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While announcing the seven teams for the next cycle of the BPL, the BCB had also fixed the dates for the tournaments – BPL 2023 from January 6 to February 16, BPL 2024 from January 6 to February 17 and BPL 2025 from January 1 to February 11.

However, BCB officials said that they might have to change the dates of BPL as it clashed with leagues like the SA20, Australia’s Big Bash and UAE’s ILT20 as it became difficult for the franchises to get renowned stars of the shortest format to play in their tournament.

Nazmul said that at the moment they are finding it hard to get a slot for the next BPL due to the forthcoming general elections, scheduled to be held in January 2024, and added that they will have to play BPL in two parts due to security issues.

“We are not getting the slot for the next BPL and it is nearly impossible to bring out a slot. We have got one but we might need to have a gap in between if there is a general election where the security personnel will be needed,” Nazmul told reporters at the Sylhet International Stadium on Monday.

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bpl schedule – baji999 com – BCB appoints Moore as Head of Programs

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed Australian David Moore as Head of Programs which is akin to director of coaching. The 58-year old has been roped in on a two-year term, the BCB said in a press release today.

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Moore will be responsible for planning, devising strategies and implementation of the HP and Bangladesh Tigers programs to ensure that these programs directly benefit the National Team’s interests while working on the development programs for coaches.

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“I’m very excited to be commencing my role as Head of Programs at the BCB. I look forward to working with the Head Coach, his coaching and support staff and players to assist them to unleash their potential,” Moore was quoted as saying in the BCB media release.

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“I am delighted to have been appointed to oversee and develop some very important programs that will provide opportunities for elite cricketers to perform in the international arena,” the media release quoted Moore as saying.

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The idea to appoint Moore was to ensure a more seamless movement of players from HP and other sides for the national team cause.

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Moore, who played just one first-class game for New South Wales as a wicket-keeper. He served as the head coach of West Indies after Bennett King resigned following a poor showing in the 2007 World Cup. He has also worked as the general manager of Cricket New South Wales. He also worked with the Bermudian Cricket Team as national coach and has worked as Coach Education Manager at Cricket New South Wales.

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bpl scores – baji999 com – Toyam Sports Limited one of the official ‘Associate Sponsor’ for the 2023 Bangladesh Premier League

Toyam Sports Limited (TSL) is pleased to announce that the company, through its soon-to-be subsidiary Pacific Star Sports Services LLC, has signed on as the official ‘Associate Sponsor’ for the 9th season of the 2023 Bangladesh Premier League, also known as the BPL 9, organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).

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New Delhi [India], January 18 (ANI/PNN): Toyam Sports Limited (TSL) is pleased to announce that the company, through its soon-to-be subsidiary Pacific Star Sports Services LLC, has signed on as the official ‘Associate Sponsor’ for the 9th season of the 2023 Bangladesh Premier League, also known as the BPL 9, organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).

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The event, which has kicked off from 5th of Jan and will continue till 16th of Feb 2023, will see a total of 7 teams playing 46 games with each other. The 7 teams are Chattogram Challengers, Comilla Victorians, Dhaka Dominators, Fortune Barishal, Khulna Tigers, Rangpur Riders & Sylhet Strikers. The BPL 9 matches conducted will have a viewing capacity of 64,500 spectators, across 3 venues in Bangladesh. Apart from this, the Live streaming of every game in BPL 9 will be accessible on Fancode and the Daraz App.

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In Bangladesh, the viewers will have the chance to register for GTV and Maashranga TV and watch the live broadcast of the BPL 2023. In India, cricket fans can watch all the matches of BPL 2023 live on Sony Liv, Max, and Ten.

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Mohamedali Budhwani (CMD TSL) commented “With this development, we are not only set to deepen our relationship with the Bangladesh Cricket Board, but to increase our international footprints.

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It was only last month that we had become the ‘Title Sponsor’ of the Bangladesh – India ODI Series, which found a lot of interest from cricket fans around the globe.” Like India, Cricket is the most popular sport in Bangladesh and this development helps TSL build global visibility. With the matches being streamed digitally in India, on popular sports channels like Sonly Liv, Max and Ten, TSL hopes to gain popularity amongst the huge sporting fan base of the country.

We remain committed to popularise sports and help build platforms for deserving athletes to showcase their talent. We will continue our efforts in this direction. Even if we maintain the momentum that we have managed to create in the last few months, TSL could soon become a household name in the coming year, in India, in the world of Cricket. I won’t hesitate to reiterate that we promise more action going ahead, not only in the cricket vertical but also other areas.”

Toyam Sports Limited (TSL) is a publicly (BSE & MSEI) listed company, run passionately by sports enthusiasts, engaged in sports production, promotion and management. On the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) space, TSL successfully conducted the ‘Kumite-1 League’, in the presence of legendary Mike Tyson, and will be soon showcasing the league’s vision through its ‘1st of its kind’ reality TV show, ‘Kumite-1 Warrior Hunt’. TSL has also established its foothold in the Cricket business. TSL will soon own a majority stake in Rajwada Cricket League and Pacific Star Sports Services LLC, courtesy which it has league rights in countries like Kenya, Mauritius and Greece across formats like T10 and T20, domestically and internationally. Additionally, TSL is on course to establish its international footprints after being associated with Africa Cup T20, Tanzania Cricket Premier League, Cricket Kenya, Oman Cricket Academy & India-Bangladesh ODI series in various capacities. TSL also aims to address athlete mental wellbeing via its stake ownership in Bhakti World Radio.

This story is provided by PNN. ANI will not be responsible in any way for the content of this article. (ANI/PNN)

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bpl scores – BPL is Mashrafe’s last tournament in cricket career, thinks his father

Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is still playing cricket with 7 surgeries. But he is still hotcake in events like BPL-DPL. However, he’s getting aged. The 39-year-old Mashrafe will retire from cricket after this year’s Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), thinks his father Golam Mortaza.

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Father rushes to the stadium to watch his son play in BPL. He still has no lack of enthusiasm to see his son play. But thinking about Mashrafe, his request is to put away the bat-pad-shoe.

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Golam Mortaza said after Mashrafe’s team Sylhet Strikers’ straight fourth win on Tuesday, “Everyone is seeing the condition of his legs. Today in the field he’s struggling. It is not possible to play cricket like this. How long is this possible? I think this should be the end. Old injured leg, struggling. It’s not about strength here.”

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However, he will not give any advice to Mashrafe to quit the game. He believes that Mashrafe understands his own affairs best, “I haven’t talked to him about this yet. As long as he has the strength of mind… he knows very well what is possible and what is not possible. I have nothing to say. If he thinks it is possible, he will continue it, if he doesn’t think it is possible, he will not continue it.”

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Many hope that Mashrafe will work for Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) after his playing career. Mashrafe’s father also wants his son’s cricket knowledge to be useful for the country. He added, “We want him to do what he knows best. He can do much better if he works at BCB. I can say it emphatically. Everyone understands that if he works with cricket, he will do very well. I certainly would.”

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bpl schedule – Is BPL drawing its final breath?

Every passing season, the size of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is shrinking. The gloss of a franchise league is no longer there. Even Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officials are also no longer vocal about BPL that doesn’t have star power like before.

One of the BCB officials who earlier used to make tall claims about BPL being the world’s second best franchise tournament after the Indian Premier League (IPL), on Monday with a defeated tone said, “I said that back then, I’m not saying anything like that now!”

In world cricket, franchise leagues are like a product and BCB has fallen behind in marketing their product, BPL, to the world. SA20 will raise its curtain in South Africa on Tuesday, on 13 January, International League Twenty20 (ILT20) will begin in Dubai.

Naturally, big names in cricket have chosen those cash-rich tournaments over BPL. So, there is no other choice but to accept that Comilla Victorians’ English batter Dawid Malan as the biggest star in BPL this year.

After Monday’s match between Sylhet Strikers and Comilla Victorians, it seemed that there is a bigger star in this year’s BPL then Malan, someone who is not even taking part in this tournament as a cricketer!

Legendary former fast bowler from the Caribbean islands, Curtly Ambrose, landed in Dhaka on Sunday to work as a commentator in BPL. On Monday, just as Ambrose stepped onto the field after the first match to analyse the game, photo journalists, television crew and reporters surrounded him, which gave a feeling that BPL has at least more than one star.

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BPL, a tournament formatted like IPL, was the brainchild of the former BCB president and the current finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal. The main intention behind the tournament, which kick-started in 2012, was to improve the performances of local cricketers in T20. They would get to share the dressingroom with big names, enrich their T20 knowledge and learn a lot about the game– that was the hope.

The hopes of making bank was also there. But BCB has always said that their biggest motivation behind organizing BPL is to improve the standard of local cricketers in T20s, not to swell their coffers.

Whether money making was the primary goal or secondary– from the very start BPL hasn’t brought any significant riches to BCB owing to its faulty and over-ambitious financial structure. Moreover, BCB has had to pay the salaries of players themselves and pay the price for roping in franchises which are riddled with problems.

BCB, later, was forced to curtail the financial structure, reduce players’ salaries and franchise fees.

BPL has perhaps succeeded in imprinting the T20 format in the psyche of local cricketers, it has also opened up a path for young cricketers to make a name for themselves. But as its by-product, Bangladesh cricket has had to bear the brunt of mismanagement, spot-fixing and other such big-scale controversies.

All this has earned BPL derogatory abbreviations like ‘Due (Bokeya) Premier League’ and ‘Controversy (Bitorko) Premier League’ among a few.

These abbreviations were given by the naysayers. But now, if even a BCB official says in a casual setting that BPL stands for ‘Bangladesh Pain League’, it would be hardly surprising.

BCB also seemingly doesn’t have any high hopes on BPL anymore. Actually, they are exhausted by the problems accompanying the tournament. Just the topic of DRS has caused them so much distress!

Although the machineries and devices of DRS technology are currently inside the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, this technology is not in operation in the tournament. The reason, according to the BCB, is that they couldn’t find any expert to operate the technology. All technicians have already been ‘booked’ by SA20 and ILT20.

Question remains whether this explanation is even believable. Why didn’t Real Impact, the production company BCB signed an agreement with for the BPL, rope in a hawk-eye expert for the tournament?

It’s true that even with the help of DRS technology, umpires sometimes make controversial decisions. But that’s where DRS comes in, as it helps reduce the risk of wrong and controversial decisions as much as possible.

Even the bilateral series between Zimbabwe and Ireland, which is set to begin on 12 January, is expected to have the DRS technology available. So, for a tournament like BPL, where cricketers from various countries are taking part, not having DRS technology available is guaranteed to create controversy.

BCB knew it all, but still chose not to ensure DRS from the start of the tournament. A big reason behind this decision could’ve been to curb the cost. It costs $8-8.5 thousand per match for hawk-eye technology. To have DRS available in every match would’ve cost BCB nearly $400,000.

Maybe, BCB felt spending so much for a tournament that is slowly becoming ‘low profile’, was excessive. But the question is, as they are not spending for the technology, they should’ve at least cut that sum from the money they paid the production company.

BCB could hand over BPL to some other company to breathe new life into the tournament. A number of Indian organisations have apparently offered huge sums of money to buy the organising rights of BPL. Two companies from Dubai have also showed interest to buy franchises.

But BCB doesn’t want to go down that path right now, and is determined not to do so in the future too. BPL is Bangladesh’s tournament, and they want to keep it as such. And solving this problem could cause fresh trouble for them.

Many franchise T20 tournaments around the world are caught in the web of betting. BCB fears that BPL could also get caught in that web.

However, has BCB managed to save themselves by keeping the tournament their own?

In accordance with the country’s law, BCB has a ‘zero tolerance’ policy for betting and anything related with betting. This is clearly stated in the financial agreements.

However, in the local and overseas broadcast of the tournament, advertisements of betting related organisations are being shown. Moreover, advertisements of those organisinations are being added virtually on the advertising mats.

These organisations are not directly involved in betting but they are related with betting websites. Just a few months back, Shakib Al Hasan was forced to cut ties with Betwinner news, which wasn’t a betting site but was owned by a betting site. But now, that same organisation is showing advertisements in BPL, BCB’s own product.

In countries where betting is legal, betting organisations a lot of the times sponsor cricket tournaments. In Bangladesh betting is illegal, hence they can’t become sponsors. But they are making their way inside BPL using various loopholes.

Now the question is, how long will BCB be able to save BPL from this web of betting sites? Or will the tournament which is losing against US Dollars and Dirhams will breathe its last breath and disappear forever!

Because of such fears, an influential official of the BCB had said grudgingly– Why don’t we shut down BPL!

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