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Sylhet set for BPL ownership change

  • Published at 09:28 pm September 5th, 2016
Sylhet set for BPL ownership change
Bangladesh Cricket Board is likely to scratch the Bangladesh Premier League franchise Sylhet Superstars over payment irregularities from the 2015 edition. According to the BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the board will take necessary steps in the upcoming BPL governing council meeting. “There has been a payment issue with Sylhet Superstars and the board will take further decision after consulting on the matter,” Nizamuddin told Dhaka Tribune on Monday. Dhaka Tribune has learned that the Sylhet franchise are yet to pay around Tk three or four crore with BCB president Nazmul Hasan earlier informing that the board will cash their bank guarantee. However, it was yet to be done due to some technical reasons. Tuesday meanwhile is the last day to submit the expression of interest for aspiring BPL franchises for the upcoming season, which is scheduled to start from November 6. According to the sources this year’s BPL will have seven teams with Rajshahi returning as a franchise while Sylhet too could have a new owner. “We have already received a few applications from interested firms and the board will decide after assessing all the aspects in the coming days,” said Nizamuddin.