There is no icon cricketer in this BPL. Domestic players will be paid more than foreigners. Out of the draft, the teams will have the opportunity to keep one local and three foreigners. The board has not yet finalized the name of the franchise. Member Secretary of BPL Governing Council Ismail Haider Mallick said.
Tamim Iqbal injured off the field. The stage for return is BPL. Batting practice at the Home of Cricket for the second day in a row by the ODI captain.
All the cricketers are preparing for the BPL except the Test team based in New Zealand. How far is the preparation of the organizers? The governing council could not officially name the franchise. However, they have been able to give some new news about the event.
The event will start on January 21. The final will be played on February 18. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed this in a press release on Wednesday (December 22). According to the BCB, the tournament will be held with 6 teams, with 3 venues. The champion team will get 1 crore rupees in this event. The players’ draft of the tournament will be on December 26.
Although the next BPL is scheduled to be held with 6 teams, 6 franchises have been selected as per the pre-plan of BCB. Last year’s champion Rajshahi and former champion Rangpur will not be in the upcoming BPL. Next year’s BPL competition will be with Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Barisal, Comilla and Khulna.
In this year’s event, the local cricketers will get the highest salary of 60 lakhs and the minimum of 5 lakhs. The maximum salary of foreign cricketers is 84 lakh and the minimum is 16 lakh. Among the old teams, Comilla Victorians and Chittagong Challengers are in BPL this time. Meanwhile, three very well known and established franchises Beximco, Bashundhara and Jamcon Group are not in BPL this time. They have not expressed interest in becoming a franchise this time.
Meanwhile, Comilla Victorians are returning to BPL after almost three years. They have given a different dimension to BPL by bringing world famous cricketers in the team. Comilla was the last champion in 2019 BPL. After that two more events were held on the field but it was managed by BCB.
Earlier, the BCB had said that this year’s BPL was scheduled to start in January but it could be postponed. Board President Nazmul Hasan Papon made the remarks after an emergency meeting on his visit to New Zealand on December 16.