For 2023-2025, BPL Announces Seven Franchises

The game of cricket is in multiple formats now. T20 cricket tournaments are gaining immense popularity nowadays. This format has everything that a cricket fan wants. And, an average T20 match completes in 3 hours.

There are ample league tournaments taking place in this format too. And, the Indian Premier League is one of the most popular among them. Many countries are following these criteria. And, Bangladesh is also one of them. They have BPL in their country. Which is short for Bangladesh Premier League.

When did the list come out?

On 25th December 2022, the Governing Council of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) did give great news. The name of all 7 franchises for the upcoming T20 tournament in Bangladesh is out. These are for three years of BPL. Those are from 2023 to 2025.

Teams and Ownership

There is only one new owner joining the tournament. And, it is Future Sports Bangladesh Limited. They will be owning Sylhet as a franchise.

There was some interesting news about Comilla Victorians. It was on the news that Comilla Victorians did not submit the papers of Expression of interest for the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League. There was a lot of drama. However, the Bangladesh cricket council did confirm the news that the owners will continue for the next three years BPL.

Also, the ownership of the former Champions- Rangpur, was in dilemma too. But, finally, Toggi sports Ltd. from the Bashundhara group did show their interest. And, came back as the owner of the former champion team. On the other hand, The big whales like Beximco Group and Gemcon Group did not take much interest in the next Bangladesh Premier League.

Further, BCB did confirm that the team Barishal will continue to be with the franchise Fortune Barishal Sports Ltd. They will be owning it for Bangladesh Premier League 2023-2025. Next, ownership of the team Dhaka belongs to Progoti Greens Rice Mill Ltd. In the last season of BPL, they were owners of Sylhet.

Delta sports ltd. owns the Chattogram franchise this time. And, the Khulna Tigers will play under the ownership of a well-known company, Mindtree.

Recorded Statement of Governing Council of BPL

Below is the statement from the Bangladesh Premier League governing council:

“After detailed evaluation and assessment of the EOI documents submitted by prospective owners, the BPL (Bangladesh Premier League) T20 Governing Council has invited the following parties to complete the process of securing Franchise Ownership Rights for the next three (9th, 10th & 11th) editions of the tournament.”

Interesting Facts

You might know about one of the most epic all-rounders, Shakib Al Hasan. A well-known business entity belonging to him did also submit the Expression of Interest ( EOI). Thus, the name of the firm is Monarch Holding. Sadly, the governing council of BPL did not consider this firm.

There is an estimate of dates available for the final draft. Those are either the 7th of October or the 8th of October. Now those business entities who are final for the league have to submit 10 crores of Bangladeshi Taka to the governing council. Of those 10 crores, 8.5 crores will be kept for the expenses of tournaments. Such, as accommodation and food for players, franchise expenses, and like wise. However, the remaining BDT 1.5 crore is the entry fee for the league.

Now the next edition (ninth edition) will take place at the beginning of 2023. That is January 5th, 2023.

Conclusion

At last, let us take a final look at all the teams and their owners.

  1. Fortune Barishal Sports Ltd will own Barishal.
  2. Owner of Khulna is Mindtree.
  3. Progoti Green Auto Rice Mills Ltd. took their hand on Dhaka.
  4. Sylhet is under the ownership of Future Sports Bangladesh Limited.
  5. Toggi Sports Limited of Bashundhara Group owns Rangpur
  6. Delta Sports Ltd have Chattogram with them. 
  7. And at last, Comilla goes to Comilla Legends Ltd.

So, all in all, the 7 franchises are final. They will play against each other in the upcoming league. As we know, waiting for such an interesting and entertaining tournament is quite difficult. However, once it starts, keep the chips close and drinks in your hands. The terrific batting, fielding, and bowling with all that aggression among players. No one should miss the game.

Good luck and have fun watching it. We will be back soon with more such interesting content.

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