Dinesh Karthik was in good touch throughout IPL 9 for Gujarat Lions © AFP
Dinesh Karthik was in good touch throughout IPL 9 for Gujarat Lions © AFP

Dinesh Karthik is the latest entrant In 50 over Dhaka Premier League (DPL) this season. This decision was only possible after BCCI allowed players to play in List-A overseas tournaments. If reports are to be believed he will be playing for Abahani Limited for whom Indian players Yusuf Pathan and Manoj Tiwary have played as well. Karthik will be joining Abahani Limited in Super League Stage as he will be making his debut in DPL against Mohammedan Sporting on June 15. Earlier Pathan performed brilliantly in DPL showcasing his hard-hitting skills. Taskin Ahmed and Tamim Iqbal are the local talent for the side who has featured in Bangladesh national side. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: England  vs  Sri Lanka , 3rd Test match at Lord’s

The rules of DPL are different from that of Indian Premier League (IPL) as a team is allowed to have as many foreign players they want in the side. It is expected that more players will join DPL as BCCI has no intention of barring players from participating in List-A tournament overseas. Karthik has performed well recently playing for Gujarat Lions (GL). He has a good reputation and will be expected to perform for his new franchisee Abahani Limited. Susan Itticheria-Dinesh Karthik and other cricket in-laws 

Karthik, Pathan and Tiwary are not the first one to play in DPL. Recently Jalaj Saxena, Jatin Saxena, Milind Kumar joined Legends of Rupanj, Kalapagan Cricket Academy, Brothers Union respectively. RCB players Sachin Rana and Manvinder Bisla have also played for Abahani Limited. Indian players Yuvraj Singh, Raman Lamba, Ajay Jadeja, Arun Lal, Ashok Malhotra, Iqbal Abdulla, Rajat Bhatia, Chetan Sharma, Sanjeev Sharma, Rohan Gavaskar, Amol Muzumdar and Aakash Chopra have also tried their hand in the league.