Rajshahi Kings were one of three franchises that voted for four overseas players in the playing XI for the BPL’s 2017 edition. Hafizur Rahman Khan, Kings’ chairman, said they took the majority decision “sportingly” after five of the eight franchises voted in favour of having a maximum of five overseas players in a line-up.
“We voted for four foreign players [in a playing XI],” Rahman said. “Three franchises voted for four players while five franchise voted for five players in the line-up. So the majority decision prevailed. We took it sportingly. We voted so that there was more participation of local players.”
Mushfiqur Rahim, who was revealed as Kings’ icon player for the 2017 tournament, said the five-player rule would create healthy competition among local players.
“It can be both positive and negative,” Mushfiqur said.