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Chattogram to face Barishal in BPL opener

BBPL T20 2022 begins on January 21

Update : 15 Feb 2022, 05:29 PM

The eighth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 is all set to begin on January 21. 

Bangladesh Cricket Board Wednesday announced the fixture containing 34 matches, including the final, over a window of 30 days.

On the opening day, a youthful Chattogram Challengers will lock horns with Shakib al Hasan's Fortune Barishal in the first game of the day at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.

In the second game, Mushfiqur Rahim-led Khulna Tigers will take on Minister Group Dhaka, a team heavily experienced with Mashrafe bin Mortaza, Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah in leading roles.

The tournament, a special edition to mark the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be held in five phases.

Following the first phase in Dhaka, the teams will move to port city Chittagong for eight matches between January 28 to February 1.

The sides will then come back to the capital city for phase three comprising four matches on February 3 and 4, before traveling to Sylhet for phase four.

Six games will be played in Sylhet from February 7 to 9 before the six-team tournament returns to Dhaka for the final phase.

Following four league stage matches, the eliminator and first qualifier will be played on February 14.

The second qualifier will be held on February 16 followed by the final on Friday, February 18.

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