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Revamped BPL to be held without franchises

Revamped BPL to be held without franchises

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have decided to not go ahead with a franchise-based tournament for the next edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) after confrontations between the board and the team owners. The BPL’s governing body had several meetings with the franchise owners in recent weeks but no agreement was reached.

“Having considered the whole situation we will have a T20 tournament managed by the board this year. No franchises will be involved in this tournament. The tournament will be funded by the board," said BCB boss Nazmul Hasan.

The T20 tournament will now be named after the father of the nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to commemorate his 100th birthday. The new BPL cycle for 2020 will be according to a new long-term plan, Nazmul further stated.