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2019–20 Bangladesh Premier League

The 2019–20 BPL season, also known as BPL 7 or Bangabandhu BPL presented by Akash DTH (for sponsorship reasons), is the seventh season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), the top level professional Twenty20 cricket league in Bangladesh. The competition is organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).[1] The season was scheduled to originally start from 6 December 2019 and end on 11 January 2020, with the opening ceremony to be held on 3 December 2019.[2] Comilla Victorians are the defending champions.[3] However, the tournament was delayed by five days and started on 11 December 2019 and will end on 17 January 2020, with the opening ceremony held on 8 December 2019.[4]

Chittagong Vikings were announced as not taking part in this edition of the tournament after their ownership was sold,[5] and were replaced by two new teams.[6] A total of eight teams were originally scheduled to participate in this edition of the tournament, with contracts of pre-signed cricketers being cancelled until the players' draft.[7] However, the idea was cancelled, with the number of teams being reverted to seven, and Chittagong Vikings being renamed to Chattogram Challengers and reinstated after the change of format by the BCB.[8]

Changes of rules

On 11 September 2019, BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon informed the media about certain changes in rules and regulations for the ongoing season during a press briefing. Due to having some conflict of interests between BPL Governing Council and all other franchises, the BCB decided to run this edition of the BPL themselves without taking any franchises. The Board want to mark the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of Bangabandhu in 2020 and to pay homage to him, the tournament will be named Bangabandhu BPL after him. The teams names will be same as they were and only the responsibility to manage the team will be on the BCB. The players’ transportation and accommodation will be managed by the board.[8][9][10][11] On 13 November 2019, the sponsorship and names of Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Rajshahi and Sylhet teams were confirmed. The Comilla and Rangpur teams will be sponsored by BCB themselves.[12]

Draft and squads

The players' draft was scheduled to be held on 12 November 2019.[13] However, the tournament was delayed by five days and the draft was held on 17 November 2019. Out of 7 teams, 5 teams are sponsored by private corporate firms while 2 teams are sponsored by BCB itself.[4]

On 16 November 2019, BPL Governing Council unveiled the logo for this season and the names of the participating 7 teams.[14] The squads were confirmed during the draft.[15][16]

Chattogram Challengers
Coach: Paul Nixon
Cumilla Warriors
Coach: Ottis Gibson
Dhaka Platoon
Coach: Mohammad Salahuddin
Khulna Tigers
Coach: James Foster
Rajshahi Royals
Coach: Owais Shah
Rangpur Rangers
Coach: Mark O'Donnell
Sylhet Thunder
Coach: Herschelle Gibbs


Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury StadiumSher-e-Bangla National Cricket StadiumSylhet International Cricket Stadium
Capacity: 20,000Capacity: 26,000Capacity: 18,500
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury StadiumSher-e-Bangla National Cricket StadiumSylhet International Cricket Stadium
Matches: 12Matches: 28 (incl. Playoffs)Matches: 6


Points table

Chattogram Challengers110002+0.479
Cumilla Warriors000000+0.000
Dhaka Platoon000000+0.000
Khulna Tigers000000+0.000
Rajshahi Royals000000+0.000
Rangpur Rangers000000+0.000
Sylhet Thunder101000–0.479
Source:, last updated

League progression

League matchesPlayoffs
Chattogram Challengers2???????????
Cumilla Warriors????????????
Dhaka Platoon????????????
Khulna Tigers????????????
Rajshahi Royals????????????
Rangpur Rangers????????????
Sylhet Thunder0???????????
WinLossNo result
Note: The total points at the end of each group match are listed.
Note: Click on the points (group matches) or W/L (Playoffs) to see the match summary.

League stage

A total of 42 matches will played in the league stage, with 24 matches played in Dhaka, 6 matches in Sylhet and 12 in Chittagong.[17]

Phase 1 (Dhaka)

11 December 2019
Sylhet Thunder
162/4 (20 overs)
Chattogram Challengers
163/5 (19 overs)
Mohammad Mithun 84* (48)
Rubel Hossain 2/27 (4 overs)
Imrul Kayes 61 (38)
Nazmul Islam 2/23 (3 overs)
Chattogram won by 5 wickets
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
Attendance :1,550
Umpires: Prageeth Rambukwella (SL) and Sharfuddoula (Ban)
Player of the match: Imrul Kayes (Chattogram Challengers)
  • Chattogram Challengers won the toss and elected to field.

11 December 2019
18:30 (D/N)
  • Cumilla Warriors have won the toss and elected to bat.

Phase 2 (Chittagong)

Phase 3 (Dhaka)

Phase 4 (Sylhet)

Phase 5 (Dhaka)


 17 January 2020 — Dhaka
13 January 2020 — Dhaka
15 January 2020 — Dhaka
13 January 2020 — Dhaka


13 January 2020
3rd placed team
4th placed team


Qualifier 1
13 January 2020
18:30 (D/N)
1st placed team
2nd placed team
Qualifier 2
15 January 2020
18:30 (D/N)
Loser of Qualifier 1
Winner of Eliminator


17 January 2020
19:00 (D/N)
Winner of Qualifier 1
Winner of Qualifier 2

See also


  1. ^ "BCB monitoring security situation before deciding on ODI tour of Sri Lanka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  2. ^ "৪ ডিসেম্বর বিপিএল উদ্বোধন, ৬ ডিসেম্বর খেলা". (in Bengali). Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Tamim Iqbal's 141* leads Comilla Victorians to second BPL title". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b "BPL delayed by 5 days". The Daily Star. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  5. ^ "No Chittagong Vikings in upcoming BPL". The Daily Star. 29 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Media Release: Expression of Interest (EOI) – Franchise Ownership Rights". Bangladesh Cricket Board. 29 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Total 8 Teams at BPL 6 edition". Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 4 August 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  8. ^ a b "BCB set to arrange BPL without the franchises this year". The Daily Star. 11 September 2019.
  9. ^ "বিসিবিই চালাবে বিপিএল, থাকছে না কোনো ফ্র্যাঞ্চাইজি". ZProthom Alo (in Bengali). 11 September 2019.
  10. ^ "BPL to be named 'Bangabandhu BPL'". 11 September 2019.
  11. ^ "BCB to conduct T20 tournament instead of BPL after fallout with franchises". Cricbuzz. 11 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Four new team names of BPL 2019 announced". 13 November 2019.
  13. ^ "BPL PLAYERS DRAFT ON NOVEMBER 12". 26 October 2019.
  14. ^ "7 teams announced for Bangabandhu BPL". daily Bangladesh. 16 November 2019.
  15. ^ "Bangabandhu BPL T20 2019 Player Draft held on November 17". Bangladesh Cricket Board. 17 November 2019.
  16. ^ "BPL draft: Tamim Iqbal to team up with coach Mohammad Salahuddin for Dhaka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  17. ^ "Bangabandhu BPL 2019 Fixture". Bangladesh Premier League via Facebook. 25 November 2019.

External links

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