BCB considering BPL on closed door

Policy makers are therefore thinking about prohibit spectators access in BPL.

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Maksud Haque
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Highlights

  • The eighth edition of BPL will start from January 21.
  • This year's BPL will be held in Dhaka, Sylhet and Chittagong.
  • The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is skeptical about granting spectator access to the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) as the Corona situation is worrying again. However, there is no doubt about the BPL despite the very circumstance.
    BCB considering BPL on closed door
    Corona is increasing rapidly in Bangladesh. Although most of the victims are not as seriously ill as before, the new type of corona, Omicron, is spreading very fast. In such a situation, it has been instructed to avoid public gatherings and crowds in the country.
    BCB is therefore thinking about prohibit access to spectators in BPL. Since Corona fans got re opportunity to return on field with the Pakistan series. Though, in that series half-capacity spectators were given the opportunity to watch the game. The plan was to increase the number of spectators in BPL.
    But for now, they may have to walk in the opposite direction. In the current situation, keeping spectators on the field can be risky. BCB is therefore thinking a lot about keeping spectators in BPL.
    Speaking to media in Sylhet, Jalal Yunus, chairman of the BCB's cricket operations committee, said: "The tournament will be held InshaAllah. But we have to think about giving visitors access. The big question now is whether we can allow visitors."
    The eighth edition of BPL will start from January 21. This year's BPL will be held in Dhaka, Sylhet and Chittagong.