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BPL glitches on opening day

  • Published at 09:30 pm December 11th, 2019
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Chattogram Challengers sent their team sheet handwritten on paper prior to their BBPL match against Sylhet Thunder in Mirpur Wednesday Dhaka Tribune/Ali Shahriyar Amin

Taking lessons from the last edition, the board made every effort to ensure a decent start to the tournament but as it was, many glitches had caught the attention, and were doing the rounds on the social media platforms

The Bangladesh Cricket Board had the strong intention to lift the standard of the just-started Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 special edition. 

Taking lessons from the last edition, the board made every effort to ensure a decent start to the tournament but as it was, many glitches had caught the attention, and were doing the rounds on the social media platforms.

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The handwritten team sheet

Chattogram Challengers had the opening game of the tournament against Sylhet Thunder. 

The former had won convincingly but not before an unprofessional conduct from the team management. Challengers had sent a handwritten team sheet with captain Rayad Emrit named for the toss. 

Soon, photos of the team sheet had gone viral on social media.

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Playing gears

The opening day of the Bangabandhu BPL saw cricketers playing without proper team gears. 

Sylhet were asked to bat first in the first game and their batsmen appeared wearing helmets of different sorts and colors. 

And to add to that, the sponsor logos were roughly pasted with help of tape.

     The spidercam was mostly found hanging in the middle of the wires Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

Spidercam and broadcast glitches

The gadget adds versatility to the broadcast production but for most parts of the opening day, the camera was found hanging in the middle of the wires. 

Graphical errors also came to the notice of the viewers. 

Last season, the viewers’ TV experience was marred with numerous instances of commentators mispronouncing players' names and getting the names of fielding positions wrong, along with incorrect statistics.

The giant screen above the grandstand at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium seen flashing result of the first game. However, since the operator noticed that winner Chattogram Challengers’ name was not making space in the giant screen, it was simply spelled "Ottogram Challen"