BPL 2023, Bangladesh Premier League: Full Schedule, Teams, Franchises
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the seven franchises for the next edition of the Bangladesh Premier League. The BPL 2023 is scheduled to start on January 5, 2023 and will run until February 16, 2023.
In breathtaking news for all fans, reigning champions Rangpur will also be part of the thrilling event. The franchise is owned by the Basundhara Group.
Notably, BCB also claimed that all seven franchises will be present for a brief period of three years from the next edition. Interestingly, regular franchises Beximco Limited and Gemcon Group pulled out and showed no interest in owning a franchise in the future.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) had previously circulated the tender for the franchise rights of seven franchises for the period from 2023 to 25. The board has received bids i.e. Expressions of Interest (EOI) from nine parties, seven of which have secured the rights.
While the 2023 event will start on January 5, the 2024 edition is expected to start on January 5 and end on February 17 while the 2025 edition will start early on January 1 and the final will take place on February 11.
Due to existing covid restrictions, participation has been limited to local players for the past couple of years, but as the situation has now improved, we can expect international players to participate as well. The BPL Player Draft will likely be released on October 7 or 8
Notably, former Bangladeshi skipper Shakib-Al-Hasan had also submitted his bid to own a franchise under his Monarch Holdings label, but BCB rejected his plea due to statutory guidelines. Each BPL franchise pays BDT 1.5 crore fee to BCB. The BPL Organizing Committee is due to hold a meeting on September 26 to assess further action plans.
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Here are the seven franchises at BPL 2023:
Fortune Barishal Sports Ltd (Barishal), Mindtree Limited (Khulna), Progoti Green Auto Rice Mills Ltd (Dhaka), Future Sports Bangladesh Limited (Sylhet), Bashundhara Group Toggi Sports Limited (Rangpur), Delta Sports Ltd (Chattogram) Comilla Legends Limited (Comille).
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