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BPL likely to be delayed due to general elections

The Bangladeshi general election, to be held later this 12 months, may lead to a postponement of the 2018-19 season of the Bangladesh Premier League. The match was initially anticipated to start in October this 12 months. But Ismail Haider Mallick, member secretary of the BPL’s governing council, mentioned on Wednesday that offering safety would be difficult, as a lot of the nation’s forces would be busy on the time. They at the moment are as a substitute eyeing the January window.

“Just before the election, it would be tough to provide security to the seven teams in three venues,” Mallick informed Prothom Alo. “If we don’t get sufficient security, we will have to hold the tournament after the elections. We can arrange it in January.”

Some of the BPL group house owners will be straight concerned within the elections. Owners of Khulna Titans, Rajshahi Kings, Sylhet Sixers and Comilla Victorians are Members of Parliament or ministers within the present authorities, however Mallick mentioned that group’s safety is extra essential to them.

“Some of the franchise owners will be involved in the election, but we are more focused on the security. If we cannot provide every team with enough police or security forces, it becomes hard for us. I think we will take a decision in a week, but there’s likelihood of a delay.”

A delayed BPL will impact Bangladesh’s worldwide calendar, with Zimbabwe scheduled to tour the nation for 3 Tests and three ODIs in January. That may now be pushed to October, though Zimbabwe will be in South Africa until a minimum of mid-October.

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