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Chattogram to play Barishal in BPL opener

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  • 13 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Chattogram to play Barishal in BPL opener

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Chattogram Challengers will take on Fortune Barishal in the opening match of the eighth edition of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League T20 on January 21 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.

Minister Group Dhaka will play against Khulna Tigers in the day’s other match under floodlight at the same venue as the Bangladesh Cricket Board disclosed the full itinerary on Wednesday.

The tournament will be held in three different venues - Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet and a total of 34 matches will be played in the month-long tournament including a double round-robin league stage followed by three play-offs and a final.

A total of six teams- Minister Group Dhaka, Chattogram Challengers, Fortune Barishal, Sylhet Sunrisers, Khulna Tigers and Cumilla Victorians will take part in the cash-rich tournament. The first phase in Dhaka will run until January 25. The league matches will be then played in Chattogram from January 28 to February 1.

The BPL matches will be again played in Dhaka on February 3-4 before the teams will travel to Sylhet to play the matches on February 7-9. The final league match phase matches and the knockouts will be played in Dhaka from February 11.

The first eliminator and the first qualifier will be held on the same day on February 14 at the SBNCS in Dhaka. The second eliminator will be held on February 16 while the final will be held on February 18.

Meanwhile, Cumilla Victorians announced the signings of South African all-rounder Cameron Delport and Afghanistan all-rounder Karim Janat for the upcoming tournament.