Bhatkal Premier League 2020 auctions held in UAE: Sahil Sawda emerged as the highest bid player

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 3rd December 2019, 10:50 PM | Coastal News | Sports News | Gulf News |

Dubai: Sahil Sawda, emerged as the highest bid player in the AUZ Bhatkal Premier League (BPL) players' auction, held recently here at Deira Twin towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Sahil Sawda, who began with a base point of fifty, was finally bought by 'NFN Warrior' for a whopping 107 points.

A total of eight teams are all set to battle out this season of BPL, which is expected to kickstart from 10th January 2020 at Eden Gardens in Ajman. The franchises in the auctions included Al Karimi, NFN Warrior, Track Charger, Abu Dhabi Riders, Aztex Titans, NGT Blitz, DVS United, and Unique Strikers.

Present as the guests in the event, Bhatkal community leader Dr SM Syed Khaleelur Rahman, addressing the gathering, opined to adopt 100 balls tournament and also to have always change of format in every season. 

BPL chairman Abu Muhammad Muktesar, while speaking on the occasion, thanked the franchisee owners for participating in this tournament and wished them all the best. BMJD general secretary Yusuf Barmavar too suggested the players adopt strategies to fulfil the goals of the team. BPL patron Muhammad Gouse Khalifa stressed for the improvements in Fielding, particularly from dropping a catches that lead to fall of teams.

The bid for title sponsorship for the ninth season of the tournament was earlier won by AUZ Group of Companies.

Former BPL chairman and Title sponsor Atiqur Rahman Muniri, while addressing the gathering, thanked BPL governing council for once again hosting the tournament and urged the players to stress on for maintaining a better and disciplined tournament.

The auctioning was expertly hosted with periodical intervals by Imran Khateeb, Afnan Siddibapa, Arafat SJ and Ashraf Ali.

The event began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran by Muhammad Shabandari. BPL joint Commissioner Abdul Basit Subedar presented the schedule of the matches.

BPL, a household name for the Bhatkal residents employed and staying in Dubai has been providing a platform for the youngsters of the community to take their time off from the routine daily life in the gulf and to enjoy themselves on the ground and the audience stands. The tournament has witnessed growing popularity with each passing season. It also serves as a platform for the families living in different parts and emirates of the country to come together and spend quality time.

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