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BPL 2022 and Struggles of BPL in 8 years!

CRICDOT DESK : The eighth edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is knocking on the door. Fighting will start from January 21. The Players’ Draft was held on Monday (December 26) before the playground. The participating BPL franchises have arranged their favorite squads from 203 local and 435 foreign cricketers.

Before the Players’ Draft for the eighth edition of the BPL, the franchises had the opportunity to field one local and three foreign cricketers. Taking advantage of that opportunity, each team has taken the star of their choice. The team got four of the eight highest paid domestic cricketers in the ‘A’ category before the draft. That is why two cricketers who did not get a team – Tamim Iqbal and Mashrafe Mortaza are going to get in the players draft.


As per the rules, Sylhet, Khulna, Barisal and Comilla have fielded a maximum of 4 cricketers. Besides, Chittagong has included 3 cricketers in the team. Dhaka has selected Mahmudullah Riyadh, the captain of Bangladesh T20 team, as the only cricketer.



Sylhet Sunrisers

Direct contracts: Taskin Ahmed, Dinesh Chandimal (Sri Lanka), Kesrik Williams (West Indies), Colin Ingram (South Africa).

From the draft: Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mohammad Mithun, Al Amin Hossain, Nazmul Islam Apu, Ravi Bopara (England), Angelo Perera (Sri Lanka), Enamul Haque Vijay, Sohag Gazi, Alok Kapali, Muktar Ali, Siraj Ahmed (UAE) , Mizanur Rahman, Nadif Chowdhury, Jubayer Hossain Likhan, Shafiul Hayat Hridoy.




Direct contracts: Mahmudullah Riyadh, Isuru Udana (Sri Lanka), Kais Ahmed (Afghanistan), Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan).

From the draft: Tamim Iqbal, Rubel Hossain, Mashrafe Bin Murtaza, Shubhagat Hom Chowdhury, Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan), Fazal Haque Farooqui (Afghanistan), Naeem Sheikh, Arafat Sunny, Imran Uz Zaman, Shafiul Islam, Zahurul Islam, Shamsur Rahman Hossain.



Chittagong Challengers

Direct contracts: Nasum Ahmed, Benny Howell (England), Kenner Lewis (West Indies), Will Jacques (England).

From Draft:  Shariful Islam, Afif Hossain Dhruv, Shamim Hossain Patwari, Mukidul Islam Mughdh, Chadwick Walton (West Indies), Rayad Emeritt (West Indies), Rezaur Rahman Raja, Sabbir Rahman, Mrityunjay Chowdhury, Mehedi Hasan Miraj, Akbar Ali, Naeem Islam.



Fortune Barisal

Direct contracts:  Shakib Al Hasan, Mujib Ur Rahman (Afghanistan), Danushka Gunathilaka (Sri Lanka), Chris Gayle (West Indies).

From the draft: Kazi Nurul Hasan Sohan, Nazmul Hossain Shant, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Fazle Mahmud Rabbi, Obed McCoy (West Indies), Aljari Joseph (West Indies), Touhid Hridoy, Ziaur Rahman, Shafiqul Islam, Saikat Ali, Niroshan Dikvela ( ), Naeem Hasan, Taizul Islam, Salman Hossain Emon, Irfan Shukkur and Sanjamul Islam.



Khulna Tigers

Direct deals: Mushfiqur Rahim, Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka), Vanuka Rajapakse (Sri Lanka), Navin ul Haq (Afghanistan).
From the draft:  Sheikh Mehdi Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Yasir Ali Chowdhury Rabbi, Sekuge Prasanna (Sri Lanka), Sikander Raja (Zimbabwe), Farhad Reza, Roni Talukder, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Jaker Ali Anik, Nabil Samad.


Comilla Victorians

Direct contracts: Mustafizur Rahman, Faf du Plessis (South Africa), Moin Ali (England), Sunil Narine (West Indies).

From Draft:  Liton Das, Shahidul Islam, Imrul Kayes, Tanvir Islam, Kushal Mendis (Sri Lanka), Ocean Thomas (West Indies), Ariful Haque, Nahidul Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Sumon Khan, Muminul Haque, Mahidul Islam Drawing, Parvez Hossain Emon, Abu Haider Rony, Mehedi Hasan.


