Two years forward of the beginning of the brand new cricketing season, Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan sharply criticized the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), highlighting the dearth of well timed participant drafts and improper scheduling that results in the clashes with different T20 leagues. The all-rounder stated that he would have ensured a well timed participant’s draft and a schedule that might not result in clashing with different leagues. Whereas referring to a Bollywood film, titles ‘Nayak’, Shakib stated that he would revamp the league if he was named the CEO.
“In the event that they made me the BPL CEO, it could take me one or two months to appropriate all the pieces. You’ve got seen the film Nayak proper? If you wish to do one thing, you are able to do it in at some point. I might do the gamers’ draft and public sale (on time) and maintain the BPL throughout a free time. We could have all the trendy applied sciences. There will likely be high quality broadcast and residential and away venues,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Shakib as saying.
BPL took time in deciding on homeowners of all seven franchises and consequently, gamers’ draft was delayed to November 23. Inside this time, two different new T20I Leagues, SA20 of South Africa and ILT20 of UAE was in a position to seize many of the big-time skills. Even those that signed with BPL, won’t be obtainable for a full season, which has left the star Bangladesh all-rounder displeased.
“I don’t see what’s stopping us if now we have the willingness (to appropriate issues). If we’re prepared, I don’t see any purpose to not have the DRS, the draft or public sale not being held three months upfront, or the groups would not be confirmed two months upfront. The gamers are solely obtainable for one or two matches. No person actually is aware of for a way lengthy they’re obtainable,” stated Shakib.
The all-rounder stated that BPL could possibly be inferior to Dhaka Premier League (DPL), which is the nation’s home ODI competitors which has been going down for practically 5 a long time.
“I noticed within the information that the jersey just isn’t prepared. It’s a messy scenario. Possibly our DPL is extra organised. They will organize the crew forward of time. They know what their crew goes to be. Each DPL crew is aware of who’s enjoying the place for the following version,” stated Shakib.
“We don’t actually know what goes within the BPL. It solely begins when the BPL matches begin. The event begins from January 6. There is no BPL earlier than that. Earlier than this, everyone seems to be working towards on their very own,” he added.
Shakib was important of the dearth of selling of BPL in Bangladesh, the place cricket is the preferred sport.
“There is no market as a result of we by no means created the market. If we may have added worth to this market, it could have been actually large. Cricket is performed in every single place on this nation, even in distant villages,” highlighted Shakib.
“It’s a very talked-about sport in a rustic of 160-180 million, so I don’t imagine there can’t be a marketplace for cricket right here. It’s a large failure by way of advertising and marketing,” he added.
Shakib stated that the performances within the league do not need the identical weight because the Caribbean Premier League or the Pakistan Tremendous League.
“They present a listing of nations the place the BPL is telecast, however no person actually watches the event. When an uncapped participant does effectively in PSL or CPL, they get a nationwide call-up. It doesn’t occur after they play within the BPL. It’s fairly disappointing that now we have remained at this stage,” concluded Shakib.
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