July 17, 2012

Bangladesh cricket

The BPL problem

George Binoy

The moment the concept of the Bangladesh Premier League was brought into public attention, a debate began over the Bangladesh Cricket Board's ability to stage a tournament modelled on the Indian Premier League, writes Bishwajit Roy in Daily Star.

The first question was whether the BCB could strike a balance between the commercialisation of cricket and the development of players, especially when the country desperately needed to focus on improving the standard of first-class cricket to save face in the international arena. Most importantly, many also had doubts over the governing council's ability to properly observe all legal formalities related to undertaking and shaping such a massive financial venture.

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