Sixth season of Bangladesh Premier League to be aired on DSPORT
Cricket stars like Mashrafe Mortaza, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers to be part of the league
The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is all set to enthrall the audience with some spectacular cricketing action in the 6th season which will kick off on 5th January.
The much awaited league that will be held from 5th January to 8th February will be broadcast on DSPORT, a Premier Sports Channel for Discovery Communications India.
This year, the tournament will feature some of the greatest names from the cricketing world competing against each other for the coveted trophy.
The 6th edition will comprise of teams namely Rangpur Riders, Dhaka Dynamites, Comilla Victorians, Chittagong Vikings, Khulna Titans, Rajshahi Kings and Sylhet Sixers. Each team will represent a different province of Bangladesh. The event will bring non-stop cricketing action for cricket enthusiasts in India.
The tournament will be played in a Double Round Robin format followed by playoffs. A total of 36 matches will be played across 3 venues in 4 phases. In the first phase, Dhaka will host 14 matches and Sylhet will host 8 in the second phase.
Dhaka will again host 6 matches in the third phase, while Chittagong will host 10 in the fourth phase. In the last leg, the tournament will return to Dhaka for the playoffs, eliminators, qualifiers and the final.
The defending champions, Rangpur Riders will be led by former captain of the Bangladesh National Cricket team, Mashrafe Mortaza. The batting line-up looks strong with the likes of Chris Gayle, Alex Hales and AB de Villiers.
Dhaka Dynamites will be captained by the sensational all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. The star of the team will be Hazratullah Zazai, whose recent 6 sixes in the inaugural season of APL sent ripples across the cricketing world. The team has some remarkable players like Ian Bell, Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard.
Tamim Iqbal, the most successful run getter for Bangladesh National team will lead Comilla Victorians from the front with the dangerous ‘Boom Boom Shahid Afridi’ waiting to rip the opposition apart. Chittagong Vikings will be captained by Mushfiqur Rahim, with some good overseas players like Cameron Delport, Mohammad Shazad, Najibullah Zadran. Mahmudullah Riyad, the Bangladeshi all-rounder will lead the Khulna Titans with backing from greats like Lasith Malinga and Carlos Braithwaite.
Rajshahi Kings, who had a disappointing season last year, will look forward to creating history this season. Sylhet Sixers will be one of the strongest bowling attacks this season with the great Waqar Younis at their helm as the bowling coach.
All the action from the thrilling contest will be broadcast live on DSPORT for the Indian cricket enthusiasts.
DSPORT is available on all DTH platforms (Tata Sky Channel #495, Airtel DTH Channel #304, Dish TV Channel #630).
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