BPL 2022 to start on January 21...

BPL 2022 to start on January 21

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:25 PM, 23 December 2021   Updated: 04:26 PM, 23 December 2021

BPL 2022 to start on January 21; File Photo

BPL 2022 to start on January 21; File Photo

The Bangladesh Cricket Board announced on Wednesday (December 22) night that the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 2022 will start on 21 January.

BCB had finalized the six teams earlier. The six teams are - Barishal (Fortune Shoes Limited), Chattogram (Delta Sports Limited-Akhtar Group), Cumilla (Comilla Legends Limited), Dhaka (Rupa Fabrics Ltd & Marn Steel Ltd (Consortium), Khulna (Mind Tree Ltd), Sylhet (Pragoti Green Auto Rice Mills Ltd).

Dhaka, Chattogram, and Sylhet will be the host venues for the 36-match six-team event that will be played in double round-robin league format followed by three play-offs and a final.

The final of the tournament is scheduled to be held on February 18.

The Player Draft of BPL 2022 will be held at Radisson Blu Water Garden, Dhaka on December 27. Each team is allowed to include three overseas players in the XI for a match. A team can recruit one local player from any category as a direct signing prior to the Player Draft.

A team will be entitled to register a minimum of ten and a maximum of fourteen local players. Except for the one direct signing, all other local players must be obtained from the Player Draft.

The number of registered Bangladeshi players for each team cannot exceed fourteen at any point during the tournament. The champions will earn Tk 1 Crore while the runners-up will get Tk 50 Lakh.

BPL governing council member secretary Ismail Haider Mallik said on Wednesday that they will speak with the respective franchises so that the national team players are compensated if they miss one or two matches as they are expected to be on a break after the tour of New Zealand.

"We will talk with the franchises so that if they miss a couple of matches they will be compensated and I don't think it will be a problem," he said.

Meanwhile, the BPL governing council also expressed their unwillingness to hold the opening concert before the tournament considering the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Fee cap for local players

A category (BDT 70 Lakh), B category (BDT 35 Lakh), C category (BDT 25 Lakh), D category (BDT 18 Lakh), E category (BDT 12 Lakh) and F category (BDT 05 Lakh).

Fee cap for foreign players

A category (US$ 75K), B category (US$ 50K), C category (US$ 40K), D category (US$ 30K), E category (US$ 20K).