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The fourth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League is going to take place in this coming November; BCB Media Committee chairman Jalal Yunus informed about the matter.
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Post  Admin on Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:35 pm

The governing council of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 has denied the inclusion of a seventh franchise in the forthcoming third edition of the tournament, scheduled for this November.

Earlier this month, the BPL GV announced that six teams would contest the cash-rich yet controversial tournament. Mango Entertainment however, informed at the last minute that they were interested in buying the Rajshahi franchise.

Bangladesh Cricket Board initially gave a positive response with regards to the interest shown by Mango Entertainment. The challenges of accumulating a seventh franchise in such a short notice however, proved to be a daunting task for the BCB.

“A company had requested for the Rajshahi franchise to the board president (Nazmul Hasan) a few days ago. [Yesterday], the president had a meeting with the BPL GC. We had officially informed that this time the BPL will feature six teams. So we are sticking to our decision and have turned down the request of including a seventh team,” BCB media committee chairman Jalal Younus told the media yesterday.

“Including Rajshahi will mean that there will be seven more matches. We have a very limited time in hand so it will be tough to hold these many matches. Our other domestic tournaments will also be affected in the event of more matches.

“So, the BPL GC has decided not to include Rajshahi this year. With that said, they can always join next season. At the moment we are looking to hold the opening ceremony on November 20 and the first match of the tournament on November 22,” the BCB director explained.

Jalal also informed that BPL 3 will hold all of its matches in two venues this season – Dhaka and Chittagong.

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