Amir among Pakistanis listed for BPL

Fast bowler Mohammad Amir, who served out a five-year ban for his part in spot-fixing scandal, is among 51 Pakistani cricketers listed for the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament, said an official on Friday. Amir completed his ban in September and has already made a return to competitive cricket, taking 27 wickets in last

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BCB starts clearing dues

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Sunday started clearing the dues of players for their participation in the Bangladesh Premier League domestic Twenty20 competition.
The BCB disbursed Tk 2.20 crore among 65 cricketers who had remained unpaid or partially paid after the second edition of BPL. The BCB, who were the guarantor

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Doping rules set for domestic debut

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is all set to introduce domestic anti-doping code in the upcoming edition of Bangladesh Premier League, bringing all local players under its purview for the first time in a bid to create a doping free environment in domestic cricket. The domestic anti-doping code’s amended version will be placed in the next board meeting for approval

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Only two franchises clear BPL dues

Only two old franchises of the Bangladesh Premier League — Rangpur Riders and Sylhet Royals — have cleared their dues within the stipulated time, said an official on Thursday.
The payment deadline ended on Thursday, but BPL governing council chairman Afzalur Rahman Sinha said his committee did not receive any positive response

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BCB’s battle with BPL teams rages on

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is divided into two camps over giving the old franchises of the Bangladesh Premier League another chance provided they clear their dues.
BCB officials said apart from Dhaka Gladiators and Khulna Royal Bengals the owners of all other franchises have contacted with them

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Jamal look for more success

Bangladesh Premier League champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club promised to retain their squad that gave phenomenal success domestically and internationally as the club eye more glory during the forthcoming season. In addition to winning the domestic league title, Jamal also qualified for the AFC Cup play-offs which earned them plaudits from many corners

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BPL set to become a larger affair

Bangladesh Cricket Board is mulling the option of increasing the number of franchises at the Bangladesh Premier League because of wide interest, said BCB president Nazmul Hasan on Saturday.
According to BCB insiders, BPL is likely to be an eight-team affair, as Rangpur cleared their dues while Sylhet is on their way to clear it by August 27,

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Jamal end season on a high

The curtain of the eighth Bangladesh Premier League fell on Saturday with champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club defeating Abahnai Limited by 2-1 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
Jamal came from a goal behind to earn all three points and amassed 51 points from their slotted 20 matches. Nasirul Islam Nasir put Abahani ahead

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BPL bidders told to give pay-order by Aug 30

Companies that have submitted Expression of Interest to own a franchise of the Bangladesh Premier League have been asked to submit their pay-order and bank guarantee by August 30, said the Bangladesh Cricket Board officials on Thursday. The BCB on August 18 announced that 11 companies have shown their interest to own a franchise of BPL, which will be

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Bid for BPL teams lures 11 cos

A total of 11 new companies have submitted their bid to own a franchise of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament, said Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday.
The BCB said they will now evaluate the bids before selecting five to seven teams for the tournament, which will be resumed in November after two years.

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Russell finish as runners-up

Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra emerged as the runners-up of the Bangladesh Premier League after their thumping 4-0 win over Rahmatganj MFS in their final game of the league at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday.
The other match of the day between arch-rivals Mohammedan Sporting Club and Abahani Limited ended in a goalless draw at the same venue.

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Lukewarm response in BPL bidding

The Bangladesh Cricket Board so far received a lukewarm response from the potential bidders of new Bangladesh Premier League franchise as only two corporate houses have submitted their expression of interest. The bidding will be completed for six new franchises and the BCB expects to get multiple bidding on the final day. Sources inside the BCB said

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Ctg Abahani stun Brothers

Chittagong Abahani ended their Bangladesh Premier League campaign with a stunning 1-0 win over fourth placed Brothers Union at the MA Aziz Stadium on Friday.
Chowmrin Rakhain scored the all important goal in the 26th minute to give the home side only their third win of the league as the side finished with 16 points.

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MSC stay in runners-up race

Mohammedan SC kept their hopes alive to secure the runners-up spot of the Bangladesh Premier League with a 1-0 win over Rahmatganj MFS at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday.
Sheikh Russell KC on the other hand, squandered a great opportunity to seal the second position with a game in hand after playing a goalless draw

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Simon brace gives BU easy win

Nigerian forward Ezeodika Simon struck twice in the second half as Brothers Union beat Feni Soccer Club 2-0 in their penultimate match of the Bangladesh Premier League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Monday. The win, Brothers’ 10th in the league, put the Gopibagh outfit third in the points table with 35 points from 19 matches, one ahead of Mohammedan SC

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