul Islam and Shamim Mia.