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Date: Friday 21 December 2012
Leicestershire CCC all-rounder Josh Cobb will play for Dhaka Gladiators in next year’s Bangladesh Premier League.
Cobb was snapped up for $30,000 by the franchise, who also secured the auction’s most expensive player in Shakib Al Hasan.
The 22-year-old will be playing in the BPL alongside some familiar faces as former Leicestershire quartet Shahid Afridi, Luke Wright, Darren Stevens and Chris Liddle are all in the squad.
Owais Shah will also play for Dhaka Gladiators, as will Sri Lanka stars Tillakaratne Dilshan and Lasith Malinga and a host of Bangladesh players including Mohammad Ashraful and Mashrafe Mortaza.
Games get underway on January 18 and seven franchises will compete in the event this year.
Dhaka Gladiators: Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Ashraful, Anamul Haque, Mashrafe Mortaza, Raqibul Hasan, Mosharraf Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Shahid Afridi, Luke Wright, Owais Shah, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lasith Malinga, Joshua Cobb, Chris Liddle, Darren Stevens, Kaushal Lokuarachchi.