Monday, December 13th, 2021


Worcestershire Rapids Vitality Blast captain, Moeen Ali, is set to play in the Bangladesh Premier League T20 competition for the first time in nine years.

Managing Director, Nafisa Kamal, confirmed that the England all-rounder is signed up for Comilla Victorians, with the BPL scheduled for January and February.

Moeen last played in the BPL in 2013 when he appeared in five matches for Duronto Rajshahi.

South African batsman, Faf du Plessis, and West Indian bowler, Sunil Narine, are also part of the two-times champions Comilla Victorians squad.

Moeen will be looking for more T20 glory after skippering the Rapids to the 2018 Blast title, and being part of the Chennai Super Kings squad which won the 2021 Indian Premier League.

He has also T20 experience in the Pakistan Super League, (Multan Sultans), Mzansi Super League, (Cape Town Blitz), and Zimbabwe, (Matabeland Tuskers).

Nasifa Kamal said: “Bangladesh Cricket Board has said this is a month-long BPL. There will be six teams. Three foreign players can be taken.

“We are working accordingly. We have signed all three. We have confirmed Sunil Narine, Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali.”

*Worcestershire 2022 overseas player Matthew Wade hit the fastest ever half century for Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League, off just 19 balls, in the weekend win over holders Sydney Sixers.

Wade will captain the Hurricanes when they entertain Perth Scorchers in their next match on Tuesday (December 14).