Bangladesh Premier League BPL T20 2015 will be starting on 20th November, 2015. This is the Third Season Tournament of BPL. The 1st and 2nd season champion was Dhaka Gladiators and this team is currently not available. Do you think about BPL? Which team will be champion in this season? Learn more Details about BPL here.
Historical Background of BPL:
Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) was started first in 2012 with 6 Teams corresponding to the 6 divisions of Bangladesh. They were: Dhaka Gladiators, Duronto Rajshahi, Chittagong Kings, Barisal Burners, Khulna Royal Bengals and Sylhet Royals. The second season was even more exciting by the addition of another team Rangpur Riders. Mashrafe Mortaza led Dhaka Gladiators to glory on both season. Barisal Burners was the runners-up in 2012 season and Chittagong Kings were the runners-up in 2013. BPL didn’t occur for more than 2 years. So, this season will be even more exciting and more attractive.
*BPL-2 (2013) & MATCH FIXING:
The third season of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) was postponed due to the match fixing issue done by some cricketers including one of the best talents of Bangladesh, Mohammad Ashraful. He was found guilty in fixing a match between Dhaka Gladiators and Chittagong Royals. ICC’s Anti-Corruption & Security Unit (ACSU) investigated the match and found some serious fixing issues in it. Mohammad Ashraful confessed in front of the media with a crying face. Still BCB banned Mohammad Ashraful for 8 years, which was reduced later to 5 years including 2 years of the pardonable ban. This means Mohammad Ashraful will be allowed to play the international matches from 13th August, 2016. He has been confirmed that he will not play the BPL 3.
BPL-3, 2015 TEAMS Name List:
BPL T20 2015 will be held among 6 teams. There will be no team for Ruronto Rajshahi and Khulna Royals this season. Comilla Victorians is the new team for the BPL 3. Here are the teams for BPL T20 2015 along with their owners.
- Dhaka Dynamites [Beximco Group]
- Chittagong Vikings [DBL Group]
- Barisal Bulls [Axiom Group]
- Rangpur Riders [I Sports Limited]
- Sylhet Superstars [Alif Group]
- Comilla Victorians [Royal Sporting Limited]
Icon Player List for BPL-3, 3015:
6 players have been selected by BCB as the Icon Players. They are representing 6 teams and most likely will be the captains of those teams. Meanwhile, the players are selected and their teams are selected by lottery. So, the Icon Cricketers for the BPL T20 2015 are:
- Mashrafe Mortaza (Comilla Victorians)
- Shakib Al Hasan (Rangpur Riders)
- Mushfiqur Rahim (Sylhet Super Stars)
- Tamim Iqbal (Chittagong Kings)
- Mahmudullah Riyad (Barisal Bulls)
- Nasir Hossain (Dhaka Dynamites)
BPL-3 PLAYERS AUCTION DATE:
There was no auction for the BPL 3 like the previous 2 seasons. This time, the players have been selected by lottery. The process was being called as “Players By Choice“. So, there has been no bidding for star players. They can get the maximum amount fixed by the BPL authority. BPL 3 players lottery was held on 22nd October, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. The lottery was telecasted live on Channel 9 Bangladesh.
Earlier, BPL Governing Council announced the list of foreign players as well as local players who are interested in playing in this tournament. 196 cricketers from other countries were interested in playing in this exciting tournament.
Bangladesh = 122
Pakistan = 53
England = 53
West Indies = 34
Sri Lanka = 25
South Africa = 4
Australia = 4
New Zealand = 2
Zimbabwe = 6
Others = 15
ICON = 06
Grade A = 16
Grade B = 36
Grade C = 43
Grade D = 21
Batsmen = 62
Bowlers = 45
All Rounders = 15
Total = 122
Note that, each team can take a maximum of 12 foreign players in their squad and a maximum of 4 from them can play in a match.
BPL-3 PLAYERS PRICE:
Players price has been announced by BPL authority. The price range for the local and overseas players are given below:
LOCAL PLAYERS: 5,00,000-35,00,000/= BDT [6,500-45,500/= USD]
OVERSEAS PLAYERS: 30,000-70,000/= USD
There are 4 grades of players, selected by BPL Authority. The A grade players will get the maximum price of 70,000/= USD. B grade players will get 50,000/= USD while C and D grade players will get 40,000/= USD and 30,000/= USD respectively. Each franchise must take at least 3 players from this list.
Grade A = 19 players
Grade B = 34 players
Grade C = 36 players
Grade D = 107 players
However, there is an option for the franchises to buy players for any amount of money. But, the responsibility for any amount above 70,000/= USD will not be taken by BPL Authority. So, the players who are interested in playing for a franchise for money more than the fixed amount, will have to play BPL on their own risks. BPL Authority will ask those players to sign a form. The form will contain the statement that any amount above 70,000/= USD will not be paid by BPL Authority. Rather, the extra amount will be paid by the franchises themselves. In the previous season, many players were not given their full amount of money for a long time. Even now, some players have their money due. So, it will be better for the players if they don’t sign with any franchise in a price above the fixed rate.
