Bangladesh Premier League -2016 – BPL season 4
When the name Premier League touches our ears, we all get eager to watch it and are waiting with eyes wide open for the league to begin. We all may be now hearing this word BPL (Bangladesh Premier League) which will be the 4th season of this league.
BPL is the top Bangladesh franchise professional league for 20-20 cricket clubs. It will be conducted by Bangladesh Cricket Board and will have seven teams. Black Caps New Zealand will visit Bangladesh in middle of December 2016. Organizers will have enough time to organize the event.
BPL Start Date; Teams & News:
The fourth edition of this league is scheduled to begin from 4th Nov 2016 to 9th December 2016. In this league, two new teams Khulna Titans and Rajshahi Kings will be in competition with each other with new ownerships.
This time Sylhet Super Stars franchise was eliminated from the league. According to Bangladesh Cricket Board; this team had breached franchisee agreements and hence was terminated due to disciplinary reasons. The player draft was conducted on 30th September.
Before this draft, seven clubs endorsed 38 foreign players to the contracts and every existing franchise was able to have two players from previous league. In total, 301 players participated in the draft; out of these 133 were local and 168 foreign players, 85 players were selected in the draft.
Players were transferred between the teams and this consisted of moves between Barisal Bulls Captain Mahmudullah Riyad to Khulna Titans, Chris Gayle shifted from Barisal Bulls to Chittagong Vikings and Shahid Afridi was signed as a team captain of Rangpur Riders from Sylhet Super Stars.
The players were chosen with lottery system among seven teams.
BPL 2016-17 fixtures:
Fixtures for this league are not released officially by Bangladesh Cricket Board however these are expected to announce by October 2016. This tournament will run till 35 days and some of the best cricketers will be easily attracted by this league.
The finals of this 20l6 Bangladesh Premier league will be held on 9th December 2016.
BPL 2016 Schedule:
The schedule is released one month before the tournament. Once it is released officially; it will be updated and made available on various sports sites. It is expected to be released in the month of October.
Bangladesh Premier League 2016 Team Squad:
The season will have in total seven teams for entertaining Bangladeshi cricket fans. Here is the complete squad of BPL 2016 teams:
– Comilla Victorians
– Barisal Bulls
– Rangpur Riders
– Dhaka Dynamites
– Chittagong Vikings
– Khulna (TBA)
– Rajshahi (TBA)
Names of Team Members:
Comilla Victorians: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Nabil Samad, Mohammad Sharif, Jasim Uddin, Shoikat Ali, Jeson Holder, Mohammad-Al-Amin, Najmul Islam Shanto, Emad Wasim, Nuan Kulasekara, Khalid Latif, Tesara Perera
Dhaka Dynamites: Shakib Al Hasan(Icon), Dwayne Bravo, Rovi Bopara, Evin Lewis, Mehedi Maruf, Suhrawadi Shuvo, Mohammad Sharif, Tanveer Haider Khan, Imran Shukkur, Usama Mir, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jawabardane, Andre Russell.
Barisal Bulls: Mushfiqur Rahim (Icon), Taijul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Dilshan Munabera (SRI), Mohammad Nawaz (PAK A team), Kamrul Islam Rabbi (A team), Abu Haider Rony, Nadeef Chowdhury, Carlon Brathwaite, Mehedi Hasan,
BPL Live Score Update: The live score updates for this league will be available on espn.com; sportsind.com and more of such websites.
In previous league, players were divided into four categories. Players in category A got $70,000, that of category B received $50,000 and those in C & D received 40,000 and 30,000 dollars respectively. Fees for international players vary as per the team owners.
Bangladesh Premier League Venues:
This is expected to be held at four different venues of Bangladesh including Dhaka, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar and Khulna.
– Sher – e –Bangla National Cricket Stadium;
– Fatullah Khan Saheb Osman Ali
– Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium
– MA Aziz Stadium
– Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium
– Sylhet Divisional Stadium
So, what are you waiting for? Keep your eyes fixed to the calendar and wait for the dates to come, cricket fans will definitely be waiting for BPL to arrive. Finish of all your important tasks and then get set go…watch BPL without any worries.
Bangladesh Premier League is one of the most awaited cricket season and all Bangladeshis are ready to be entertained. If you have not made your mind yet, get ready; book your tickets now and be ready to encourage the champs who are working hard to play for you just to entertain you, the lovely audience of Bangladesh….!
Bangladesh Premier League 2016 Venues List !