The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) yesterday cancelled the remainder of the 2019-20 season after abandoning the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League, which was suspended in the middle of March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The BFF executive committee, following an emergency meeting, declared the 12th edition of the league abandoned, scrapping promotion and relegation while cancelling the Independence Cup from the calendar.
"In terms of reference, the professional football league committee [PFLC] does not have any right to determine the fate of a league. That's why we called for the emergency meeting of BFF Executive committee. Before sitting for the meeting, we took opinions from the AFC regarding our league. Considering the opinion of the AFC and the BFF executive members, the meeting unanimously decided to abandon the league of 2019-20 season as the clubs played uneven matches before the league was suspended," BFF's senior vice-president Abdus Salam Murshedy told The Daily Star after the meeting.