BPL names seven franchisees for the next three editions

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 Governing Council has asked seven companies to complete the process of acquiring franchise ownership for the next three (9th, 10th and 11th) editions of the league on Sunday, according to a press release from the Bangladesh Cricket Board. Although there were rumours, two of the … Read more

Comilla win hat-trick BPL title

Comilla Victorians won their hat-trick title in the Bangladesh Premier League with a one-run win in a thrilling final against Fortune Barishal at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Friday.
Defending ten runs off the last over and three off the last ball, Comilla’s pacer Shohidul Islam pulled off a successful one as Barishal were restricted at 150 for eight after 20 overs while

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Dhaka concede big loss to Sylhet

Mashrafe bin Murtaza returned to the field after a long absence with BPL. However, his return was not pleasant. Mashrafe’s team Minister Group Dhaka has conceded a big loss of 7 wickets against Sylhet Sunrisers in their BPL fixture in Mirpur on Tuesday. This is Dhaka’s third loss in four matches in the current edition. And Sylhet’s first win in two matches

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Mahmudullah, Russell end Dhaka’s losing streak

Mahmudullah played a captain’s knock while Andre Russell played a whirlwind innings to guide Minister Group Dhaka to a four-wicket win over Fortune Barishal at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Monday, their first win in the eighth Bangladesh Premier League after two defeats.
Mahmudullah made a run-a-ball 47 while Russell smashed an

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Comilla edge past Sylhet in a low-scoring encounter

Star studded Comilla Victorians barely edged past Sylhet Sunrisers in a low-scoring encounter, winning by two wickets while chasing 97 runs in both sides opening match in the Bangladesh Premier League on Saturday.
The Sylhet bowlers forced Comilla to bat till 18.4 overs to chase the puny target on an exceedingly slow track at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium

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Khulna win high-scoring contest against Dhaka

Rony Talukdar’s brilliant half-century and two bludgeoning knocks from Andre Fletcher and Thisara Perera at either ends of the innings catapulted Khulna Tigers to a five-wicket win over Minister Group Dhaka in the evening match on the opening day of the eighth Bangladesh Premier League on Friday.
Rony made 61 off 42 balls, Fletcher struck 45 off just 23 balls and Perera laid the

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Fortune Barishal win BPL opener

Shykat Ali set up the chase and Ziaur Rahman completed it for Fortune Barishal as they defeated Chattogram Challengers by four wickets in the opening match of the eighth Bangladesh Premier League at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Friday.
Shykat made 39 off 35 balls while Ziaur struck two fours and a six to make 19 not out off

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Fresh controversy hits BPL

The new edition of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament stroked its first controversy when authorities allowed the franchises to hire some international cricketers beyond the official process.
The BPL governing council on Wednesday named 122 local and 196 international cricketers, who will be picked by six franchises through a recruitment process

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Only two franchises clear BPL dues

Only two old franchises of the Bangladesh Premier League — Rangpur Riders and Sylhet Royals — have cleared their dues within the stipulated time, said an official on Thursday.
The payment deadline ended on Thursday, but BPL governing council chairman Afzalur Rahman Sinha said his committee did not receive any positive response

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BCB’s battle with BPL teams rages on

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is divided into two camps over giving the old franchises of the Bangladesh Premier League another chance provided they clear their dues.
BCB officials said apart from Dhaka Gladiators and Khulna Royal Bengals the owners of all other franchises have contacted with them

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BPL set to become a larger affair

Bangladesh Cricket Board is mulling the option of increasing the number of franchises at the Bangladesh Premier League because of wide interest, said BCB president Nazmul Hasan on Saturday.
According to BCB insiders, BPL is likely to be an eight-team affair, as Rangpur cleared their dues while Sylhet is on their way to clear it by August 27,

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BPL bidders told to give pay-order by Aug 30

Companies that have submitted Expression of Interest to own a franchise of the Bangladesh Premier League have been asked to submit their pay-order and bank guarantee by August 30, said the Bangladesh Cricket Board officials on Thursday. The BCB on August 18 announced that 11 companies have shown their interest to own a franchise of BPL, which will be

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Bid for BPL teams lures 11 cos

A total of 11 new companies have submitted their bid to own a franchise of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament, said Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday.
The BCB said they will now evaluate the bids before selecting five to seven teams for the tournament, which will be resumed in November after two years.

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Lukewarm response in BPL bidding

The Bangladesh Cricket Board so far received a lukewarm response from the potential bidders of new Bangladesh Premier League franchise as only two corporate houses have submitted their expression of interest. The bidding will be completed for six new franchises and the BCB expects to get multiple bidding on the final day. Sources inside the BCB said

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Complete overhaul of BPL planned

Bangladesh Cricket Board is planning to introduce the ‘players by choice’ system for the upcoming third edition of Bangladesh Premier League instead of traditional players’ auction, officials said on Sunday. The new edition of BPL is scheduled to be held from November 22 to December 15 after two years gap. The BCB also planned to make it a six-team affair and has invited

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Rain washes away BPL matches

Due to heavy downpour the two matches of the Bangladesh Premier League were abandoned on Friday. The first match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium between Mohammedan Sporting Club and Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society started at 4:45pm but it was stopped after just seven minutes. The surface became so unplayable that match couldn’t be resumed.

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BPL recommences in December

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday said that it will resume the scandal-hit Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament in December this year. BPL was marred by allegations of match-fixing and non-payment of local and international players and was postponed just after its second season in 2013. Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful, Sri Lankan

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