The first edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will kick off on February 9, 2012 with the final to be played on February 29. The 20-day tournament will feature six teams that will play each other twice each in a round-robin format over 33 matches to be held in Chittagong and Dhaka.Teams will be allowed to field five foreign players in their XIs, as opposed to four in the IPL. Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo and Kamran Akmal are among at least 25 foreign players who have made themselves available for the tournament.The Bangladesh Cricket Board announced yesterday that Tamim Iqbal will be the icon player for Chittagong, Mohammad Ashraful for Dhaka, Alok Kapali for Sylhet, Shahriar Nafees for Barisal, Mushfiqur Rahim for Rajshahi and Shakib Al Hasan for Khulna. The players will be paid 5% more than the amount received by the highest paid player of each franchise.Shahid Afridi is the most expensive player of BPL.Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi was the hottest property in an auction held for the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League(BPL) Twenty20 tournament on Thursday, but English spinner Monty Panesar and former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs failed to attract bids.Shahid Afridi was sold to the Dhaka franchise for $700,000 after some intense bidding involving five of the six franchises for the Feb. 10-28 tournament, which is based on the successful Indian Premier League model.
The BPL will be televised on a new sports channel in Bangladesh and the organisers are believed to be in discussions with Ten Sports to broadcast the tournament in India.Of the 33 matches, 25 will be staged at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur and the remainder at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.The organisers are also hoping that the winner of the BPL will be given a place in the Champions League Twenty20 next year.total of six teams are participating.There will be 30 matches in the first stage. After that teams top at the point table will fight against each other in semis. The final will be on 29th February. There will be total 33 games in the tournament. Each teams will play at-least 10 matches. There will be 25 matches in Dhaka and 8 in Chittagong.Teams of BPL are: Sylhet Royals, Barisal Burners, Dhaka Gladiators, Chittagong Kings and Duronto Rajshahi.Inauguration ceremony from 5 pm to 9 pm on Feb 5th.This is going to be a blasting event that Bangladeshi people have ever seen. BPL tickets price and selling information is published after 30 January.Capacity of Dhaka stadium 26,000 and Chittagong 20,000. All of the city in Bangladesh and international permitted place are will be selling BPL tickets. Lot of different categories tickets are selling for this BPL:T20 match. Like as Cortorate gallery, General Gellery, Special Enclosure gallery, Presidential Box, Special Hospitality Box, VIP gallery and normal gallery. All of thous different ticket prices for diffent place.Comments: