Bangladesh news May 22, 2013

Dhaka Premier League to begin on July 1

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday announced that the Dhaka Premier League, the country's most popular one-day domestic competition, would begin on July 1.

The decision was taken after BCB president Nazmul Hassan met with representatives of all Dhaka Premier League clubs.

"The player recruitment programme will take place on June 20 and the league will begin on July 1," Hassan said in a press release. "This was a unanimous decision."

The BCB has also revised the payment structure and will now follow a grade-based system in the 12-team league. "We are in the process of finalising the grades for the cricketers and it will be complete in 2-3 days," Hassan said. "I agree that the grading could have an effect on the value of a handful of cricketers, who may earn less than they did last season, but the majority of the players will be benefit from this categorisation."

In April this year, nearly 50 professional cricketers had staged a protest outside the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka over the delay in the scheduling of the league. The clubs had also refused to participate without national players who were then on the tour of Zimbabwe.

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  • Dummy4 on May 24, 2013, 6:10 GMT

    I hope BCB will give the tournament List A status.

  • Dummy4 on May 23, 2013, 9:22 GMT

    Honourable BCB President please give ListA status to Dhaka Premier League either stop it and arrnage ListA tournament between FC teams with DPL type or highly organized salary type payment like English County. Also please create a strong rule for foreign players where they must need 100 matches (FC + ListA) or international experience to play our top domestic (FC or ListA) tournaments. For our national team please arrange atleast 8 Test, 16 ODI and 10 T20I every year regularly and appoint a new fielding coach where Correy R could be our batting coach. Also please appoint a level 3 Aussie head coach for our A team and keep them busy to play (FC+ListA+T20) with other country A team.

  • Dawood on May 23, 2013, 4:54 GMT

    Good decision.but in the mean time board should be more serious on the other issues also.still we don't have a class wicket that is different from any other level,women,youth level cricket should me more revised.

  • mijanul on May 23, 2013, 0:16 GMT

    Everyone deserves a downtime (players) or an off season. That is where they gain more skills that they lack. For bowlers learning more variations, for batsmen staying fit and mastering new shots (pull, hook, drive, cut, glance etc.)

    Non-stop cricket will hurt the players in the long run. In the 70s and 80s thus best players played against each other with utmost concentration because of the down time they had between series. Cricket was beautiful. Not this what ever entertainment they are trying to sell.

  • Dummy4 on May 22, 2013, 18:42 GMT

    please a series with england we need to beat them in england

  • Dummy4 on May 22, 2013, 18:21 GMT

    Good decision. Salute to Mr. Nazmul Hassan Papon.

  • zahidul on May 22, 2013, 9:52 GMT

    bcb president should resign , if he cant arrange a series for bangladesh in next 5 month , bcz at that period bangladesh have no game at all , which will hugely affect all the bangladesh players and fan

  • Mahmud on May 22, 2013, 9:12 GMT

    I welcome decision of BCB President for introducing grading system for our players. But grading should not based on names of ex veterans those who are not performing at the moment. Grading should be based on batting avg for batsman and economy for bowlers. both should be taken into consideration for all-rounders. Batsman having avg of 30-35 and above, may be taken as catt "A". Those who are having 27 to 30, may be taken as Catt "B", and Batsman having 25 and above, may be taken as Catt "C" only. Batsman having avg of less than 25, should not be considered for the pool at all. In case of all rounder, similar avg in batting may be relaxed in case he takes wickets regularly.

  • KH. RAFIQUE on May 22, 2013, 9:04 GMT

    Mr. Nazmul Hasan Papon is such an wonderful guy for this BCB president post.He is the best thing ever happen to BAN cricket as a BCB staff.No doubt about that he will take our cricket to the new heights.All the best to you Sir>>>>

  • Sohag on May 22, 2013, 5:19 GMT

    This is a very good decision by BCB, t give thanks to Mr. Nazmul Hassan for take this type of issue so easy, Dhaka Premier League, the country's most popular one-day domestic competition, its most important to continue every year........

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