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Dhaka Premier League to start from March 8

  • Published at 09:29 pm February 18th, 2019
View from the players' draft of the Dhaka Premier League in Dhaka on last Monday BCB

In the Premier T20 league, the 12 sides have been divided into four groups with only the group champions progressing to the semi-finals

The Dhaka Premier League will commence from March 8 this year with 12 participating teams.

A T20 league with these 12 teams will also take place prior to the DPL, from February 25. 

The players’ draft of the DPL was held at a city hotel on Monday. 

Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis chairman Kazi Inam Ahmed declared these details during a press conference after the players’ draft. 

In the Premier T20 league, the 12 sides have been divided into four groups with only the group champions progressing to the semi-finals.

The final, a day-night affair, will be held on March 3 at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, before the premier 50-over competition of the country. 

Kazi Inam said, “Two years ago, we talked about starting this T20 League with players from the DPL. Keeping that in mind, we have organised a T20 tournament, prior to the start of the DPL. We will try to hold it every year.”

Ensuring players’ payment has been a concern over the years and the CCDM chairman confirmed that they will take the matter seriously this time and ensure their remuneration. 

The CCDM chairman informed that they will take hard action against the clubs if they fail to pay the players’ wages.   

He also explained that they fixed the wages after discussions with the selectors and the Cricketers Welfare Association of Bangladesh and will not tolerate any shortcomings of the clubs. 

“We have fixed the players’ wages after discussions with selectors and CWAB. We have also given a clear directive to all the clubs for making the payment properly,” said Kazi Inam. 

“If any team fail to make the payment we will not only rip off from the top chart but also may suspend from the league. We do not want that the clubs earn bad reputations due to the acts of one or two clubs. We finished the league properly last season,” he added. 

Meanwhile, umpiring in the domestic circuit raised eyebrows in the cricketing fraternity recently but the CCDM boss said they will try their best to maintain the standard of umpiring. 

“We did not receive many complaints about umpiring last year. Whenever we got any complaint, we sat together with the clubs. I invited the member secretaries of the umpires’ committee,” said the CCDM chief.

“We requested them to conduct the umpiring properly. Now we have set up cameras in the field. Our board president always wants to see the league completed properly. We will always try to sustain good quality of umpiring,” he concluded.

ODI captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza has been retained by Abahani Limited. 

Opener Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim will not participate in the premier league as they will concentrate on their fitness ahead of the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. 

National team head coach Steve Rhodes suggested enough resting time for every player who are participating in the New Zealand series. 

Among the national players Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Liton Kumar Das, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Taijul Islam, Mominul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Nayeem Hasan, Abu Jayed Rahi and Khaled Ahmed will be available for playing in the DPL after March 22. 

All-rounder Shakib al Hasan is injured and has already been ruled out of the New Zealand series. 

He was not included in the DPL players’ draft as well. 

His participation in the tournament is unlikely.  

DPL Squads after players’ draft 

Abahani Limited: Mashrafe bin Mortaza, Mosaddek Hossain, Nazmul Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Jahurul Islam, Delwar Hossain, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Tipu Sultan, Mohammad Mithun and Saifuddin 

Retained players: Mashrafe bin Mortaza, Mosaddek Hossain and Nazmul Hossain

Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited: Ziaur Rahman, Nurul Hasan, Tanvir Haider, Nasir Hossain, Mohammad Elias, Shahidul Islam, Imtiaz Hossain, Taijul Islam, Fardeen Hasan, Mahmudullah, Enamul Haque, Salahuddin Shakil, Rakin Ahmed, Khaled Ahmed and Minhajul Abedin Afridi

Retained players: Ziaur Rahman, Nurul Hasan and Tanvir Haider

Legends of Rupganj: Naeem Islam, Nayeem Sheikh, Asif Hasan, Mominul Haque, Jaker Ali, Mohammad Shahid, Shahriar Nafees, Nabil Samad, Asif Ahmed, Azmir Ahmed, Subashish Roy, Muktar Ali, Minhazur Rahman, Salahuddin Pappu

Retained players: Naeem Islam, Nayeem Sheikh and Asif Hasan

Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club: Farhad Reza, Arafat Sunny, Marshal Ayub, Taibur Rahman, Saif Hasan, Saikat Ali, Mahmudul Hasan, Abu Jayed, Jashimuddin, Enamul Haque Jr, Farhad Hosssain and Arafat Sunny Jr 

Retained players: Farhad Reza, Arafat Sunny and Marshal Ayub

Khelaghar Samaj Kalyan Samity: Robiul Islam, Tanvir Islam, Mahidul Ankon, Tanvir Islam, Robiul Haque, Mainul Islam, Amit Majumder, Masum Khan, Rafsan al Mahmud, Nazimuddin and Abdul Halim

Retained players: Robiul Islam, Tanvir Islam and Mahidul Ankon

Gazi Group Cricketers: Imrul Kayes, Abu Haider, Mehedi Hasan, Rony Talukdar, Shamsur Rahman, Mosharraf Hossain, Kamrul Rabbi, Al Amin Hossain, Raihan Uddin, Shamsur Islam, Mahedi Hasan, Tasamul Haque and Waliul Karim

Retained players: Imrul Kayes, Abu Haider and Mehedi Hasan

Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited: Rakibul Hasan, Anik Islam, Irfan Sukkur, Abdul Mazid, Shafiul Islam, Nihaduzzaman, Nadif Chowdhury, Sohag Gazi, Avishek Mitra, Liton Das, Alauddin Babu, Rahatul Ferdous, Mohammad Ashraful, Mohammad Azim and Nuruzzaman

Retained players: Rakibul Hasan, Anik Islam and Irfan Sukkur

Prime Bank Cricket Club: Ariful Haque, Zakir Hasan, Al Amin, Anamul Bijoy, Alok Kapali, Abdur Razzak, Nahidul Islam, Mohor Sheikh, Al Amin Hossain, Monir Hossain, Salman Hossain, Nayeem Hasan, Nazmul Hossain, Nur Alam and Imran Ali

Retained players: Ariful Haque, Zakir Hasan and Al Amin

Shinepukur: Shuvagata Hom, Afif Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Soumya Sarkar, Sohrawardi Shuvo, Dhiman Ghosh, Shariful Islam, Mohammad Rakib, Sabbir Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman and Shadman Islam

Retained players: Shuvagata Hom, Afif Hossain and Towhid Hridoy

Brothers Union: Junaid Siddique, Yasir Ali, Mizanur Rahman, Fazle Rabbi, Sharifullah, Nayeem Islam Jr, Ebadat Hossain, Hamidul Islam, Ashikuzzaman and Habibur Rahman

Retained players: Junaid Siddique, Yasir Ali and Mizanur Rahman

Uttara Sporting: Nazmul Islam, Sabbir Rahman, Sanjamul Islam, Tanzid Hasan, Minhaz Khan, Shakir Hossain, Sajjad Hossain, Jahangir Alam, Sheikh Humayun and Mohainul Khan

Retained players: Nazmul Islam, Sabbir Rahman and Sanjamul Islam

BKSP: Shamim Patwari, Akbar Ali, Parvez Emon, Mahmud Hasan, Mukidul Islam, Sumon Khan, Aminul Islam, Ratul Khan, Hasan Murad and Nawshad Iqbal

Retained players: Shamim Patwari, Akbar Ali and Parvez Emon

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