However, some players have been already fixed for some franchise in a price above the fixed rate. BPL Governing Council has also not taken any initiative to stop this. They thought that it was needed for the acceptance of the tournament. According to them, a player like Shakib Al Hasan is more valuable than any player in the world. So, he must get more money than the others. Similarly, some foreign superstars like Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi, Kumar Sangakkara also should be paid more than the others. Here is the list of the players who were interested in playing BPL T20 2015.
BPL T20 2015 BANGLADESHI AND FOREIGN PLAYERS LIST DRAFT
Bangladeshi Players: Nasir Hossain, Md Mustafizur Rahman, Mosharraf Hossain Rubel, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Shamsur Rahman, Md Saikat Ali, Farhad Reza, Nabil Samad, Md Abul Hasan Raju, Irfan Shukkur = 10 Players.
Foreign Players: Kumar Sangakkara (WK) (SL), Sohail Khan (PAK), Shahzaib Hasan (PAK), Nasir Jamshed (PAK), Yasir Shah (PAK), Mohammad Irfan (PAK), David Mallan (ENG), Ryan ten Doeschate (NETH) = 8 Players
Bangladeshi Players: Tamim Iqbal, Nafees Iqbal, Anamul Haque Bijoy (WK), Taskin Ahmed, Ziaur Rahman, Md Elias Sunny, Naeem Islam, Enamul Haque (Jr.), Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Md Shafiul Islam, Asif Ahmed Ratul = 11 Players
Foreign Players: Jeevan Mendis (SL), Chamara Kapugedera (SL), Robin Petersen (SA), Elton Chigumbura (ZIM), Mohammad Amir (PAK), Saeed Ajmal (PAK), Umar Akmal (PAK), Kamran Akmal (PAK) = 9 Players
Bangladeshi Players: Mahmudullah Riyad, Shabbir Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Shohag Gazi, Taijul Islam, Shahriar Nafees, Mehedi Maruf, Nadif Chowdhury, Rony Talukder, Mohammad Sharifullah, Sajedul Islam = 11 Players
Foreign Players: Chris Gayle (WI), Brendan Taylor (WK) (ZIM), Kevin Cooper (WI), Evin Lewis (WI), Seekkuge Prasanna (SL), Mohammad Sami (PAK), Imad Wasim (PAK) = 7 Players
Bangladeshi Players: Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarker, Arafat Sunny, Md Mithun (WK), Muktar Ali, Saklain Sojib, Jahurul Islam, Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi, Md Murad Khan, Rasel Al Mamun = 10 Players
Foreign Players: Thisara Perera (SL), Sachitra Senanayake (SL), Darren Sammy (WI), Lendl Simmons (WI), Mohammad Nabi (AFG), Wahab Riaz (PAK) = 6 Players
Bangladeshi Players: Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Rubel Hossain, Mominul Haque, Abdur Razzak, Quazi Nurul Hasan Sohan (WK), Mohammad Shahid, Najmul Hossain Apu, Junaid Siddique, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Abu Sayem Alam Chowdhury = 10 Players
Foreign Players: Brad Hodge (AUS), Ajantha Mendis (SL), Ravi Bopara (ENG), Chris Jordan (ENG), Joshua Cobb (ENG), Shahid Afridi (PAK), Sohail Tanveer (PAK) = 7 Players
Bangladeshi Players: Mashrafe Mortaza, Liton Kumar Das (WK), Imrul Kayes, Alok Kapali, Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury, Sanjamul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Ariful Haque, Mahmudul Hasan Limon, Md Nayeem Islam (Jr.), Abu Haider Rony, Dhiman Ghosh (WK) = 11 Players
Foreign Players: Sunil Narine (WI), Marlon Samuels (WI), Andre Russel (WI), Krishmar Santokie (WI), Darren Stevens (ENG), Nuwan Kulasekara (SL), Lahiru Thirimanne (SL), Shoaib Malik (PAK), Ahmad Shehzad (PAK) = 9 Players
COACHING STUFFS & MANAGERS:
Coach: Eric Simmons (Former South Africa coach) | Manager: Athar Ali Khan
Coach: Graham Xavier Ford (Former Sri Lanka Coach)
Coach: Salahuddin | Manager: Khaled Masud Pilot
Coach: Robin Singh (Former Indian Player)
SYLHET SUPER STARS:
Coach: Sarwar Imran
BPL T20 2015 FIXTURE:
BPL T20 2015 will be held from 2oth November to 15th December this year. On 20th November, the opening ceremony will be held on the Mirpur National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka. The first match will be held on 22th November. Most of the matches will be held at Mirpur, Dhaka. Some of the matches will be held at Chittagong. The opening match and the final match will be held at Mirpur, Dhaka. The venues will be announced soon. The first match of the day will be started at 2 p.m. and will be ended at 5:20 p.m. The last match will be started at 6:45 p.m in the evening and continue till 10:05 p.m at night. All the timings given here are Bangladesh Standard Time (BST).
This time, the top 4 teams out of the 6 teams will play the semi-finals after playing the group matches. The 1st and 2nd teams will play the first semifinal match. The winner of this match will play the final match directly. The 3rd and the 4th teams will play the eliminator match. The winner of this match will have to play in the second semifinal match against the loser team of the first semifinal. The winner of the second semifinal will play the final match against the winner of the first semifinal match.