The board of directors of the Bangladesh Premier League, Bangabandhu, has completed six franchises for the eighth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League, BBA sources confirmed to Cricbuzz on Sunday (December 12).
The Swiss Central Bank (BCB) had previously said it had received eight expressions of interest. Three new business houses are expected to participate in the tournament along with three previous branches. The new business houses are known to be Roopa & Marn Group (Dhaka Division), Progotty Group (Sylhet Division), and Mindtree (Khulna Division).
The Fortune Group and Akhtar Group, which owned the Barisal and Chattogram division respectively in the previous version, acquired the rights to these two franchises. Meanwhile, two-time champion Comilla Victorians, owned by Lotus Group, will return to the BPL this season. He did not participate in the previous edition of the tournament.
Incidentally, BCB has decided to offer the franchise a one-year contract only, as they are expected to sign a long-term contract after this season. As a result, big-name companies such as Dhaka Dynamites (Beximco), Rangpur Riders (Basundhara), and Khulna Titans (Gemcon Group) have decided not to participate in this season's tournament.
Meanwhile, KM Rifatuzzaman, Managing Director of Chattogram Challengers, told reporters that three foreign players will be allowed to participate in Game XI, while four players were allowed in previous years. “Yes, you could say the board of directors confirmed our participation in the BPL. We came here to speak with BCB and they told us we would be representing our competitors from Chattogram.
“In the previous version, four foreign players were scheduled to play, while in this version three players from each franchise will participate. The draft preparation is not finished yet and we will be more organized once it is done. You know that the draft for PSL players is happening today, and once it is completed We can get a clear picture of the availability of foreign players in the competition and let you know who we will confirm.”
The BPL is expected to take place from January 20 to February 20. However, as it stands, he is struggling with the PSL, which is set to begin on January 27. Sheikh Sohail, a member of the BPL board of directors, said they are not worried about the championship collapsing. with psl
He said he was concerned about the constantly evolving situation of COVID-19. "We are not worried about the PSL and we are keen to host the draft players this month, but the only thing that worries us is the placement of the crown."
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