Bhatkal Premier League 2022: Asjad Hyder emerges as the costliest player in the auction; tournament set to begin from 6th Feb in UAE

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 18th January 2022, 8:33 PM | Coastal News | Gulf News | Sports News |

Dubai: Asjad Hyder, an all-rounder performer from Asadullah Bhatkal, was the biggest buy in the Bhatkal Premier League (BPL) players' auction, which was organized by the tournament's governing council here on Saturday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Asjad Hyder, who began with a base point of one, was finally bought by 'Galaxy Titans' for a whopping 113 points. Safwan Shanu from YMSA, who is also an all-rounder performer, emerged as the second highest bid player with 110 points for 'DVS United'.

In all, 90 cricketers were sold from a total number of 140 players who had registered in the auction for the ninth edition of Bhatkal Premier League cricket tournament. The 6 franchises which took part in the auction were allocated a total of 300 points.

The franchises in the auction were - Abu Dhabi Riders, Track Chargers, AUZ Challenger, Galaxy Titans, DVS United, and Ruknuddin Brothers Warriors. 

The much awited BPL tournament  is all set to kickstart from 6th February 2022 at Ajman Oval ground in Ajman, UAE. The matches will be played on every Sundays with finals on 27th February 2022. It shall be noted that first semi final match will be played on 25th February, that falls on Friday.

Speaking at the event, Bhatkal community leader Dr. S M Syed Khaleeur Rahman congratulated the BPL governing council for organizing the tournament. He stressed upon youth to actively come forward and showcase their performance. 

President of Murdeshwar Muslim Jamaat Sabeer Manna, BMJD General Secretary Maulana Shakeeb Shabandari, BPL patron Mohammed Ghause Khalifa, CMKC President Abdul Qadir Basha Ruknuddin also shared their valuable advises to the youth on this auspicious occasion. Title sponsor of the tournament, NGT representative Abdul Badi Muniri and BPL Commissioner Zia Jukaku were also present on the dias.

The auctioning event began with the recitation of holy Qur'an by Mr. Hammad Pillur, while Zufaif Shingeri sung Naat. Match schedules were described by Taha Muallim.

Bhatkal Premier League Chairman Abu Muhammad Mukhtesar presided over the event, and addressed the welcome note. BPL Chairman stressed for the discipline during the entire journey of tournament and requested all the cricket lovers to witness this mega cricket event in Ajman and make it a grand success. BPL deputy commissioner Abdul Basith Subedar gave vote of thanks.

The event was expertly hosted by Muaz Shabandari, Sameer Kazia, and Ismail DF. 

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