The BCB president Nazmul Hassan papon reported, during a press conference held yesterday on Monday upon his arrival at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport from England, the much delayed Dhaka Premier League (DPL) is likely to roll on the fields within next 2 weeks. [Read also “Ashraful should get proper punishment”- BCB president]
Before leaving Bangladesh to attend at the ICC Annual General Meeting at Lords, Nazmul Hassan said that DPL will start only after getting the final report from ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit’s (ACSU), which he was expecting to get during his visit. However, ICC replied the BCB that the fixing report will be submitted after a month and then it changed the president’s mind.
“Now we can start the Dhaka premier league in any day. Regarding the report, almost we were assured that we could get the fixing report at the meeting of ICC in United Kingdom. If we could wait for the fixing report it will be very good. If more cricketers’ names come up then the clubs of DPL will fall into a trouble if they are temporarily suspended following the fixing report. So now everyone will have to manage additional players to play. There is no other alternative.
‘But now there is no hope of receiving the fixing report before the first week of this August. Even that is not yet confirmed. They informed that they would provide us the fixing report in the first week of this August. We can’t wait for that long time. So we will begin DPL now and I think we can start the DPL in two weeks time. We will make a board meeting day after tomorrow and discuss about this.’ said by Nazmul Hassan yesterday at the media conference.
Jalal Younus, the Chairman of the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM) and a member of the BCB ad-hoc committee, however, informed there is no intention to begin the league before July 20.
‘We will have a board meeting day after tomorrow (tomorrow) where we will discuss about Dhaka Premier League. You can see there are many things to discuss. For example, we have Bangladesh ‘A’ team leaving this month for an away tour so will the clubs be interested in participating without those players? We will need to know that first,’ informed by Jalal younus yesterday.