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BPL 2024 Scheduling Woes: BCB Struggles to Secure Dates for Bangladesh Premier League

Because to the forthcoming general election, Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hasan expressed worries about conducting the next edition of the Bangladesh Premier League, the country’s lone franchise-based T20 event, on schedule.

The BCB announced the seven teams for the next BPL cycle while also confirming the tournament dates: BPL 2023 from January 6 to February 16, BPL 2024 from January 6 to February 17, and BPL 2025 from January 1 to February 11.

However, BCB officials said that the dates of the BPL may have to be changed since they overlapped with leagues like the SA20, Australia’s Big Bash, and the UAE’s ILT20, making it impossible for teams to get known players of the shortest format to participate in their event.

Nazmul said that they are now having difficulty obtaining a slot for the next BPL owing to the upcoming general elections, which are expected to take place in January 2024, and that they would have to play BPL in two parts due to security concerns.

“We are not receiving a berth for the next BPL, and bringing one out is extremely difficult. We have one, but there may be a need for a gap if there is a general election and security people are required “On Monday, Nazmul told reporters at the Sylhet International Stadium.

Nazmul also said that their new head coach would be named before February 20. Bangladesh are set to begin their next international assignment against England on March 1, when it will play three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals.

Before the series begins, BCB must identify their new head coach, a post that has been empty since Russell Domingo departed the job in the middle of the season.

Nazmul further said that he is satisfied with Sylhet’s amenities and that a BCB academy location has been identified.

Following the press conference, Nazmul held a lengthy discussion with Shakib al Hasan, the Test and T20I captain, in the SICS’s President’s box.