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BPL to resume on March 16

Update : 09 Mar 2014, 03:47 PM

The crucial Bangladesh Premier League match between defending champions Sheikh Russell and Sheikh Jamal will be held on March 16, it was decided in a meeting of the Bangladesh Football Federation’s Professional League Committee yesterday.

The committee decided to resume the league on the very next day after BFF gets possession of the Bangabandhu National Stadium. BFF is poised to get back the big bowl on March 15 after the completion of ICC World Twenty20 celebration concert organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board.

Sheikh Jamal, who flew to Kolkata to play in the IFA Shield where they finished runners-up, will also play Uttar Baridhara on March 19 to complete their BPL first phase campaign.

The second transfer window of the top flight league will start form March 20 and will be open until April 5.

The signing ceremony of the Independence Day Football, which is scheduled to begin from March 20, will take place on March 5 though BFF did not disclose the sponsor’s name before the draw of the tournament on March 17. However, the date of the final will be decided later as it is will be held after the final of the ICC World Twenty20 cricket on April 6.

Meanwhile the meeting also decided to send the case of Sheikh Russell coach Maruful Haque to the Disciplinary Committee of the BFF. Maruf a few days ago slammed the BFF for postponing the scheduled tie with Sheikh Jamal on February 28. He said the federation is biased towards the defending champions Jamal. On this account, the Professional League Committee sent a show-cause letter to Maruf on March 2 asking him explanation within three days. Maruf sought apology regarding the matter after which the committee sent the case to the Disciplinary Committee for final decision.  

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