DHAKA: The new edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), which is rebranded as Bangabandhu BPL marking the 100th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will begin on Wednesday (Dec 11).
Chattogram Challengers and Sylhet Thunder will face each other in the opening match at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur of the capital.
On December 8, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the special edition of the T20 cricket event of the country in a grand opening ceremony.
The first match will begin at 1:30pm while the second one between Cumilla Warriors and Rangpur Rangers will start at 6:30pm.
A total of seven teams -- Dhaka Platoon, Chattogram Challengers, Cumilla Warriors, Khulna Tigers, Rangpur Rangers, Rajshahi Royals and Sylhet Thunder -- will fight for the title.
A total of 46 matches will be held in this T20 event. The first 42 matches are in league-phase while the next four matches in the playoff round. The best four teams of the league phase will fight in one Eliminator and two Qualifiers. Winners of the Qualifiers will meet in the final at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on January 17, 2020.
BDST: 2130 HRS, DEC 10, 2019