The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is likely to be deferred by a week and is likely to be held at six venues across the country.
The BPL was scheduled to begin on January 30, but the participating clubs want to defer it owing to the Dhaka City Corporation polls on February 1 as well as Abahani’s AFC Cup engagement on February 5.
Sheikh Russel KC have written to the BFF to defer the league by a week due to the AFC Cup tie between Abahani and Maziya R&SC while Abahani also want to start the league after their international engagement.
It has been learnt that defending champions Bashundhara Kings, too, want deferment to give their national players time to recover after the Bangabandhu Gold Cup, which ended on Saturday.
A BFF source said that most clubs demanded deferment for the Dhaka City Corporation polls as there will be restriction on vehicular movements.