Bangladesh Cricket Board President Mr. Nazmul Hasan Papon assured about the schedule of the forthcoming Bangladesh Premier League and said it will be on date in January. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বিপিএল নির্বাচনের মধ্যে পড়ে গেলে আছে ব্যবস্থা! ]
Amidst visual uncertainty about the date of BPL 2018 which was earlier rescheduled to be happened in January 2019 due to countrywide general election in December 2018, BCB head, on Wednesday, confirmed the largest franchise based tournament in the country will take place in January (as per the rescheduled fixture) no matter what will happen with the election dates.
“We will not wait for the general election. BPL was postponed earlier for the two home series; one against Zimbabwe and the other against West Indies. We could arrange the competition in December but there would be scarcity of cricketers then,” BCB President said.
“I don’t think we will change the fixture of BPL again for the general election. Two or three days might be reshuffled but everything will be on time,” he said.
Against the question of security issues to local/foreign cricketers, coaches and management staffs during election period, Nazmul Hasan Papon said politics will not hinder cricketing procedures in the country.
“Cricket in our country has come to a shape; we have been gaining support from every corner of people. Once there was a match of BPL in Chittagong where strikes were going on – but as soon as we reached there, political parties lifted the strike. This is a huge advantage. Our honorable prime minister is also a great cricket fan. Yes, there could be troubles, but if everyone co-operates, everything will be fine,” BCB head said.