Bangladesh Premier League 2019 likely to miss star overseas players

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The sixth edition of Bangladesh Premier League might miss big overseas players with busy International schedule, as the upcoming edition is rescheduled to be held in January 2019.

Earlier, BPL 2018 was scheduled to start from October 1, 2018 and end on November 16, 2018 but it was postponed to the next year in January because of the General Elections, which will be scheduled to take place in the last week of December, citing the security concerns during that period.

Jalal Younus, BPL’s technical committee chairman, said that they wished to organize the league from January 5 to February 8 and during that period most of the international teams except Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Ireland will have a busy calendar and due to which they couldn’t available for the BPL 6.

A huge number of overseas players from West Indies, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka, who were to play in the BPL 2019, will be busy with their national commitments and now their participation remains to be under the cloud. Now, Bangladesh’s T20 event will also clash with other T20 tournaments like of including the likes of  Australia’s Big Bash League and New Zealand’s Super Smash T20.

It is also learned that Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan may opt for the BBL 6, while Jofra Archer, who played for the Khulna Titans last year, may also miss the tournament.

Last season, the franchisees were eligible to pick 5 players in the Playing XI but this season it has been reduced to 4 overseas players that mean the local Bangladeshi players will get the huge opportunity to show their talent to catch the eyes of the national selectors.





By Rashmi Nanda - 15 Aug, 2018

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