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Sylhet Sixers (Bengali: সিলেট সিক্সার্স, Sylheti: ꠍꠤꠟꠦ꠆ꠑ ꠍꠤꠇꠍꠣꠞꠡ) is a professional cricket franchise team based in Sylhet, Bangladesh. The team competes in the Bangladesh Premier League. The franchise made their debut at the 2017 Bangladesh Premier League.
The Sixers play their home games at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. The team is owned by Sylhet Sports Limited in care of Bangladesh's former Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. His son, Shahed Muhith is the Chairman of team. The Sixers announced Waqar Younis as head coach and International Cricketer, David Warner as captain for the 6th edition of Bangladesh Premier League. Former Bangladesh National Cricket Team all-rounder Alok Kapali took over as captain after Warner's departure, due to injury.
Sylhet Sixers is a new Franchisee, created in 2017, competing in Bangladesh Premier League, chaired by architect, social activist and IT Specialist Shahed Muhit. The team's management has extensive experience in sports team management. The management intends to use the team to bridge the gap between the cricket stars and passionate fans and engage the youth to divert their focus to wholesome sporting activities. Sylhet Sixers is the brainchild of the Honorable Finance Minister and local Sylheti icon, Abul Maal Abdul Muhit. A management team composed of former cricketers, coaches, lawyers, business entrepreneurs formed to start the Sylhet Sixers. Mr. Maashed R. Abdullah and Mr. Yasir Obaid both textile entrepreneurs had joined the Sixers as Managing Director and CEO respectively.
The Sylhet Franchise returned to BPL under the Sylhet Sixers banner. The team's icon player was Sabbir Rahman and was captained by all-rounder Nasir Hossain. They lured wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan and orthodox spinner and Taijul Islam as pre-draft signings. Their foreign player signings included Krishmar Santokie, Babar Azam, Liam Plunkett, Andre Fletcher, Upul Tharanga, Ross Whitely and more.
At the draft, pacer Abul Hasan was their first pick. Their first foreign pick was Lankan all-rounder Chaturanga de Silva. Their surprise picks were little-known, inexperienced Pakistani pacer Ghulam Mudassar, averaging more than 40 with the ball and picking up a solitary wicket in the 2 matches.
The team started their campaign with 4 wins in a row on their home turf. Andre Fletcher and Upul Tharanga turned out to be destructive at the top. Skipper Nasir Hossain bowled well so did Liam Plunkett. The Sixers suffered a series of injuries as the tournament went on. In the end, the Sixers finished 5th on the points table.
The Sixers decided to retain Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain and Pakistani all-rounder Sohail Tanvir. They signed Bangladesh National Cricket Team opener and wicket-keeper Liton Das as their icon player. Outside the draft, they signed Australian batsman David Warner. They also signed English opening batsman Jason Roy, Nepali leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane, South African Imran Tahir, Wayne Parnell and Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz.
At the draft, Sylhet signed the likes of Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Afif Hossain and Alok Kapali from the domestic category. Their international signings from the draft included Mohammad Irfan, Andre Fletcher, Gulbadin Naib to name a few.
|Year||Bangladesh Premier League||Team Name|
|2012||League Stage||Sylhet Royals|
|2015||League stage||Sylhet Super Stars|
|2017||League stage||Sylhet Sixers|
|2019||League stage||Sylhet Sixers|
Kit manufacturers and sponsors
|Year||Kit Manufacturers||Shirt Sponsor (Chest)||Shirt Sponsor (Back)||Chest Branding|
|2017||Eastern Housing Limited||Bengal Group||Walton Group|
- Players with international caps are listed in bold.
- denotes a player who is currently unavailable for selection.
- denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season
|No.||Name||Nat||Birth date||Batting style||Bowling style||Signed year||Notes|
|31||David Warner||27 October 1986||Left-handed||Right-arm leg break||2018||Overseas|
|1||Sabbir Rahman||22 November 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2017|
|20||Jason Roy||21 July 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||2018||Overseas|
|7||Towhid Hridoy||4 December 2000||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||2018|
|69||Nasir Hossain||30 November 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2017|
|33||Sohail Tanvir||12 December 1984||Left-handed||Left-arm medium-fast||2017||Overseas|
|50||Afif Hossain||22 December 1999||Leftt-handed||Right-arm off break||2018|
|14||Alok Kapali||1 January 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2018||Captain|
|97||Fabian Allen||7 May 1995||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||2018||Overseas|
|8||Wayne Parnell||13 July 1989||Left-handed||Left-arm fast-medium||2018||Overseas|
|21||Mohammad Nawaz||21 March 1994||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||2018||Overseas|
|11||Gulbadin Naib||16 March 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||2018||Overseas|
|16||Liton Das||13 October 1994||Right-handed||—||2018|
|29||Nicholas Pooran||2 October 1995||Left-handed||—||2018||Overseas|
|72||Andre Fletcher||27 November 1987||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2017||Overseas|
|44||Jaker Ali||22 February 1998||Right-handed||—||2018|
|4||Al-Amin Hossain||1 January 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2018|
|3||Taskin Ahmed||3 April 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||2018|
|58||Ebadot Hossain||7 January 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||2018|
|25||Sandeep Lamichhane||2 August 2000||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2018||Overseas|
|76||Mohammad Irfan||6 June 1982||Right-handed||Left-arm fast||2018||Overseas|
|99||Imran Tahir||28 March 1979||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2019||Overseas|
|—||Pat Brown||23 August 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||2018||Overseas|
|—||Nabil Samad||9 October 1986||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||2018|
|—||Mehedi Hasan Rana||1 January 1997||Left-handed||Left-arm fast||2018|
Administration and support staff
- Head Coach - Waqar Younis
- Asst. Coach - Jafrul Ehsan
- Owner - Sylhet Sports Ltd. (Abul Maal Abdul Muhith)
- Chairman - Shahed Muhith
- Managing Director - Maashed Abdullah
- CEO - Yasir Obaid 
- Communication Director - Mantasha Ahmed
- Media Manager - Tamzidul Islam
- Team Manager - Hannan Sarker
- Strategic Consultant -
- Trevor Penny
- Mahmud Emon
- "Waqar Younis to coach BPL franchise Sylhet Sixers". ESPNcricinfo.
- Khan, Minhaz Uddin (4 September 2017). "Sylhet rope in Nasir, Nurul and Taijul for BPL 5". Dhaka Tribune.
- সিলেট সিক্সার্সের মেন্টর হয়ে আসলেন ওয়াকার. Jagonews24 (in Bengali).
- "Sixers complain about seven-ball over". The Daily Star.