Dhaka phase rescheduled
The Dhaka phase of the Bangladesh Premier League has been rescheduled considering the dew factor and convenience for spectators in addition to ground maintenance concerns.
The first game will now start at 1:30pm, half an hour earlier than previously stated, while the second game which was scheduled for 7:00pm will now instead be played at 6:00pm. However, the first match on Friday will begin at 2:00pm and the second will start from 6:30pm.
"We have already decided to reschedule the first game to 1:30pm, half an hour earlier than scheduled, while we have also decided to cut down the break between the first and second game to start the latter from 6:00pm, this will be implemented from the Dhaka phase. Basically we have taken the decision keeping the spectators in mind as they had to face a lot of difficulties due to a lack of transportation after the game. Secondly the dew factor is also there and the third thing is that the curators will get some more time to prepare the ground as we have back to back matches," said Ismail Haider Mallick, member secretary of the BPL governing council, on Sunday.
On November 4, after their encounter, Rangpur Riders captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Rajshahi Kings skipper Darren Sammy both informed that dew played a big part during their fixture and, keeping the dew in mind, winning the toss would prompt any skipper to field first.
The tournament's Sylhet phase will come to a close on November 8 before the Dhaka phase kicks off from November 11.