By sokalsrabon - 02 Jan 2012, 16:53
- 02 Jan 2012, 16:53 #1149640
The 2012 Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) season will be the firt season of the Bangladesh Premier League. The season will commence on the 9th of February with the final to be played on the 29th of February.
The competition will start with a double round robin group stage, in which each of the 6 teams will play against every other team twice. These matches will followed by two semi-finals and a final.
The highest wicket taker will win the purple cap for being the top wicket-taking bowler while the highest run scorer will win the orange cap for leading run-scorer in the tournament. Best young player will be awarded the best under-19 player award and the special award for Fair Play will be won by the team who will play most fairly throughout the tournament.
Matches will be held in Dhaka and Chittagong with a total of six franchises taking part. The franchises will represent Dhaka, Barisal, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Sylhet and Khulna divisions. The franchise auction will be held on January 5 and the player auction will take place 10 days later. Each franchise will have to spend between US$2 million and US$5 million at the player auction.
On 21 December, the event Management Company bought the tournament title for six years for 44.33 million dollars, or at 354 crores.
A total of 33 matches will be held including the final in this tournament. 25 matches will be played in Dhaka and the remaining 8 matches will be held in Chittagong.
The franchise auction for the BPL will be held on 10 January,2012 with the player auction to be held 8 days later. It is also hoped by the organisers that the competition winner will be invited to join the 2012 edition of the Champions League T20.
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