Dhaka Super Series
Draft Night - 9th February 2019
Draft Venue - Six Seasons Hotel, Gulshan 2
Tournament Dates - March 2, 15, 16, 22, 23, 30
Tournament Venue - United International University Ground
Prize - Entry into the 2019 World Champs 2019 Sydney and BDT 400,000 airfare voucher for travelling to Sydney
The inaugural LMS Dhaka Super Series event will take place during March. The LMS players from Bangladesh that are available to play will be picked during the Draft ceremony. 6 Team Owners will then build their perfect squad, with the winning team to receive Qualification and Entry (worth $4000) into the 2019 World Champs in December. The winning team will also receive BDT 400,000 airfare voucher for travelling to to Sydney.
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Meet the Dhaka Super Series Team Owners
Team Owner - AHM Mahfuzul Arif
Team Name - Banani Brothers
LMS Experience - Captain of Hoque Brothers, probably the most decorated LMS side in Bangladesh with a record 3 Dhaka Champs Titles and 1 International Open Title.
Team Owners - Ziaul Alam Rony & Foyez Morshed
Team Name - Dhandmondi Dragons
LMS Experience - Ziaul Alam Rony is the captain of Heritage Cricketers, who are the 6th ranked side in Bangladesh, with Rony being one of the top 3 highest capped players in Bangladesh. Foyez Morshed, the co-owner is the Captain of Tech Republic, the no.1 ranked side in Bangladesh, winner of Cox's Bazar Open 2017 and one of the 2 teams to have participated in World Champs 2017.
Team Owners - Kashef Rahman
Team Name - Tikatuli Rovers
Headline Team Sponsor - Travel Booking BD
LMS Experience - Captain of Travel Booking BD, number 8th ranked side of Bangladesh and the champion of Dhaka League One 2018/19.
Team Owners - Habibi Jewel
Team Name - Mirpur Lions
LMS Experience - Skipper of Team Harnest Label, saw his side win Dhaka League Three title in their debut LMS season in 2018/2019
Team Owners - Mohiuddin Miah
Team Name - Puran Dhaka Knights
LMS Experience - Captain of Bengal Tayj, winner of Malaysian Open 2017 and one of the 2 teams from Bangladesh to have participated in World Champs 2017.
Team Owners - Ahmed Ashfaqur Rahman & Ishtiaque Sadeque
Team Name - Gulshan Gladiators
LMS Experience - Ashfaqur is the Director of RR imperial LTD(RR Kabel) and his company was the sponsor of Rajshahi Kings at BPL 2017. Although Ahmed Ashfaqur Rahman doesn't have any LMS experience in particular but he has been an enthusiastic follower of LMS for a long time. He believes that there is no stage bigger than the Dhaka Super Series to get himself introduced to this beautiful format.
DRAFT NIGHT RULES
- The players will be allocated to each team via an auction style draft.
- Each team owener will be allocated 350,000 points with which they can bid for players.
- Players are sorted into 2 different categories: A and B. (Players listed below)
- Category A players base value is 10,000 points, with Category B players base valie being 5,000 points.
- Minimum Squad Limits is 10 and a Maximum Squad limit is 15.
- Each team can buy upto 4 pro players but can only play 2 pro players in each game.
- Player/Coach: A team can select an ex-national or reknowned retired Pro Player in their team, the particular player will not go into the auction but will cost a team a base price of 35,000 points if they wish to sign him as a player. For a coaching role only, there will not be any cost.
Players will be in the auction via a lottery system. Before each round, a player name will be picked from a bowl, and whichever player name comes out will go up for auction.