The Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan announced that the special edition of Bangladesh Premier League - Bangabandhu BPL will get underway on December 11. cricket betting tips BCB will conduct the T20 tournament following a model similar to that of the Big Bash League in Australia as they failed to resolve the issues with franchises, who had demanded a share of revenue.
The T20 tournament for the season will be named after the father of the nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, to mark his 100th birth anniversary. The tournament was originally scheduled to start on December 6 but as they had a fall out with the franchises and wanted to do everything on their own, it forced them to delay the start of the tournament by five days.
"We are going to start the BPL initially on December 6 but we are also going to arrange an opening ceremony. But happy to say that, the countdown for Bangabandhu birth anniversary is going to start from 8th, the government has already announced that," Nazmul told reporter on November 6.
"The Prime Minister will be present to inaugurate the Bangabandhu BPL. I think this is a huge achievement for us that, she will inaugurate the program,'' he said.
"Our players draft will be on November 17 and though there will be Test it was an important thing to do it at that time. cricket tips There was also a matter of getting hotel availability," he said.
"So the opening ceremony is on 8th (December) and the game starts on the 11th (December)," he said.
Nazmul said that they have confirmed the sponsors of five out of seven teams and indicated that the BCB may run the remaining two teams in the tournament.
"There will be seven teams. We already finalized five sponsors. There were many applications. We still have two teams left for sponsorship and there is a big chance that the BCB will run these two teams," he said.