Bangabandhu BPL 2019: Bangabandhu it means “Friend of Bengal” at it was the name given to the President of Bangladesh during 17 of April 1971 to 12 of January 1972. He was not the president for a very long time but he had a big impact on the people of Bangladesh because he worked on the independence of Bangladesh. On the other hand, BPL is the acronym for Bangladesh Premier League and it refers to the highest professional cricket league in Bangladesh, also known as BPL7. There are three different recognized ways of playing cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The Bangabandhu BPL chose the Twenty20 cricket league; that is a shortened format of cricket.
Bangabandhu BPL 2019 – 20 is a tournament played by seven teams, therefore, the abbreviation of BPL7 comes from there but the original idea for 2019 was to have eight teams instead of seven. Even though they were eight teams scheduled to participate in this edition of the tournament, the idea did not succeed, and the pre-signed cricketer’s contracts were canceled.
The tournament changed the whole format and the Chittagong Vikings renamed the team to Chattogram Challengers and got back to the competition. The name of the new format was modified from BPL to BCB which means Bangladesh Cricket Board, Bangabandhu BPL 2019 is the seventh edition of the competition. The league is exponentially growing every year; it is being recognized for more countries and people over the world. The numbers for this year 2019 are very positive for the competition but also for the country hosting twenty-two countries and 439 foreign cricket stars during the tournament. Comilla Victorians team is the actual champion of the BPL. This year they are going to be defending the title.
There are a few variations this year 2019. The president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced in September 2019 that some rules and regulations of the tournament are going the be changed for this year’s edition. The format of the competition has changed because the BCB and the franchises did not find an agreement. The president of the BCB, Nazmul Hassan said that they won’t accept the demand of the franchises in any way. So, the edition will be held without taking any franchises this year.
The BCB for the moment is only sponsoring the actual champion of the tournament Comilla Victorians team.
Also, the actual president of Bangladesh reiterated that it was very important for the country to hold the tournament to honor the 100th anniversary of Bangabandhu in 2020. To pay homage to the ex-president of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur (Bangabandhu) the tournament this year will be named Bangabandhu BPL. The BCB will take full responsibility for taking care of the players and teams by providing them accommodations and transportations during the tournament.
On 12 November 2019, The players’ draft was scheduled to be held. But, things did not go as planned and the tournament was delayed by five days, so the draft ended up being the 17th of November 2019. The Bangladesh Cricket Board sponsored two teams while five other teams were sponsored by private companies.
On the other hand, The 16th of November 2019 the logo, as well as the players of each squad, were announced during the event of the draft by the governing council of the BCB.
The BCB wanted to keep the original names of the teams this year and in case of name changes the teams will carry the name of their cities.
Bangabandhu BPL Live Streaming 2019 List Chanel list;
COUNTRY TV/LIVE STREAM 1
India DS Sport
Pakistan Geo TV
UK Star Gold
Bangladesh Gazi Tv, Channel 9
West Indies Flow Sports
The BPL season of 2019-2020 will begin on the 11th of December 2019. And the competition will finish with the final on the 17th of January 2020.
The Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League full schedule for 2019-2020;
Bangabandhu BPL 2019 Teams & Squad
Chattogram Challengers (CC): Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Enamul Haque Jr, Muktar Ali, Avishka Fernando, Rayad Emrit, Ryan Burl, Imad Wasim, Lendl Simmons, Jubair Hossain, Pinak Ghosh, Chris Gayle (available for the 2nd of the tournament). Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Kesrick Williams
Sylhet Thunders (ST): Mosaddek Hossain, Ebadat Hossain, Rony Talukdar, Ruyel Miah. Nayeem Hasan, Delwar Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Mohammad Mithun, Nazmul Islam, Monir Hossain, Sherfane Rutherford, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Naveen-ul Haq, Johnson Charles, Jeevan Mendis, Sheldon Cottrell
Cumilla Warriors (CW): Soumya Sarkar, Sunzamul Islam, Sabbir Rahman, Sumon Khan, Al-Amin Hossain, Yasir Ali, Kusal Perera, Dawid Malan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Abu Hider, Mahidul Islam Ankon, Dasun Shanaka, Fardeen Hasan Ony
