First time BPL trophy manufactured in Bangladesh!
CRICDOT DESK : The stage is ready for the final of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Fortune Barisal and Comilla Victorians will face each other in the title fight on February 17 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. The day before, there was a photo session with the captains of the two teams. But the photo session episode was not completed as Shakib Al Hasan was absent due to stomach ailment.
Barisal vice-captain Nurul Hasan Sohan took part in a photo session with Comilla captain Imrul Kayes at the Mirpur Stadium. In the hope of winning the trophy, the sleep of the two teams is forbidden, the photo session was organized the day before, this time the trophy has been made in the country.
The BPL trophy was made in the country for the first time. The trophies for the previous seven editions of the domestic T20 have been brought from England. London’s famous ‘Inkerman’ has created trophies for previous BPL events. The company produces English Premier League trophies.
The BCB commissioned them to make the trophy on the advice of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The plan was the same again. But this time it was not possible due to Corona situation. This time BCB has made a trophy with a top domestic organization. Previous designs have been kept, made in gold plating.
Although there was apparently no complication in making the trophy, a BPL official did not want to talk. He said on condition of anonymity that the previous trophies were quite expensive. Made at 10-15 lakh rupees. Made from England. This time we did not get that opportunity. Our plan was to have a photo session with all the teams before the start of the tournament. That’s why I didn’t order in England then, they couldn’t deliver on time. That’s why we decided to make it locally. ‘
The official said that this time the cost of making the trophy has been reduced by the BCB. The BCB spent 15-16 lakh rupees to make the 2019 BPL trophy. This time the cost has come down a lot as it is made in Bangladesh. This time the trophy has been made for 4 lakh rupees. However, despite the reduction in cost, the trophy has improved a lot in terms of quality, he said.
He said, ‘It is made by the artisans of Bangladesh. About four and a half lakh rupees has been spent. We have gold plating to keep the trophy look. We have tried to make the best trophy in the technology of Bangladesh. Better a poor horse than no horse at all. We are satisfied with the trophy.