Chattogram Challengers opted to bowl first against Sylhet Thunder in the opener of the special edition of Bangladesh Premier League, the Bangabandhu BPL, on Wednesday.
The match is being played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.In the absence of Mahmudullah Riyad, Rayad Emrit is leading the Challengers in this game while Mosaddek Hossain Saikat is leading the Thunder.
The first game of the much-hyped tournament, being played in a regular working day, managed to attract only several hundred spectators at Mirpur.
Seven teams are participating in this edition of BPL. Apart from the Challengers and Thunder, the other teams are Dhaka Platoon, Cumilla Warriors, Rajshahi Royals, Khulna Tigers and Rangpur Rangers.
Challengers Squad: Imrul Kayes (c), Avishka Fernando, Chadwick Walton (w), Junaid Siddique, Pinak Ghosh, Ryan Burl, Rayad Emrit, Nasir Hossain, Imad Wasim, Rubel Hossain, Jubair Hossain, Enamul Haque Jr, Muhammad Musa, Nasum Ahmed, Nurul Hasan, Muktar Ali
Thunder Squad: Johnson Charles, Monir Hossain, Mohammad Mithun (w), Mosaddek Hossain (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Rony Talukdar, Sohag Gazi, Jeevan Mendis, Krishmar Santokie, Nazmul Islam, Delwar Hossain, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ebadot Hossain, Nayeem Hasan, Ruyel Miah.