The BPL governing council’s decision to stage the tournament this year from the first week of December was in jeopardy following differences between the BPL GC and the franchises
Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan ruled off the chance of a delayed start to the seventh edition of the Bangladesh Premier League T20.
The BPL governing council’s decision to stage the tournament this year from the first week of December was in jeopardy following differences between the BPL GC and the franchises.
With no visible development of the issues following a series of meetings between the BPL GC and the franchises, speculation was rife that the tournament would not take place at all this year.
“There is no scope of changing the date for BPL this year,” said BCB boss Nazmul to the media in Dhaka Sunday.
BCB chief Nazmul informed that the expired contracts between the BCB and the existing franchises of the tournament will be completed soon.
Decisions on tournament by-laws and franchise regulations will also be declared in a couple of days.
“We had discussion on how to run the BPL T20. The agreements with the franchises have expired with the existing franchises so we had discussions on how we can have the new agreement completed with them. Hopefully by day after tomorrow we will be able to inform everyone of our decisions,” BCB supremo Nazmul informed.
The BPL GC last month met the franchise owners and representatives in order to set regulations for a fresh four-year cycle.
The decision to meet with the franchises one at a time had come after the BPL GC faced criticism over their proposed decision to start new set of rules in the tournament.
One of the common agenda of the franchises was the signing of one local A+/Icon category cricketer along with direct overseas players.
The franchises have also pressed on having a revenue sharing model between the BPL GC and the franchises.