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Two one-day tournaments likely in a year: CCDM

Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolitan (CCDM) is keen to reschedule the postponed Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPL), Bangladesh’s top 50-over tournament, soon.

The previous season saw DPL getting postponed indefinitely as novel coronavirus started its rage around the world. Although Bangladesh Cricket Board took step by step action to bring cricket back to the country.

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Country’s top players took part in the BCB President’s Cup last month. This was followed by a wider range of players’ participation in the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup. CCDM chairman Kazi Inam, who also owns Gemcon Khulna franchise, has revealed that DPL will be happening soon.

“We had to stop the DPL due to COVID in March. So our plan is to arrange the Dhaka Premier League. We have talked to the board directors on what we can do with the 12 teams,” Inam told the reporters on Saturday.  

“We have talked to the board president (Nazmul Hassan Papon). We definitely want to host Dhaka Premier League since it is a vital tournament. We have also discussed on taking the tournament outside of Dhaka.”

In March, only one round (six matches) of DPL was staged after Zimbabwe’s tour of Bangladesh. The CCDM’s first priority is to finish the unfinished affair before starting off another DPL season.

“The league has to be done within this season. We tried to finish the previous season’s edition a little earlier. We will continue discussions with the clubs and players on this.  

“At this moment, I cannot say if the tournament is happening in January because there is an international series. If needed, we can consider hosting two single leagues in space of eight months or a year,” the CCDM further added.

International cricket will resume in Bangladesh with the West Indies’ tour in January. Two officials from CWI (Cricket West Indies) have arrived in Dhaka to inspect situations in Dhaka and Chattogram.

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