Khulna Royal Bengals (Bengali: খুলনা রয়েল বেঙ্গলস; often abbreviated as KRB) is a franchise cricket team that plays in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) representing the division of Khulna, Bangladesh. On 10 January 2012, Orion Group made the winning bid of US$ 1.10 Million for the franchise

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Captain: Shoaib Malik
Coach: Ian Pont
Owner: Khan Bros & Aziz Group
Founded: 2012[1]
Home ground: Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium
Capacity: 15,000
Chief executive: Sabbir Khan
Manager: Zahid Razzak
First-class debut: Dhaka Gladiators
in 2012
Official website:

Franchise history

Bangladesh Premier League is a cricket tournament being organised by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). For the inaugural tournament held in 2012, the BCB had finalised a list of 6 teams who will be participating in the tournament. The teams representing 6 different Division of Bangladesh, including Khulna, were put up on auction in Dhaka on 10 January 2012, and the Khulna team was won by Orion Group, who paid US$1.10 million for it.This was the second highest bid for a team in the BPL. In November 2012 Orion Properties, Aziz Group and Khan Brothers Pvt Ltd have taken over the ownership of the team. Obaidul Karim, the Chairman of Orion Group has been elected the President of the franchise along with Sabbir Khan being the new Chief Executive. 


Year Bangladesh Premier League
2012 Semi-finals


Khulna Royal Bengals home venue is the iconic Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium,with a seating capacity of 15,000. The Khulna Divisional Stadium was one of the five purpose-built cricket grounds established in the run-up to the 2004 Under-19 World Cup. It was finally granted one-day international status in January 2006, ahead of Sri Lanka's tour. Khulna, situated in the south-western corner of the country, is the third-largest industrial centre in Bangladesh. It serves as a gateway to the seaport of Mongla and the Sundarbans, the home of the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Current squad

Khulna Royal Bengals Roster
09  Ahmed Shehzad
06  Nazimuddin
74  Shahriar Nafees
13  Mizanur Rahman
09  Umar Akmal
09  Awais Zia
09  Umar Amin
09  Haris Sohail
All Rounders
75  Shoaib Malik (Captain)
69  Farhad Reza
Wicket Keepers
77  Mithun Ali
11  Riki Wessels

10  Shahadat Hossain
--  Shane Harwood
41  Bilawal Bhatti
33  Sanjamul Islam
96  Nabil Samad
99  Dolar Mahmud
Support Staff
Manager:  Zahid Razzak
Head Coach:  Robin Singh

Player salaries

Nat Player Year Contract
Signed / Renewed Salary
Farhad Reza 2013 $ 51,505
Sanjamul Islam 2013 $ 45,000
Shahriar Nafees 2013 $ 40,000
Nazimuddin 2013 $ 25,000
Mithun Ali 2013 $ 32,000
Nabil Samad 2013 $ 16,000
Mizanur Rahman 2013 $ 14,000
Dolar Mahmud 2013 $ 10,000
Ahmed Shehzad 2013 $ 111,000
Shoaib Malik 2013 $ 85,000
Umar Akmal 2013 $ 60,000
Umar Amin 2013 $ 40,000
Haris Sohail 2013 $ 40,000
Awais Zia 2013 $ 30,000
Riki Wessels 2013 $ 25,000
Bilawal Bhatti 2013 $ 15,000
Shane Harwood 2013 $ 15,000
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