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Dhaka, Wednesday   28 October 2020

BCB to resume cricket with domestic league

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:41 PM, 28 September 2020   Updated: 10:41 PM, 28 September 2020

BCB to resume cricket with domestic league

BCB to resume cricket with domestic league

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chalked out the plan to resume the domestic league after the postponement of Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka for a three-match Test series.

The board however is mulling as to how they could bring back domestic cricket, ensuring a health protocol in the aspect of COVID-19, BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon said.

He added that the concerned department was advised to set a guideline and proposal about the league.

“We will start a domestic cricket league and I asked them to make the offer and guideline. It is not a problem to start the game but we have asked them to suggest how we can handle the situation and keep the players safe,” Papon said here today.

He further said the 27 players with which the BCB started a skill camp will continue their practice and play a two-day and three-day match split into the two parts.

“While they will be in cricket, the concerned department will arrange a proposal to start a league. So far I understand that the league should be held in T20 format. I don’t know still with which league we will start domestic cricket but I can tell once the concerned department will hand over the proposal to me,” he added.

The BCB boss said there were several ideas with which they could start the league, amongst which there is a corporate league or a league which will be held with three teams—national team, HP and Under-19 team.

“The main point is that we want to involve maximum players in the league which we will start,” he pointed out.

“There are two parts to domestic cricket,” he said. “One is with 5-6 teams, if there are 6 teams, 90 players can play together. The more you play, the better. If we can organize a tournament for them; It could be a corporate league or a BCB team or whatever …. I’m thinking about it. I’m thinking again, maybe we would organize a tournament with the national team, HP and under-19 team which will be BCB sponsored. We will do one of these two. Discussions are going on and it will be T20 format what I understood,” he remarked.

Papon also talked about Dhaka Premier League (DPL) which was postponed after one round. He said the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM) was asked to prepare a guideline to how DPL could be resumed and which ground could be used to hold the matches of the league.

But he made it clear that the DPL will be a single league if it is held this season.

“We talked about the suspended league. It could be a single league. But we have to finish the league. And everyone is asked to prepare for next year’s league as soon as possible. If that is not possible then this year’s suspended league will be held. During this time we have to finish the first division, second division and third division and also the DPL.”