Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Chief Executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury confirmed on Monday that the forthcoming season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) has been postponed and replaced by a bilateral series against Zimbabwe.
The sixth season of the largest domestic T20 competition was earlier scheduled to start on 5th October ending 16th of November 2018. But the nationwide general election might hinder the procedures of the league by that time on account of political turmoil. Furthermore most of the franchise owners have politically engagement tending them to be more occupied outside the competition.
BCB CEO informed that the board had to run conversations with the Zimbabwean Cricket authorities in order to shuttle the previously settled tour early.
“Zimbabwean Cricket Board ethically agreed to play the series in October. Now we are working to fix the schedule of the tour,” Nizamuddin Chowdhury said.
Zimbabwe is supposed to play two Test matches and three one day international matches in the coming tour.
Bangladesh will be busy with successive home series against West Indies later on.
The sixth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League is now rescheduled to occur in January-February 2019.