T20 tournament likely to be held without foreign players...

Dhaka, Friday   27 November 2020

T20 tournament likely to be held without foreign players

 Sports Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:59 PM, 19 October 2020  

Khaled Mahmud Sujon

Khaled Mahmud Sujon

The T20 tournament organized by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is likely to be held without foreign players in November as BCB cannot find any foreign players for the tournament.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is committed to hosting the T20 tournament in November to prepare international cricketers.

The BCB though found some foreign players; they didn’t think they would be included in the tournament. Previously the BCB was finding foreign players whose star image is bigger than the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, or Mahmudullah Riyad.

BCB game development chairman Khaled Mahmud Sujon said, “We want superstars to come. We will not consider any player of lower quality than our top cricketers like Shakib, Tamim, Mushfiqur.”

Honestly, we haven’t got the names of any big stars yet. If we don’t get it, we will host the tournament with local players. If we can pick an icon player of the same quality who can inspire the team, we can think about it, he added.

Sujon said, “We don’t know whether it will be a Corporate League but we’ll organize a T20 tournament, it is for sure. The BCB president is taking care of this tournament. Nothing has been finalized yet like how many teams will play and others. In fact, we’ll know about it fully by next week.”