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The BPL Governing Council brings about a change in the schedule for the 5th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League

The reason behind the same is that the Big Bash League of Australia and the brand new Global T20 League of South Africa are also scheduled for November-December this year.

Rangpur Riders
Bangladesh Premier League team Rangpur Riders. (Photo Source: BPL)

The BPL Governing Council has decided to change the schedule for the 5th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League. The T20 league which was expected to start from the 4th of November will now see a change in its kick off.  The decision has been taken after a meeting was held regarding the issue.

The reason behind the same is that the Big Bash League of Australia and the brand new Global T20 League of South Africa are also scheduled for November-December this year. The BPL Governing Council believes that the running of those two leagues at the same time can turn out to be a major blow to the attraction and viewership of the Bangladesh Premier League.

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The situation will also see the franchises of the Bangladesh League miss out on some major names who will be playing the Global T20 League which is set to launch its inaugural edition. The BPL Council also took this a matter of concern before making the decision of shifting the dates.

Ismail Halder Mollick’s statement:

According to Ismail Halder Mollick, the member secretary of BPL governing council they have preponed the tournament by 2 days and it is now scheduled to kick off on the 2nd of November. He also mentioned that the opening ceremony will be organised two days before the first match of the tournament.

“We have rescheduled the tournament and shifted forward two days earlier. The fifth edition of BPL will start from 2nd of November instead of 4 of that month. The inaugural ceremony will be held two days prior to first match.” said Ismail Haider Mollick.

“We have changed the schedule to avoid time conflict with Big Bash and Global T20 Leagues.” He added.

The 5th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League will now have eight teams after the addition of a brand new team. Surma Sixers, the new member in the block will be competing for the first time in the tournament.

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