BCB plans to start DPL at two venues outside Dhaka
Cricket, which has been suspended due to the coronavirus, is slowly recovering. First cricket match during corona period has already started with the Test between England and West Indies. Bangladesh is also thinking of returning cricket to the field.
The Dhaka Premier League (DPL), which started last March, was suspended due to the COVID-19 attack. No more matches were played after the first round. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is thinking of finishing the rest of the DPL matches again. For this, the Cricket Welfare Association of Bangladesh (CWAB) held an online meeting with the top cricketers of the country on Tuesday (July 7).
The future of DPL was discussed there. The BCB is planning to host the remaining matches of the DPL at BKSP and Cox’s Bazar. However, that decision has not yet been determined.
Kazi Inam Ahmed, chairman of the CWAB and one of the BCB directors present at the meeting, said the DPL schedule has not been finalized yet but urged clubs to keep in touch with the players. So that they can start DPL with two-week notice.
“Yesterday, I attended a meeting with the CWAB and some of the national team and first-class cricketers,” he said.
“We talked about the possibility of starting the DPL season. We could not confirm the schedule at this time. However, he wants the DPL clubs to have virtual regular contact with the players. Make sure the players maintain their fitness.”
The CWAB chairman added, “Clubs should be ready to start the league on a short notice of 15 days if the situation improves. I have suggested Cox’s Bazar or BKSP as an alternative venue.”