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The third edition of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 is likely to begin in the first week of December this year, informed BPL governing council chairman Afzalur Rahman Sinha during a press conference at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday.

Sinha, however, also informed that the seven franchises of the previous edition will only take part in the upcoming edition if they clear their outstanding dues. In the event of the franchises not clearing their dues, the governing council will explore the option of introducing new franchises.

“There will be some huge changes in the financial structure so that we can continue this tournament every year,” said Sinha.

BPL governing council member secretary Ismail Haider Mallick on the contrary said they have already started discussions with a few interested franchises.

“We are not waiting for the franchises as we have already started our work. We have talked with a few interested franchises. The franchises of the previous edition are still yet to clear their dues. We have asked them to solve the problems and clear their dues but they have not responded to our letters,” said Mallick yesterday.

Bangladesh Cricket Board CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury, meanwhile, stated that Dhaka Gladiators, champions of the first two editions, will not participate following the termination of their existing contract by the International Cricket Council and the BCB due to match-fixing issues.

Nizamuddin echoed Sinha’s tune saying the remaining six franchises – Chittagong Kings, Khulna Royal Bengals, Rangpur Riders, Barisal Burners, Duronto Rajshahi and Sylhet Royals – will only be eligible for the tournament if they clear their dues.

Several foreign cricketers have complained that they are yet to receive parts of their salary but BCB media committee chairman Jalal Younus informed that they have already cleared their dues.

“We have already cleared all the payments of the foreign cricketers and if anyone has valid proof with regards to any payment that is outstanding, we will also clear that. In the meantime, board director Naimur Rahman has been given the responsibility to look after the payments of the local players,” said Jalal.

In another development, the BCB is set to pocket Tk6 crore from event management firm Game On. Cricket’s regulatory body in the country had signed a six-year deal with Game On, worth Tk400 crore, before BPL 1 but is yet to receive the full payment.

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