'No BPL in 2020'

Sports Desk
12 October 2020, Mon
Published: 06:01

'No BPL in 2020'

There will be no Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) this year due to the circumstances created by the Covid-19 pandemic, said Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan.

Everything is depending on the situation we are going through. There will be no BPL this year because BPL requires the inclusion of the foreign cricketers which is tough now due to the Covid-19 situation. 

At the same time, we need to ensure a better production system. If we can manage these, there will be no problem (to host BPL), but the things are bigger here. So we have no BPL in our sight, Nazmul told the media on Sunday.

I think hosting an event like BPL will not be easy for us in Bangladesh. We know that most of the franchisees have to tackle many problems to run a team of BPL. 

And the bio-secure bubble which has been put in place in England and UAE (for IPL) is not possible in Bangladesh. I think it’s not possible for our franchisees to spend that much money to secure a high-quality bio-secure bubble for the teams, Nazmul added.