Alex Hales to participate in Bangladesh Premier League despite fears of players' non-payment

England batsman Alex Hales was bought for $62,000 by the franchise Duronto Rajshahi © Getty Images Representation pic

London: Dec 22, 2012
 
England opening batsman Alex Hales has been roped in by Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) franchise Duronto Rajshahi at an auction on Thursday.
 
According to a report in The Telegraph,the Nottinghamshire batsman was bought for $62,000 (£38,400) by Duronto Rajshahi, one of the seven franchises in the T20 league.
 
Other England cricketers to feature in the league are Ravi Bopara and Luke Wright.
 
Earlier, the Professional Cricket Associations (PCA) chief executive Angus Porter had expressed concerns over the participation of English cricketers in BPL as the T20 league has been in the news for wrong reasons like corruption or non-payment of the payers.
 
BPL will be a month-long tournament, starting January 17.