Bangladesh Premier Leauge aka BPL is a Bangladesh Domestic Tournaments almost similar to Indian Premier League. This will be the 3rd Edition of Bangladesh Premier League. BPL T20 2015 will start from 22 November 2015. The BPL T20 league is launched again after a hiatus of 2 years. It consists of 6 franchisee teams namely DHAKA DYNAMITES, Chittagong Vikings, Barisal Bulls, RANGPUR Riders, SYLHET superstars and COMILLA Victorians. League will be quite competitive as in the past foreign and domestic players can play as a team. Domestic cricketers from Bangladesh can learn a lot from the internationals stars and improve their game by many notches. COMILLA is the new team which is the latest addition to BPLT20.
First match will be played on 22th November 2015 between Rangpur Riders and Chittagong Vikings. BPL 2015 Final match will be played on 15th December 2015 at Shere Bangla Cricket Stadium. Full BPL 2015 schedule is officially announced and you can download the BPL 2015 schedule in pdf version. 2nd edition of BPL T20 was played in 2013 i.e. 2 years ago. You can check out the BPL 2013 Fixture here. Dhaka Gladiators won that tournament by 43 runs against Chittagong Kings. This complete BPL 2015 Tournament will be hosted in just two stadiums i.e. Shere Bangla Cricket Stadium and MA Aziz Stadium. There will be total 34 matches included Semifinals, elimiator and Final Match. All 6 teams will play total of 10 matches against each others. You can buy the tickets of these matches by visiting the stadium.
The matches will be played at SHER E BANGLA stadium in Dhaka and Chittagong. The 30 league matches will be hotly contested and the crowd would enjoy the competition to the hilt.
As far as the franchisees are concerned, each one of them is assigned an icon player. Therefore, DYNAMITES will be represented by NASIR HOSSAIN while COMILLA has MASHRAFE MURTAZA as the icon player. Similarly, the talented and experienced all rounder SHAKIB UL HASAN will spearhead Rangpur Riders while TAMIN IQBAL is the icon of Chittagong Vikings. Wicket keeper MUSHIFIQUR RAHIM and MAHMDULLAH RIYAD will be the icon player of Sylhet Super Stars and Barisal Bulls respectively.
Selection of players:
Players were selected by the team according to the lottery system. BPL avoided the bidding system. Moreover, 4 foreign players can play in each team; therefore the level of competition will be quite high. Each team can have 12 international players in their ranks.
The league will have 4 grades of players namely A, B, C and D. Cricketers belonging to a grade will get 70,000 USD while B, C and D will get 50,000, 40000 and 30000 respectively. Many international players can get more money from the franchise however they have to do it at their own risk.
One of the most important facts about the ticket is that a spectator can watch 2 matches with a single entry. There are many types of tickets with lowest priced at 200 BDT and the highest being 10,000 BDT. People can also buy tickets worth 500 and 1000 BDT.
As far as the title and stadium sponsorship is concerned, the BRB cable is managing the major portion of the expenditure.
Interesting players to watch out for are as follows:
Dhaka Dynamites: One of the best names playing for dynamites this season is KUMAR SANGKARA. He has retired from international cricket and has focused on playing t20 leagues across the world. MUSTAFIZUR REHMAN, the wicket keeper will be the man to watch out for apart from YASIR SHAH and MOHAMMAD IRFAN.
CHITTAGONG VIKINGS: Apart from the icon player Tamim Iqbal, take a look at CHAMARA KAPUGEDERA, TASKIN AHMED and YASIR ALI CHOWDHURY. They can turn the game within few minutes and smother the opposition.
BARISAL BULLS: Some of the players are as follows: Chris Gayle, Shahriar Nafees, Brendan Taylor and Mohammad Sami
RANGPUR RIDERS: The players to watch out for include Shakib Al Hasan, Tillakaratne Dilshan , Thisara Perera and Md Mithun, the wicket keeper
SYLHET SUPERSTARS: Brad Hodge, Ajantha Mendis, Dilshan Munaweera and Kieron Pollard along with Mushfiqur Rahim (WK) can prove to be the nemesis of the opposition
COMILLA VICTORIANS: Mashrafe Mortaza and Sunil Narine can make the life hell for the opposition batsmen.