Keshav Maharaj signs up for BPL stint with Fortune Barishal

South Africa's left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj has signed up with BPL franchise Fortune Barishal and is scheduled to arrive in Chattogram on February 13 in time to play their match the next day. It will be Maharaj's first stint in the BPL. Maharaj, 34, is coming to the BPL a day prior to South Africa start the second Test against New Zealand in Hamilton, a series they are following 0-1 after a major loss in Mount Maunganui. The South African Test crew in New Zealand is comprised of very unpracticed players, with practically each of the regulars playing in the equitable finished SA20 back home. Maharaj wrapped up playing the SA20 on February 10, when his side Durban Super Monsters lost the last to Sunrisers Eastern Cape. He could never have been accessible for the Hamilton Test that starts on February 13 in any case, as Cricket South Africa (CSA) strategy specifies players need seven days to adapt to scene conditions. It is discovered that a couple of South African players who were engaged with the SA20 asked about the chance of playing in the last seven day stretch of the ILT20, however didn't demand no-protest declarations on the grounds that CSA was not enthused about the thought. Maharaj will likewise miss the homegrown four-day rivalry that resumes in South Africa this week. Fortune Barishal could do with a touch of help from Maharaj. They have broken into the main four in the focuses table, and have four significant matches staying in the BPL.