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Fifth season of BPL to commence from November 3

BPL will be again contested between 7 teams and will be played in three cities.

Sylhet franchise
Sylhet franchise set to return to BPL this year. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The fifth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League is scheduled to kick off on November 3, Friday. Sylhet franchise, which will mark a return to the BPL after missing the previous season, will lock horns with defending champions Dhaka Dynamites in the curtain raiser which will be held at the Sylhet International Stadium.

7 teams, 3 cities

Sylhet will host a BPL game for the first time. Earlier, though the authorities wanted it to be an 8-team event; Barisal Bulls was barred from taking part in this year’s tournament. Hence, seven teams will compete for the ultimate glory – Sylhet Sixers, Dhaka Dynamites, Rajshahi Kings, Rangpur Riders, Comilla Victorians, Khulna Titans and Chittagong Vikings. The BPL has helped in raising the standard of cricket in the country and it will continue to do so this year.

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The first eight games will be played at the Sylhet International Stadium till all teams shift base to Dhaka for the next 16 games. Chittangong will be seen hosting the next nine before the action will move back to Dhaka for the Eliminators and the finals. A reserve day has been kept for the finals only.

BPL and Global T20 clash dates

BPL is going to clash dates with another mega event – Global T20 League in South Africa. Plenty of top players have to make a choice between both these events. One of the biggest attractions of T20 format Shahid Afridi has confirmed that he will be seen in action in the BPL.

The final will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on December 12. All 7 teams will appear in 12 games each, 6 day games and as many evening ones. The Eliminator and the first Qualifier will be played on the same day on December 8. The second Qualifier will be played two days later on December 10 in Dhaka.

Here are the fixtures for the much awaited season if the BPL:

1 Friday, November 03, 2017 Sylhet Sixers VS Dhaka Dynamites 2:30 PM Sylhet
2 Friday, November 03, 2017 Rajshahi Kings VS Rangpur Riders 7:15 PM Sylhet
3 Saturday, November 04, 2017 Sylhet Sixers VS Comilla Victorians 2:00 PM Sylhet
4 Saturday, November 04, 2017 Khulna Titans VS Dhaka Dynamites 7:00 PM Sylhet
5 Monday, November 06, 2017 Chittagong Vikings Comilla Victorians 2:00 PM Sylhet
6 Monday, November 06, 2017 Sylhet Sixers VS Rajshahi Kings 7:00 PM Sylhet
7 Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Rangpur Riders VS Chittagong Vikings 2:00 PM Sylhet
8 Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Sylhet Sixers VS Khulna Titans 7:00 PM Sylhet
9 Friday, November 10, 2017 Rangpur Riders VS Rajshahi Kings 2:30 PM Dhaka
10 Friday, November 10, 2017 Dhaka Dynamites VS Sylhet Sixers 7:15 PM Dhaka
11 Saturday, November 11, 2017 Chittagong Vikings VS Khulna Titans 2:00 PM Dhaka
12 Saturday, November 11, 2017 Rajshahi Kings VS Comilla Victorians 7:00 PM Dhaka
13 Monday, November 13, 2017 Dhaka Dynamites VS Khulna Titans 2:00 PM Dhaka
14 Monday, November 13, 2017 Comilla Victorians VS Chittagong Vikings 7:00 PM Dhaka
15 Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Khulna Titans VS Sylhet Sixers 2:00 PM Dhaka
16 Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Dhaka Dynamites VS Chittagong Vikings 7:00 PM Dhaka
17 Friday, November 17, 2017 Rajshahi Kings VS Sylhet Sixers 2:30 PM Dhaka
18 Friday, November 17, 2017 Khulna Titans VS Chittagong Vikings 7:15 PM Dhaka
19 Saturday, November 18, 2017 Dhaka Dynamites VS Rajshahi Kings 2:00 PM Dhaka
20 Saturday, November 18, 2017 Rangpur Riders VS Comilla Victorians 7:00 PM Dhaka
21 Monday, November 20, 2017 Dhaka Dynamites VS Comilla Victorians 2:00 PM Dhaka
22 Monday, November 20, 2017 Sylhet Sixers VS Rangpur Riders 7:00 PM Dhaka
23 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Rajshahi Kings VS Khulna Titans 2:00 PM Dhaka
24 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Dhaka Dynamites VS Rangpur Riders 7:00 PM Dhaka
25 Friday, November 24, 2017 Khulna Titans VS Rangpur Riders 2:30 PM Chittagong
26 Friday, November 24, 2017 Chittagong Vikings VS Sylhet Sixers 7:15 PM Chittagong
27 Saturday, November 25, 2017 Comilla Victorians VS Rajshahi Kings 2:00 PM Chittagong
28 Saturday, November 25, 2017 Chittagong Vikings VS Rangpur Riders 7:00 PM Chittagong
29 Monday, November 27, 2017 Chittagong Vikings VS Dhaka Dynamites 2:00 PM Chittagong
30 Monday, November 27, 2017 Khulna Titans VS Rajshahi Kings 7:00 PM Chittagong
31 Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Rangpur Riders VS Sylhet Sixers 2:00 PM Chittagong
32 Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Khulna Titans VS Comilla Victorians 7:00 PM Chittagong
33 Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Chittagong Vikings VS Rajshahi Kings 2:00 PM Chittagong
34 Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Comilla Victorians VS Dhaka Dynamites 7:00 PM Chittagong
35 Saturday, December 02, 2017 Comilla Victorians VS Rangpur Riders 2:00 PM Dhaka
36 Saturday, December 02, 2017 Dhaka Dynamites Rajshahi Kings 7:00 PM Dhaka
37 Sunday, December 03, 2017 Sylhet Sixers VS Chittagong Vikings 2:00 PM Dhaka
38 Sunday, December 03, 2017 Rangpur Riders VS Khulna Titans 7:00 PM Dhaka
39 Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Comilla Victorians VS Khulna Titans 2:00 PM Dhaka
40 Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Rajshahi Kings VS Chittagong Vikings 7:00 PM Dhaka
41 Wednesday, December 06, 2017 Dhaka Dynamites VS Rangpur Riders 2:00 PM Dhaka
42 Wednesday, December 06, 2017 Comilla Victorians Sylhet Sixers 7:00 PM Dhaka
43 Friday, December 08, 2017 Eliminator (3rd Position VS 4th Position) 2:00 PM Dhaka
44 Friday, December 08, 2017 1st Qualifier (1st Position VS 2nd Position) 7:00 PM Dhaka
45 Sunday, December 10, 2017 2nd Qualifier (Looser of 44 VS Winner of 43) 7:00 PM Dhaka
46 Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Final (Winners of 44 VS Winner 45) 7:00 PM Dhaka

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