Bangladesh Cricket Board Planning to Create Own Version of IPL

September 26, 2011

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is considering launching it’s own IPL-style T20 tournament, Bangladesh Premier League in February next year.

The inaugural BPL will a 21 day event with six teams which will be franchised. The Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka and Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong will be used as the two venues for the BPL T20.

The matches will be held in a double-leg format followed by semi-finals and final. The BCB is expected to float an international tender inviting sports marketing companies to organise the competition. 

Furthermore, the BCB is planning to start it’s own channel for which a committee has also been formed under BCB Media & Communications Committee Chairman Mohammed Jalal Yunus.

Currently, the broadcast rights for international cricket in Bangladesh is held by Nimbus Sport.