Women’s League

BFF likely to bring pooling system

Sports Correspondent

26 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Football Federation are working to install players’ pooling system in the next edition of women’s league with all participating teams be able to recruit an equal number of top players in their respective squad, said Kazi Salahuddin on Monday. 

“I don't believe in the pooling system. Because I believe if a team has vision and strength, they will recruit top players to form the best squad,” Salahuddin said at BFF house in Motijheel.

“But the scenario is different in our country. If big clubs or corporate houses take part in the league, we won't need to install the players' pooling system. But if they don't, we may have to install it.

“Many have suggested launching it in the league. We have this idea in mind and are now working on it,” he added.

Country’s top-flight football club Bashundhara Kings claimed the title of Tricotex third Women’s Football League held in Dhaka last December.

Kings maintained an all-win-record in their maiden appearance in the seven-team double-leg league.

However, some football clubs, fans and critics arose questions and termed it as 'one-sided league' as Bashundhara Kings pulled 20 national players to form a strong team of 28-member. 

Backing Bashundhara Kings, Salahuddin further said, “The debate is that a big club recruited all top players last year so others didn't play well. It is not their fault, Bashundhara Kings haven't done any unfair. Other clubs were not financially good enough.”