BPL named after Bangabandhu to celebrate his birth-centenary
No franchise in \'Big-Bash\' style â€˜Bangabandhu BPLâ€™ this year
No franchise in 'Big-Bash' style ‘Bangabandhu BPL’ this year
Blowing up all gossips regarding the fate of the forthcoming BPL this year, the BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon confirms that the most vigorous domestic tournament of the country is going to be staged in due course but in a new name and form.
"The first phase of BPL is over. We sit with franchises to sign a new contract. Some of the franchises put their claims which are contradictory to our original module," the BCB President spoke to journalists on Wednesday in a press meet at Mirpur.
"Some franchises did't want two BPLs in a calendar though they did't say they won't play. But it'll create pressure on them. Considering everything we have decided we shall foot this year's BPL. We are not arranging the franchise basis tournament this year," he clarified.
Nazmul Hasan informed that the BCB-monitored BPL will be dedicated to Bangabandhu. He said, "You all know that the upcoming year is the centenary of Bangabandhu's birth anniversary. We shall dedicate this year's BPL to Bangabandhu. The title of the tournament also named after him," he confirmed.
All the teams will remain same, BCB will look after the management part. BCB will watch over everything including player's remuneration, accommodation and foods, transportation. I think everyone will be happy with that. It's quite similar to the Big-Bash.
How will be the format of the newly planned tournament? "The tournament will be arranged in due time. BCB will own all the teams but we shall allow sponsorship. They will be allowed to include quality coach and foreign players," he replied.
The BPL governing council sit with franchise owners to negotiate the terms and conditions of new cycle BPL. Some of the team's management claimed that they are maintaining the teams counting losses and want a portion of profit. The apex body of country's cricket dispel the claim. "They want share of profit which is not possible. We shall be able to measure their extent of losses after arranging this edition. They bought players spending cores. Is it possible if they count losses?" the BCB boss asked.
"In case of heavy blasting, the franchises won't take a player spending four crore whose base price is taka 80 lakh. They must not pay out that much if they count losses. They definitely were making profit but they want more," he explained.
"They want a portion of revenue, which is not possible. The initial franchise fee was eight crore. We brought down it to one crore. We given up seven crore, what they want further!" the legislature exclaimed.