CCDM Cup might be Twenty20
The burn out of the national players has forced the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to re-think about the format of the CCDM Cup.
It is all but confirmed that the six top clubs, which are scheduled to play the tournament soon after completion of the Premier Division Cricket League, will miss the services of national players if the tournament is played in a 3-day format.
It was learnt that national coach Jamie Siddons has cautioned about the participation of his charges in another longer-version competition after a hectic international and domestic schedule ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup in June this year.
"I have had a long chat with our national coach (Siddons) today and the board has also advised us to make it a Twenty20 tournament especially when we are going to play the Twenty20 World Cup in June. But the clubs have prepared everything with the three-day game in mind, so we have to take all into account. I will meet with the clubs again soon," said GS Hasan Tamim, chairman of the CCDM (Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis).
The clubs may not agree as they will be financially benefited if it is a three-day tournament across the country.
Tamim however said that he will try to offer a handsome prize money if it is eventually a Twenty20 tournament. He also said that the board is planning to hold a Twenty20 tournament in May as part of the preparation for the next World Cup.
In that case there is three Twenty20 tournament in line as Chittagong is also preparing to arrange a Twenty20 tournament with the national players.