Due to the national elections, the BPL will start on January 5 next year but there is no doubt that the BPL can be started till the end. The BPL and the Big Bash are expected to be held at the same time, and the BPL has reduced the fear of star cricketer. Meanwhile, the franchisee DBL Group of Chittagong Vikings has expressed its inability to run the team this year in the BPL. They expressed their reluctance to run the team when the new franchisee was almost impossible to get.
Chittagong mayor AZM Nasir Uddin and national team captain Akram Khan were the one to run the team. But they are also unwilling to take responsibility for the team.
Last September was the last day of the last season to submit the name of the players kept last season But did not submit their list to the last date of the Chittagong Vikings Authority. When contacted by BPL Governing Council, the port city team said they cannot play in the upcoming BPL season. Confirming the news, the chairman of the BPL governing council and chairman of technical committee Jalal Yunus Jalal Yunus, a news agency in Dhaka yesterday, said, “Chittagong Vikings have removed their names from upcoming BPL. BCB officially reported their failure in the mail message. They said, ‘Barisal is not there, now it is up to Chittagong. Asked about the future of BPL – Jalal Yunus said, “It is not possible to say anything immediately.” We will be sitting in the meeting of the governing council. The next decision will be taken after discussion. In that case, the number of teams can be reduced in this year’s BPL. Due to the franchisee crisis, the number of teams could come down to the lowest because of the seven. But BPL governing council acting chairman Sheikh Sohel told a foreign press that he has already requested DBL Group to organize this year. However, talks were not finalized because the group chairman was abroad. If the DBL group does not express interest in the franchise, then the BPL will not have any teams in Chittagong VC or port city. There will be no representation in the BPL of the country’s second largest division and the cricketing heart of Nannu, Akram, Nafis, Aftab and Tamim.