The new edition of Bangladesh Premier League, which has been rebranded as Bangabandhu BPL, is all set to begin on Friday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
BBS Cables are the title sponsors of this year’s BPL while Walton is declared as the powered by sponsor on Thursday.
A total of six teams are set to take part in BPL, and they are— Chattogram Challengers, Comilla Victorians, Fortune Barishal, Khulna Tigers, Minister Group Dhaka, and Sylhet Sunrisers.
In the first match of the season, Chattogram Challengers will take on Fortune Barishal, and in the second match of the opening day, Khulna Tigers will face Minister Group Dhaka.
When BPL is returning after a long gap enforced by the Coronavirus pandemic, the spectators won’t be allowed to enter the stadium as the new strain of Covid-19, Omicron, is on the rise in the country.
However, if the situation gets better in the coming weeks, the authorities might give it a rethink whether they will allow the spectators or not.
The last season of BPL took place in 2020, but due to the pandemic, there was no BPL in 2021. The board had made a few attempts to host a BPL in 2020 but without luck.