DPL to resume on May 31

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:25, May 02,2021

 
 

The Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis on Sunday announced that the 2019-20 season of the country’s premier 50-over domestic competition Dhaka Premier League, which has been on hold since March 19, 2020, will begin afresh from May 31 and will be played as a Twenty20 competition.

‘The CCDM with the support of the BCB plan to organise the DPL from May 31. 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 media release sent on Sunday.

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan in the past had said that they will resume the league after the Covid-19 situation improves.

But the CCDM chairman said that they will go ahead with the competition and arrange the matches in compliance with the appropriate health and safety measures.

‘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,’ Inam said.

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