Williams signs with Comilla Victorians ahead of Bangladesh Premier League 2023

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Zimbabwe all-rounder Sean Williams will play for the Comilla Victorians in the ninth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) which gets underway next month.

The 36-year-old Chevrons star was signed up by the three-time BPL champions during the tournament draft held in Dhaka on Wednesday.

The BPL draft featured a total of 660 cricketers, among them 400 foreigners and 260 local players.

Williams, who finished as Zimbabwe’s second-highest scorer at the recent ICC T20 World Cup in Australia with 155 runs and a haul of five wickets with the ball, was picked by the Comilla Victorians franchise.

The Cumilla City-based franchise is one of the most successful teams in the BPL, having been crowned champions three times.

The team is owned by wealthy Bangladeshi businesswoman Nafisa Kamal.

Williams will feature in a power-packed Comilla side alongside the likes of Bangladesh star Mustafizur Rahman and Liton Das, Pakistani pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi, opener Mohammad Rizwan and many other local stars.

The Bulawayo-born veteran allrounder joins fellow Zimbabweans Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl in the 2023 BPL.

Batting all-rounder Ryan Burl will play for Sylhet Strikers, while Zimbabwe’s superstar Sikandar Raza will feature for Rangpur Riders.

The ninth edition of the BPL will be played from 5 January to 15 February

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