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DRS to be introduced in the forthcoming edition of the Bangladesh Premier League

The sixth edition was initially slated to be played in October this year but had to be postponed due to general elections in the country.

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Rangpur riders celebrate their BPL 2017 title win. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 2018-19 Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) season is the sixth edition of the top-level T20 franchise cricket league based in the country. Seven teams from seven different cities take part in the tournament which is organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). Much like the Indian Premier League, the BPL also permits only four overseas players per playing eleven. The upcoming season of the tournament will begin in January next year.

The Decision Review System, which is slowly gaining prominence in many cricketing leagues, and was also introduced in the IPL this year, will now be featured in the BPL as well. The tournament’s governing council members held a meeting with the franchises at the BCB headquarters in Mirpur on Saturday and collectively decided upon introducing the DRS in the forthcoming edition.

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“There will be review [UDRS] in the BPL. Each team will have a review in every innings. There will be one foreign umpire in each match,” BPL member secretary Ismail Haider was quoted as saying in Cricbuzz.

The sixth edition was initially slated to be played in October this year but had to be postponed due to general elections in the country.

“The franchises can take two players from those who were not in the draft last time. The January 5th date may be pushed for a day. There are many good quality players. Since there will be the national election this year, our date of play has been pushed back to January [next year],” Haider said.

What exactly is the DRS?

The Decision Review System (DRS) is a technology-based system used to assist the umpires with their decision-making. It is for the sole purpose of reviewing controversial decisions made by the on-field umpires. The players, as per the DRS, can request that the third umpire re-consider a decision of the on-field umpires. Television replays, microphones to detect small sounds made by the ball, infra-red imaging and a few other elements are integral parts of the DRS system.

For more news and developments, stay tuned on CricTracker.com.

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