BCB to keep the production rights for the next season of the BPL
The level of commentary and overall production was questioned right through the league.
Published - Dec 15, 2017 5:41 pm | Updated - Dec 15, 2017 5:41 pm
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) completed the 5th edition of their domestic T20 league Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) which the Mashrafee Murtaza led Rangpur Riders won. The devastating innings of 146* by Windies star batsman Chris Gayle didn’t allow Shakib Al Hasan led Dhaka Dynamites to settle in the game or fight out in the finals.
Throughout the tournament, the telecast of the BPL and the commentary standards were criticised heavily by fans across the country. After fair-bit of criticism, BCB is thinking to hold the complete production rights with themselves going towards the next season.
“We cannot express satisfaction upon the telecast standard of last BPL. But we have successfully completed the tournament despite some mistakes,” said BCB chief Ismail Haider Mollick who also happens to be the governing council member of the BPL as quoted. by bdcrictime
Poor commentary standards and team
He said that the BCB was not impressed with the standards of the telecast as well as the commentary throughout the tournament. Popular voices like Danny Morrison were missing from the commentary box. Morrison is famous for his antique commentary style.
During the game, some of the questions asked to the fans as well as the players by the female presenters were highly inappropriate which had put the players and fans both in a spot of bother.
After the blunders in the recently finished season, BCB is looking into the possibility of keeping the whole production rights of the tournament to themselves. As per the chief of BCB, they have already discussed about the productions rights for the next season of the tournament. The just concluded season of the BPL had 7 teams and it had qualifiers and eliminators format added to it for the knockout rounds.
“We will look forward for better production in the next tournament. We have discussed about holding the production in our hands during next time,” said Ismail Haider Mollick.