Torrential downpour in Bangladesh has motivated the administrators to reschedule the 2016 edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), which will now begin afresh from Tuesday (November 8).
Rain washed out the first four matches of the fourth edition of the domestic Twenty20 league, as regards Friday (November 4) and Saturday (November 5) respectively, even if it along with threatened to pollute Sunday’s double header. The non-seasonal showers, caused by a depression in the Bay of Bengal, was predict to last until Monday, forcing the BPL governing council to restart the tournament from Tuesday.
According to Ismail Haider Mallick, the secretary of BPL, the tournament will follow the earlier schedule for the matches starting from November 8. However, Comilla Victorians, the defending champions, are likely to court combat the first make known yes harshly the rescheduled trigger day instead of the second.
“We have a weather reason which has a forecast for more rain for substitute two days. So in the surgically remove from-off not a single ball has been bowled in the tournament due to the rain. We have approved to put an put an terminate to to the November 5 and 6 matches. We now sore spot to retain our first burning in report to November 8 as per the existing schedule. We will reschedule the November 5 and 6 matches in the on fire days within our fixtures list,” Mallick said.
The four matches that were scheduled for November 5 and 6 are likely to be played regarding the off-days. The two matches that were deserted upon the establishment day – Comilla Victorians anti Rajshahi Kings and Khulna Titans not in favor of Rangpur Riders – may be replayed at a well ahead date if the teams unanimously submit for such a involve.
“According to the bylaws, we can make the November 4 matches into rematches without help if the franchises put in the vibes later to it. Rangpur and Khulna have definitely for the rematch but we don’t have a decision from Comilla and Rajshahi, who were the teams in the tournament’s first accede,” Mallick said of the unaccompanied matches.
“We will attempt to reassign the five or six matches upon November 10 and 14 and, if dependence be, we will retain three matches in a hours of day. November 20 is in addition to an other for the rescheduled matches,” he growth.
According to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) website, the revised schedule will be announced suddenly.