Cricket: Rain-marred BPL set for restart
12:00 AM, November 07, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:42 PM, November 07, 2016

Rain-marred BPL set for restart

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday confirmed that all the matches of the Bangladesh Premier League would in fact be replayed by announcing the new itinerary of the competition.

The BPL will restart with reigning champions Comilla taking on Chittagong tomorrow afternoon, while Dhaka Dynamites will play Barisal Bulls in the evening.

While there were not any doubts regarding the fate of the matches that were scheduled to take place from November 5 onwards -- the BPL technical committee had decided to reschedule the games on November 5 and 6 before those matches had begun -- there was a bit of confusion regarding the outcome of the matches that were scheduled to be played on November 4.

Comilla Victorians were supposed to play Rajshahi Kings in the afternoon, while Rangpur Riders were scheduled to take on the Khulna Titans in the evening on November 4. However, both those matches were abandoned due to the incessant rain and each of the teams were given a point each.

For those matches to be replayed, all the franchises in the competition needed to provide their consent. Until Saturday, Comilla were not willing to replay the game. However today, the BPL's governing council received Comilla's consent and all the matches will now be replayed.  

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