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Buttler to play in BPL 5

Jos Buttler, who has agreed to join Comilla Victorians, is one of a number of the current white-ball squad to have been approached by the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 competition teams

 

Jos Buttler has agreed to play in the Bangladesh Premier League this November, a move that will hinge on whether England give permission on security grounds or select him as their reserve wicket-keeper for the Ashes, reports the guardian.

 

Buttler, who has agreed to join Comilla Victorians, impressed when captaining England on the one-day leg of their Bangladesh tour last winter in the absence of Eoin Morgan and is one of a number of the current white-ball squad to have been approached by the Twenty20 competition.

 

Other members of England’s one-day side will go the other way, however, with the captain, Morgan, and Jason Roy already signed up as marquee players for the South African league. Alex Hales and Mark Wood have also put their names forward for this draft despite both being hopeful of involvement in the Ashes tour that gets underway from the start of November.

 

Buttler is similarly still keen to remain in the Test frame and was the reserve wicketkeeper behind Jonny Bairstow last winter, playing the final three matches of the 4-0 defeat to India as a specialist batsman at No7.

 

Whether England releases their players for domestic cricket in Bangladesh will once again hinge on the security situation. Last year saw the Professional Cricketers Association advise its members against taking part in the BPL on the basis that it would not have the same level of protection as for an international tour.

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