At a glance the beginning and end of the BPL Players Draft

♦ Domestic players: 203

♦Total foreign players: 435

♦Participating team: 6

♦Minimum number of domestic players in the squad: 10

♦Highest domestic player in the squad: 14

♦Minimum foreign players in the squad: 3 in the squad

♦Highest foreign players: 6



BPL means Bangladesh Premier League. The ‘cup’ was given across with it probably to give a push, just to say BPL that doesn’t come. Saying ‘BPL Cup’ is like a struggle now. So that ‘BPL Cup’ is over again and in the meantime a little push has started. Controversy every time as This is what happened with the Dhaka franchise. But even after the name of the owner of the franchise was announced earlier, it was informed the very next day that their ownership has been canceled! The owner could not pay the participation fee on time. Facebook is very busy with this. But we say it’s a sign of improvement!

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It could be like that the BCB gave them ownership of Dhaka without any participation fee. Later, in the middle of BPL, something confidential was leaked. Or the team wins the game without fulfilling the paperwork and advanced to the semifinals. But there was someone influential in the semi-final. Yes, the night before the match, the cat came out of the bag and started meowing. Get out of their semifinals! The team of Mahmudullah, Mostafiz, Taskin including Shakib-Mushfiq was already been fixed. The fate of the rest will be decided in today’s draft
The team of Mahmudullah, Mostafiz, Taskin including Shakib-Mushfiq was already been fixed.

Money transactions in BPL have always been a source of discussion. Franchise cricket is all about money. The same goes for BPL, but here the jingle comes more from the negative discussion.

Consider the bank guarantee. This is a matter that often becomes a mirage in the activities of the BPL Governing Council. This is there, this is not. Once an organization got the broadcasting rights of BPL. As per the rules, they gave bank guarantee to BCB.

Later, when the company started making excuses for the money, it was found that the bank guarantee check was not in the drawer of BCB! Where did Rob go around? It was later found out that the then BPL Governing Council had returned the check to the organization without anyone noticing.

This time BPL is starting with ‘double debate’. Speaking of the Dhaka franchise, there has been a problem with the list of players in the draft. Players draft this afternoon, but the list of players for the draft was not released until last night! It was released this morning.

Therefore, it can be assumed that this BPLO will show many more dramas while keeping the ‘continuity’ intact. In fact, there is nothing to say in BPL. Some of them are left behind, which is done later, understanding the opportunity and the situation. For this reason, if you want BPL, you can also say ‘Baki Premier League’.

‘Rest’ and ‘arrears’ are synonyms. In the beginning, BPL got the name ‘Outstanding Premier League’ from many people. Domestic players brought justice to the BCB, “Our money is owed by the franchisees!” The foreign players said in an interview, “Our money is also in arrears.” This is how the Bangladesh Premier League is going on. Or ‘Bangladesh Problem League?’

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The first edition of the BPL was held on the field in February 2012, and from the very beginning this issue has been surrounded by ‘Problem’ and ‘Problem’. There is a ‘problem’ with the franchise, a ‘problem’ with the owner of the franchise, a ‘problem’ with the bylaws of the tournament, a ‘problem’ with the players.

Attempts have been made to create ‘problem’ in BPL from outside the country as well. A former ICC chief once pressured the BCB to close the BPL, fearing that the market for his country’s franchise tournament would shrink. But to no avail, he received a stern response from former BCB president and current finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal.

The idea of ​​BPL in the form of IPL is basically Mustafa Kamal’s ‘Brain Child’. After that BCB could not even field any new regular tournament. The BPL is also running with problems and debates. The BCB claims that the BPL is one of the world’s franchise leagues after the IPL. However, many franchise leagues started after BPL are now better organized than BPL.

This is the eighth edition of the BPL tournament. But till today BPL has not got any strong financial structure. Everything from franchise deals to player buying and selling, tournament rules and regulations should be run with care and patronage. There is no clear idea about the financial gains and losses of BCB from BPL.

Irregularities and biased behavior go hand in hand with BPL. There are two types of franchise owners. BCB near owner and far owner. Strict rules for distant owners may not be the norm for near owners. ‘Power Heating’ and ‘Power Play’ are also seen off the field in the BPL.

An incident in the first BPL. After coming to the semi-finals of the tournament, the controversy started with Byles. Byzantium had a rule from the start of the tournament, after reaching the semi-finals they were told, ‘No, no, this is not the rule. That’s the rule! ’Clearly that was to benefit a particular team.

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The next BPL is the spot-fixing scandal. That is a black chapter in the history of cricket in Bangladesh. But the culprits have been punished, that’s a good thing. Apparently the BPL has managed to stay tough at least in this place so far.

Once again, before the start of the tournament, a player has received an offer from the gamblers to play nine-six. However, he immediately informed the BCB’s anti-corruption department.

But who will watch the ridiculous and shameful incidents that take place in every event of BPL organization? As long as the BPL does not have a definite form as a franchise league, the Bangladesh Premier League will actually be the ‘Bangladesh Problem League.’

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