Governing Council chairman assures of organizing BPL in December

BPL Governing Council Chairman Sheikh Sohel, on Wednesday, has firmly said that the sixth season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is going to take place in December 2019.

Governing Council chairman assures of organizing BPL in December

Confusion was provoked earlier when former chairman of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Mostofa Kamal commented that BPL rules does not compromise of arranging two tournaments in the same year.

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Mostofa Kamal who is the acting Finance Minister of the government said, “Bangladesh Premier League was formed during the period when I was in charge. According to BPL laws, there is no scope of happening the tournament twice in one season. So, it’s not happening this year.”

But BPL Governing Council Chairman Sheikh Sohel affirmed that the sixth season will take place this year in December.

“The board will decide whether the tournament will occur or not. But we are fully ready to go in the competition. We said it will happen in December and it is confirmed from us,” Mr. Sohel said.

He further added, “The law which was mentioned by Mostofa Kamal was enacted by him it is true but the law has changed quite several times in the meantime.”

BPL Governing Council Chairman also revealed about alternatives of old franchises in case they do not want to play this year.

“We have found requests from many one to emerge as franchise teams. Dhaka, Comilla, Chittagong and Khulna are also very interested,” he added.

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