Droves of people turned up to get their hands on BPL tickets at the Sylhet district stadium.
Tickets were meant to go on sale from 10 am on the morning of October 31 but people lined up for their tickets from 10 pm the previous night.
BCB had earlier announced via a media release that tickets will go on sell at online portals, UCB branches and stadium booth. However, as people turned up at the branches of UCB, it was discovered that BCB had announced that tickets will not be sold from UCB branches. This people went to the Sylhet district stadium for their tickets.
Thousands of people were gathered in front of the Sylhet district stadium with lines going a kilometer in length.
Aminul Haque Chowdhury, regional head of UCB said that the bank headquarters changed their decision to sell BPL tickets.
UCB were trying to promote mobile banking system but with a dearth of uCash users available in Sylhet, the contract with BCB was ultimately cancelled.
Shafiul Alam Nadel, director of BCB told The Daily Star that Sylhet is always an overcrowded sports venue and that they will try to meet the demands for tickets accordingly. BCB are looking to sell 15000 tickets in the outlets.
“We are overwhelmed that thousands of people gathered in the booths for ticket and we had to refrain the ticket franchise to sell more than one ticket to a single person”, Nadel said.
Sylhet International Stadium will make it’s debut in the upcoming edition of the BPL with the opening day game between Sylhet Sixers and defending champions Dhaka Dynamites on November 4.