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Bangladesh Cricket Board never disappoint in bringing new surprises. In the latest development, they surprised all the cricketing fanatics and the experts by adding a new rule to the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League 2019-2020. The board asked all the BPL teams to play at least one foreign bowler, who can bowl over 140 KMPH.

Further, the respective board quoted that the tournament is to get the best out of the youngsters of Bangladesh, thus, they want one overseas fast bowler in the lineups. Further, they asked the teams to field at least one leg-spinner, who should bowl 4 overs in the game.

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The Bangladesh Premier League is no more a franchise-based tournament, as the board has taken over the charge of it. Speaking of the salaries, the board would like to pay the youngsters, which will be close to the amount of the match fees that would be handed when they play an international game. Further, one of the board officials quoted that players shouldn’t be looking after the money.

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Players shouldn’t be worried about money – Anam

Each of the seven Bangladesh Premier League teams for the upcoming season of the T20 tournament must have an overseas quick bowler who bowls above 140kph and a legspinner, who has to bowl four overs in each game, the Bangladesh Cricket Board director Mahbubul Anam has announced as per ESPN Cricinfo.

“BCB wants this BPL to be about improving Bangladesh’s cricketers in T20s, so we want to make sure that our batsmen and bowlers get enough opportunities [against quicks and legspinners], something that was not possible when it was a franchise-based BPL,” Anam said.

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“The players shouldn’t be worried about money,” Anam said. “We are holding this tournament by keeping them in mind. Salary isn’t very important, but it will definitely be respectable.”

Each team must also have an overseas coach, physiotherapist, and trainer, while local coaches can only work as assistants to the head coaches. Anam also revealed that each team must appoint a BCB official as the team director.

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As per the lines of ESPN Cricinfo, it is understood that six off the seven franchises had a clash with the Bangladesh Cricket Board regarding a similar issue. Thus, the board decided to take a full charge of the tournament.


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