The BPL draft lost much of the excitement after Chittagong Vikings picked Mushfiqur Rahim minutes before the event started on Sunday. Mushfiqur was available after the governing council informed the day before that as an A+ cricketer in the list, any franchise would be able to pick him after Rajshahi Kings opted against retaining him.
Mushfiqur's fee is between $50,000 and $93,000 for the A+ category players. Among the overseas cricketers in the A+ category, which costs $200,000, Comilla took Shahid Afridi and Evin Lewis while the first foreign pick was Fabien Allen, the West Indies left-arm spinner, who costs $30,000.
The big interest among the local picks was Mohammad Ashraful, who qualified to play in the BPL in August this year after serving a match-fixing-related ban, was picked by Chittagong Vikings. Among the local players, wicketkeeper-batsman Jahurul Islam was the draft's first overall pick and was taken by Khulna Titans.
Khulna picked Lasith Malinga from category A, apart from legspinner Yasir Shah, left-arm legspinner Zahir Khan and Brendan Taylor. Rajshahi picked Soumya Sarkar as their first local pick, and used their first overseas-player quota to pick Isuru Udana. They also took Ryan ten Doeschate, Seekugge Prasanna and Laurie Evans.
Chittagong Vikings took Cameron Delport and Dasun Shanaka among their top picks, while Dhaka Dynamites picked Ian Bell. Apart from Afridi and Lewis, Comilla Victorians went for Thisara Perera, a strong performer for Rangpur in the previous season. Rangpur picked Shafiul Islam and Sohag Gazi in the local players' first round. They retained Ravi Bopara and took Rilee Rossouw and West Indies fast bowler Oshane Thomas.
Khulna Titans: Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Carlos Brathwaite, Dawid Malan, Ali Khan, Jahurul Islam, Shariful Islam, Taijul Islam, Al-Amin, Zahir Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Subashis Roy, Junaid Siddique, Tanvir Islam Mahidul Islam Ankan, Lasith Malinga, Yasir Shah, Brendan Taylor
Rajshahi Kings: Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Zakir Hasan, Qais Ahmed, Christiaan Jonker, Soumya Sarkar, Fazle Mahmud, Arafat Sunny, Alauddin Babu, Isuru Udana, Laurie Evans, Marshall Ayub, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Ryan ten Doeschate, Seekugge Prasanna, Mohammad Sami
Chittagong Vikings: Sunzamul Islam, Sikandar Raza, Luke Ronchi, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Shahzad, Robbie Frylinck, Mosaddek Hossain, Abu Jayed, Khaled Ahmed, Nayeem Hasan, Cameron Delport, Dasun Shanaka, Mohammad Ashraful, Robiul Haque, Yasir Ali, Nihaduzzaman, Najibullah Zadran, Shadman Islam
Dhaka Dynamites: Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Hazratullah Zazai, Andre Russell, Rubel Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Rony Talukdar, Shuvagata Hom, Andrew Birch, Ian Bell, Qazi Onik, Mizanur Rahman, Asif Hasan, Shahadat Hossain, Naim Sheikh
Sylhet Sixers: Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Liton Das, Sohail Tanvir, David Warner, Sandeep Lamichhane, Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Irfan, Nabil Samad, Ebadat Hossain, Alok Kapali, Jaker Ali, Gulbadin Naib, Andre Fletcher, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Pat Brown, Nicholas Pooran
Comilla Victorians: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shoaib Malik, Asela Gunaratne, Liam Dawson, Abu Hider, Anamul Haque, Mehedi Hasan, Ziaur Rahman, Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera, Mosharraf Hossain, Mohammad Shahid, Shamsur Rahman, Sanjit Saha, Evin Lewis, Waqar Salmakhai, Amer Yamin
Rangpur Riders: Mashrafe Mortaza, Nazmul Islam, Mohammad Mithun, Chris Gayle, Alex Hales, AB de Villliers, Shafiul Islam, Sohag Gazi, Farhad Reza, Mehedi Maruf, Ravi Bopara, Rilee Rossouw, Nahidul Islam, Nadif Chowdhury, Abul Hasan, Fardin Hossain, Benny Howell, Oshane Thomas.