BCB planning to reschedule BPL and Zimbabwe series
BPL was initially slated to be held in October.
Updated - Jul 10, 2018 12:22 pm
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is pondering over rescheduling their home series against Zimbabwe. They were expected to arrive in the country in January next year for the two-match Test series and three ODIs. But the BCB is now considering to host them in October this year. They are planning to hold the sixth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in January now to provide the adequate security to the players during the tournament.
BPL was initially slated to be held in October this year but with the national elections set to be held at the same time has jeopardised the plans of the board. BCB is not convinced whether they can have the required security for the much-awaited T20 league in the country. Moreover, various agencies have already informed them about their unavailability due to the election duties.
Franchises not interested
According to the reports in Cricbuzz, even the franchises are not ready to play the tournament in October with some of them busy in the elections. The chief executive of BCB confirmed the news while also informing that Zimbabwe cricket board has agreed to reschedule the series.
“We are trying to host Zimbabwe in October. Both the boards agreed in principle about the rescheduling as we have to hold the BPL in January. We are working out on some details regarding the series against Zimbabwe,” Nizamuddin Chowdhury said.
BPL governing council member secretary Ismail Haider also confirmed that BPL will be held in January due to the security reasons. “We will host the BPL in January as we are convinced that it will be a perfect time. It will be difficult to host it in October due to national election as we need huge security for the tournament that will be unavailable due to the election duty,” he said.