BNS only venue to host second phase of BPL

Sports Correspondent

28th April, 2021 10:22:54 printer

BNS only venue to host second phase of BPL

The Bangabandhu National Stadium will host the matches of the second phase of Bangladesh Premier League until the ongoing lockdown ends as the tournament is set to be resumed on Friday.

“We are determined to resume the league on April 30. As the government has extended the ongoing lockdown for a week, we have decided to arrange all the matches at a centralized venue at BNS during the lockdown,” BFF’s Professional Football League Committee Chairman Abdus Salam Murshedy told the reporters on Wednesday.

The first phase of BPL was held in four different venues of the country.

The government issued a gazette notification on Wednesday extending the lockdown from April 28 to May 5 due to the emergence of a new strain of the Covid-19 virus in the neighbouring country India.

Murshedy said that they would provide the best possible support to the clubs during the match days in the lockdown.

“We have already talked with Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner about the clubs' commuting during the match days. We will provide all possible support if needed,” Murshedy said.

“We will pay the previous dues to them (clubs) before the league. Some clubs like Brothers Union may face problems getting back their players, who are stuck in their hometowns due to the inter-district travel bans. We will help them,” he added.

The committee also instructed the clubs to do mandatory Covid-19 test three days before their respective match days.