In preparation for the upcoming Test series against Pakistan and Zimbabwe, BCB decided to host the BPL from January 31.
Originally, the Dhaka Premier League was set to take place at the end of this month, however, was replaced by the Bangladesh Cricket League.
Yesterday, the game development chairman of the BCB, Khaled Mahmud, shared that the decision to host the BCL at the end of the month was due to the team’s lack of preparation for Tests.
Recently, Bangladesh finished the T20 format and playing the 50-over format won’t be beneficial for the Test matches against both Pakistan and Zimbabwe.
Prime Bank is one of the franchises in the BCL and has pulled out due to the lack of mileage from the tournament.
Mahmud said, ‘I think it important for Bangladesh to do well (in the two Tests in Pakistan) and we have one Test match against Zimbabwe as well, and I think if the boys can play in this (longer-version) format than it will be good for them’.
Bangladesh Cricket League is a first-class cricket tournament. The first edition of the tournament happened in 2012. There are a total of four participating zonal teams which are Central Zone, South Zone, East Zone and North Zone. The current champion of the league, having a total of four titles is the South Zone.
Other than the Bangladesh Cricket League, BCB also hosts the Bangladesh Premier League which is the most prestigious cricket league in the country.
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