Mustafizur Rahman is the latest addition to the list of icon players for the fifth edition of the Bangladesh Premier league, BPL’s governing council chairman  Afzalur Rahman Sinha has announced.

At a press conference, He(Sinha) told reporters about the news. BPL 5 will see the eight franchises compete for the coveted title this year with Sylhet’s return. The franchise had participated in the first three editions of the tournament.

The fourth edition of BPL, won by Dhaka Dynamites saw seven teams participate in the tournament. Besides Dhaka, Khulna Titans, Chittagong Vikings, Rajshahi Kings, Rangpur Riders, Comilla Victorians and Barisal Bulls were all seen in action last year.

With the addition of a new team to the tournament – Mustafizur Rahman became the new icon player and will feature for Sylhet franchise in the upcoming tournament.

The news of Mustafizur’s addition to the list is not surprising given that BPL governing council member secretary IH Mallick had previously said: “In light of his performances, Mustafizur Rahim will be the latest icon.”

The opening ceremony for the upcoming edition of the tournament is scheduled for October 31.

The BPL council had asked the franchises for opinion regarding the ‘five foreign player quota’. The franchises have given a resounding yes to continuing the policy of having five foreign players in the squad.