England wicket-keeper/batsman Jos Buttler has agreed to a contract with Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) franchise Comilla Victorians, reported The Guardian yesterday.
The report added that the 26-year-old had agreed to a 200,000-pound deal, but added that the deal would be finalised only after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) give their player the green signal.
If he is selected as the reserve wicketkeeper for the Ashes, which will also be held around the time of the BPL in November, then he will be unable to make the trip to Dhaka.
"Yes, it's true that we have signed him [Buttler] on five days ago," Comilla Victorians owner Nafisa Kamal told The Daily Star over the phone. "The agreement is for two years, and hopefully he will be available for the whole tournament."
Previously the BPL faced no competitors for its timeframe -- the Indian Premier League, Pakistan Super League, Australian Big Bash League and the Caribbean Premier League all had different slots in the calendar, but now there is a conflict with the South African Global T20 League, which will start only two days after the BPL. That has seen players being divided up between the two leagues.
Buttler's England teammate David Willey also has a similar agreement in place with Rangpur Riders.