Rangpur Rangers (RR): Mustafizur Rahman, Shai Hope, Nadif Chowdhury, Zakir Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, Arafat Sunny, Cameron Delport, Fazle Rabbi, Jahurul Islam, Lewis Gregory, Sanjit Saha, Mohammad Naim, Taskin Ahmed
Dhaka Platoon (DP): Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mahmud, Shahid Afridi. Mahedi Hasan, Thisara Perera, Laurie Evans, Ariful Haque, Mominul Haque, Shuvagata Hom, Mashrafe Mortaza, Wahab Riaz, Asif Ali, Raqibul Hasan, Jaker Ali, Luis Reece,
Rajshahi Royals (RR): Liton Das, Afif Hossain, Minhajul Abedin, Abu Jayed, Farhad Reza, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Irfan, Hazratullah Zazai, Taijul Islam, Alok Kapali, Kamrul Islam, Irfan Sukkur, Mohammad Nawaz, Afridi, Nahidul Islam, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell
Khulna Tigers (KT): Mushfiqur Rahim, Rilee Rossouw, Shafiul Islam, Aliss Islam, Nazmul Hossain, Aminul Islam, Shahidul Islam, Robbie Frylinck, Shamsur Rahman, Saif Hasan, Mehedi Hasan, Mohammad Amir, Najibullah Zadran, Tanvir Islam, Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
Bangabandhu BPL 2019 Full Schedule, TimeTable & Venue Details
11th December 2019 CC vs ST SBNCT in Dhaka) 12:30 CC won by 5 wickets
11th December 2019 CW vs RR SBNCT in Dhaka) 17:20 CW won by 105 runs
12th December 2019 DP vs RRj SBNCT in Dhaka) 12:30
12th December 2019 KT vs CC SBNCT in Dhaka) 17:20
13th December 2019 ST vs RR j SBNCT in Dhaka) 14:00
13th December 2019 DP vs CW SBNCT in Dhaka) 19:00
14th December 2019 RR vs CC SBNCT in Dhaka) 12:30
14th December 2019 DP vs ST SBNCT in Dhaka) 17:20
17th December 2019 KT vs RRj Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong 12:30
17th December 2019 CC vs ST Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong 17:20
18th December 2019 CW vs RR Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong 12:30
18th December 2019 CC vs DP Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong 17:20
20th December 2019 KT vs RR Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong 14:00
20th December 2019 CC vs CW Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong 19:00
21st December 2019 KT vs ST Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong 12:30
21st December 2019 CC vs RR Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong 17:20
23rd December 2019 DP vs CW Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong 12:30
23rd December 2019 KT vs RR Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong 17:20
24th December 2019 DP vs ST Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong 12:30
24th December 2019 CW vs RR Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong 17:20
27th December 2019 CC vs DP SBNCT in Dhaka 14:00
27th December 2019 KT vs RR SBNCT in Dhaka 19:00
28th December 2019 CW vs RR SBNCT in Dhaka 12:30
28th December 2019 KT vs ST SBNCT in Dhaka 17:20
30th December 2019 ST vs RR SBNCT in Dhaka 12:30
30th December 2019 DP vs RR SBNCT in Dhaka 17:20
31st December 2019 CC vs CW SBNCT in Dhaka 12:30
31st December 2019 RR vs RR SBNCT in Dhaka 17:20
2nd January 2020 RR vs RRj Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet 12:30
2nd January 2020 ST vs CW Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet 17:20
3rd January 2020 DP vs KT Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet 14:00
3rd January 2020 ST vs RR Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet 19:00
4th January 2020 CC vs KT Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet 12:30
4th January 2020 ST vs RR Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet 17:20
7th January 2020 ST vs CW SBNCT in Dhaka 12:30
7th January 2020 CC vs RR SBNCT in Dhaka 17:20
8th January 2020 KT vs CW SBNCT in Dhaka 12:30
8th January 2020 DP vs RR SBNCT in Dhaka 17:20
10th January 2020 DP vs RR SBNCT in Dhaka 14:00
10th January 2020 KT vs CW SBNCT in Dhaka 19:00
11th January 2020 CC vs RR SBNCT in Dhaka 12:30
11th January 2020 KT vs DP SBNCT in Dhaka 17:20
Bangabandhu BPL 2019 Eliminator
13th January 2020 3rd Position vs 4th Position SBNCT in Dhaka 12:30
Bangabandhu BPL 2019 Qualifier – 1
13th January 2020 1st Position vs 2nd Position SBNCT in Dhaka 17:20
Bangabandhu BPL 2019 Qualifier – 2
15th January 2020 Loser of Q-1 vs Winner of Eliminator SBNCT in Dhaka 17:20
Bangabandhu BPL 2019 Final Match:
17th January 2020 Winner of Q-1 vs Winner of Q-2 SBNCT in Dhaka 19:00
The competition had a few variations with the schedule. Due to the special occasion of the tournament, the BCB wanted to do an opening ceremony to homage the ex-president Bangabandhu and the edition started with a few days delay from the original date that was the 6th of December.
Now The Competition Has Already Started.