The skipper of Nepal Men’s cricket team, Sandeep Lamichhane wasn’t picked by any franchise in the newly adopted BBL draft. The inaugural edition of the new BBL draft system was conducted today where 24 overseas players were picked by eight teams in four categories.
There were 332 players on the nomination list including two from Nepal: Sandeep Lamichhane and Subash Khakurel. Sandeep, who played for Hobart Hurricanes, could have been retained by the same team as well.
Since BBL has coincided with UAE’s new International T20 league. Had Sandeep been selected for BBL, he would have most likely skipped the last few games of BBL before he flies to UAE.
Lamichhane – the only player from Associate – was signed as one of the the marquee players in UAE’s new International T20 league.
The Final List of 24 overseas players.
Renegades: Liam Livingstone, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Akeal Hosein
Stars: Trent Boult, Joe Clarke, Luke Wood
Heat: Sam Billings, Colin Munro, Ross Whiteley
Sixers: Chris Jordan, James Vince, Izharulhaq Naveed
Strikers: Rashid Khan, Colin de Grandhomme, Adam Hose
Scorchers: Laurie Evans, Phil Salt, Tymal Mills
Thunder: David Willey, Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw
Hurricanes: Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf