The remaining matches of DPL 2020 will be played in a few days
The Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPL) was suspended after only one round was fielded due to Corona’s influence. As the situation in the country was not normal, the cricketers could not start the practice of organizing the league. Cricket is starting to return to the world and it is possible that in Bangladesh the remaining matches of DPL 2020 will be played in a few days. Cricketers who are the main source of income for the domestic league are willing to adapt to Corona.
And that is why yesterday (July 7) they sat in a meeting with the Cricketers Welfare Association of Bangladesh (COAB). They have demanded the BCB to return the domestic league with the rest of the DPL. Meanwhile, according to the rules, most of the cricketers did not get 50 percent of the contract money before the start of the league. The cricketers also demanded that the money be paid before the start of the league.
A day later, the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM) directed the clubs to pay 50 percent of the money to the cricketers. The league can start within 15 days of the return to the field, so the clubs have been asked to keep the cricketers ready. They also have the idea of organizing matches in Cox’s Bazar and BKSP as an alternative venue with proper security.
Citing a press release today (July 7), CCDM chairman Kazi Inam said, “Yesterday I was present at a meeting in Coimbatore where several national teams and first-class cricketers were also present. We talked about the possible start time of DPL. At the moment we can’t say any specific date but we want the clubs to maintain regular contact with the cricketers to maintain their fitness. If the situation is normal, the clubs should be ready to start the league with 15 days’ notice.
‘I have suggested Cox’s Bazar and BKSP as alternative venues. And all the players and club management can be easily accommodated there. Meanwhile, Brothers Union and Partex players have expressed financial fears that they have not received any money yet. This time, the CCDM has directed the clubs to pay 50 percent before the start of the league, even though the clubs have been included in the cricket team under a direct contract.
Kazi Inam said that cricket will return to the country with DPL, and the matter has been discussed with the board president. “We hope our DPL will start as soon as cricket resumes in the country,” he said. And this is what our board president has said several times before in various discussions.