DPL to start May 31

Sports Correspondent

4 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

DPL to start May 31

Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis on Sunday announced that they have decided to hold the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League 2019-20 from May 31.

The 2019-20 season’s league was postponed on March 19 last year after just one completed round of matches in compliance with measures taken to fight the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.

CCDM informed that the competition will now have a fresh start and will be played in a T20 format instead of the usual 50 overs.

“As decided earlier it will be a T20 event. Considering the busy international schedule and the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, we believe that T20 is the ideal format for the 2019-20 league,” CCDM Chairman Kazi Inam Ahmed was quoted in a press release.

“The BCB President has given a clear direction on the importance of players’ safety during these times. The Board has successfully completed two tournaments this season and has hosted the West Indies in Bangladesh.

“We will draw from these learnings and make plans for the Bangabandhu DPL accordingly. We know what this league means to the players and clubs and appreciate their support during the planning stage,” he added.