Titans urge BCB to rethink BPL U-turn

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Sep 17,2019


Khulna Titans managing director Kazi Inam Ahmed on Monday urged the Bangladesh Cricket Board to rethink their decision of hosting this year’s Bangladesh Premier League without any franchise.

BCB earlier last week announced that they would run a franchise-less BPL this year after they failed to resolve different issues with the franchises, who had demanded a share of revenue among others.

The BCB also decided to rename the next edition as Bangabandhu BPL, marking the birth centenary of country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

‘I think there is still time for the board president [Nazmul Hasan] to rethink his decision,’ Inam told the reporters in Dhaka.

‘He has the option to sit with the franchises. I strongly believe the franchises played big role in creating excitement throughout the country,’ said Inam, himself a BCB director.

‘Losing that charm now will be a big loss to not only the franchises but the value of the tournament itself.

‘BPL has an incredible brand value and stability. I will hope that the BCB, if they are doing the tournament by themselves, will ensure of the tournament not losing the value.’

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