The Dhaka Premier League clubs will play a T20 tournament from February 25 prior to the coveted 50-over competition. Kazi Inam Ahmed, chairman of the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM), informed reporters today during the players’ draft for the Dhaka Premier League (DPL).
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) took the initiative in line with their promise of creating more opportunity for the local players in T20 cricket as questions have been raised about the opportunities of local players in the franchise-based Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
“We have decided to arrange a T20 tournament in small scale prior to the Dhaka Premier League. 12 clubs divided into four groups will take part in the tournament. A total of 15 matches will take place and every club at least will be able to play two matches. League matches will be held between February 25 to February 27 and a semifinal will be held on March 1. The top team from each group will play the semifinals. Final will be held on March 3 under lights,” informed Inam.
The league will start from March 8.