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Governing Council mulls on returning players’ auction in BPL

  • Published at 09:51 pm August 19th, 2019

The BPL GC and the franchises amid disagreements over the tournament policies are in race against time

Bangladesh Premier League T20 Governing Council said it looks forward to reach common ground with the franchises and set the regulations of the tournament by mid September this year while the players’ draft will be held in mid of October. GC members told to media after a meeting with some franchises on Monday at Mirpur. 

The BPL GC and the franchises amid disagreements over the tournament policies are in race against time. The seventh of BPL T20 is set to take stage from December 6 but the stake holders are yet to resolve the policies.

The BPL GC on Monday in order to reach its intention of starting a fresh cycle for the next for season of the tournament, met representatives from Dhaka Dynamites, Khulna Titans and Rajshahi Kings. The three franchises shared their views and suggestions based on which the BPL GC will decide the best policies for the tournament.

Amongst the fresh policies, the BPL GC is mulling to have players’ auction in place of draft. The first two seasons of the tournament had seen players’ auction but the system had loop holes and thus was sidelined.

“We will have the players’ auction or draft in mid October. This will get the teams around one and half months to prepare for the tournament. We met three teams today [Monday] and they are hopeful of getting prepared within this one and half month. We will soon have the procedure of agreement renewal with them,” said BCB director Mahbub Anam to the reporters at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday.

Mahbub informed the BPL GC is yet to reach a decision over the players’ retention or signing policy for the next four seasons. The BPL franchises were left upset as the BPL GC cam in opinion of having fresh regulations for the next four-year cycle.

“We are planning to have players’ auction instead of players’ draft, starting afresh. But we are yet to make a final decision on this and also on players’ retention policies. Decision from the BPL GC will be informed accordingly,” said Mahbub who has been playing the role of BPL Players’ Draft commissioner for past three seasons.