Bangladesh cricket board set to introduce a new rule in the upcoming edition of the Bangladesh Premier League, each of the seven teams have been asked to make sure they include an overseas pacer who bowls above 140 kmph and a leg-spinner.
“The players shouldn’t be worried about money,” Anam said. “We are holding this tournament by keeping them in mind. Salary isn’t very important, but it will definitely be respectable.”
“BCB wants this BPL to be about improving Bangladesh’s cricketers in T20s, so we want to make sure that our batsmen and bowlers get enough opportunities [against quicks and legspinners], something that was not possible when it was a franchise-based BPL,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Bangladesh Cricket Board director Mahbubul Anam as saying.
According to this rule, every team will need to include an overseas pacer who bowls above 140 kmph and a leg-spinner in the playing XI.
This time the Bangladesh premier league is not a franchise-based tournament, and, instead, be owned by the cricket board following its a clash with six of the seven existing team owners, Dhaka Dynamites being the only exception.
“Apart from Dhaka Dynamites, everyone wanted the same thing. Shakib left Dhaka, so they couldn’t accept it,” Ishtiaque Sadeque, CEO of Rangpur Riders, told ESPNcricinfo. “We all wanted the old rules to stay, that’s all.
“Now the BCB wants to run the BPL like a Dhaka Premier League. That’s a joke. We have been spending crores to bring the best players from overseas. Let’s see what the BCB do. Wait and watch.