BPL franchises agree to rematches

Comilla Victorians and Rajshahi Kings had been undecided about a rematch but have come on board with the new schedule

Mohammad Isam
Mohammad Isam
Heavy rain delayed the toss, Bangladesh v India, Asia Cup final, Mirpur, March 6, 2016

File photo - Rain wrecked havoc on the opening games of the Bangladesh Premier League 2016-17  •  AFP

All seven franchises of BPL 2016-17 have agreed to rematches and have relinquished the shared points from the first four matches, which were washed out. This means that the points table will be wiped clean as the tournament is set for a restart from November 8.
The tournament was forced to restart after rain played havoc with the opening fixtures - the first four games were washed out in Mirpur without a ball bowled.
Comilla Victorians and Rajshahi Kings, who played the tournament opener on November 4, had been undecided about a rematch during Saturday's emergency meeting called by the BPL governing council to discuss scheduling changes. They will, however, now play their match on November 30.
Similarly, Rangpur Riders will take on Khulna Titans on November 10 while the matches scheduled for November 5 - Chittagong Vikings v Barisal Bulls and Comilla v Dhaka Dynamites - will now be held on November 14.
The Barisal v Khulna and Rangpur v Rajshahi matches, originally scheduled for November 6, will now be held on November 20 (in Chittagong) and November 28 (in Dhaka), respectively.
The tournament will now begin on November 8 with Comilla taking on Chittagong before a match between Barisal and Dhaka on the same day.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84