A total of 14 players from the Associate world have put themselves forward for the second edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

Four players apiece from The Netherlands, Ireland and Scotland will be hoping for an early Christmas present when the auction takes place on Thursday.

The players have been given the blessing of their respective boards as there are no fixture clashes - the next scheduled games are the World Cup qualifiers and InterContinental Cup which take place throughout March.

The Netherlands opening pairing of Michael Swart and Stephan Myburgh, all-rounder Mudassar Bhukari and star batsman Alexei Kervezee - fresh from putting England Lions to the sword - are in the bidding process.

Ireland's O'Brien brothers, wicket-keeper Gary Wilson, and hard hitting Paul Stirling complete the Irish quartet.

Scotland's representatives are spin maestro Majid Haq, opening bat Calum MacLeod, and all-rounders Kyle Coetzer and Preston Mommsen.

The other Associate players are Hong Kong player Irfan Ahmed and Canadian all-rounder Rizwan Cheema.

Other players of interest include Danza Hyatt and Mohammed Salman who both played as overseas professionals in Ireland's North West league with Killymallaght and Coleraine respectively.

Former Warwickshire player Neil Carter, who is now eligible for Scotland is also included on the list of 79 foreign based players hoping for selection.

The opening ceremony takes place on January 17th and the tournament is expected to last for three weeks.