Smith is in BPL-19
At the end of this year, Kumilla Victorians got a piece of good news. Steven Smith has no barriers to play BPL-19. That makes Victorians stronger.
Adding Steven Smith in the team, Kumilla Victorians was opposed by other franchises. So BCB and BPL governing council decided that Smith can’t play BPL. But Kumilla Victorians convinced them all. At last, the decision is Smith has no Barrier to be in BPL.
But recalling this Aussie was not an easy task. BPL governing body had to change their Rules to add him. According to the former law, there was no chance to add any player out of the player draft list. As Smith was not in the draft, other franchises vetoed on it. But according to revised law, any franchise can add a player out of the draft as replacement of a drafted player.
So, Smith is in BPL-19. Having him, Kumilla Victorians becomes stronger. On the other hand, Tamim Iqbal is leading Victorians this season too. Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Saifuddin, Abu Haydar Roni, and Enamul Haque Bijay will rise them to another height.
Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik Amir Yamin will be as foreign cricketers. So we will find Kumilla Victorians as one of the most powerful league candidates this year.