Bangladesh premier league (BPL) is going to be start from tomorrow. It is the biggest arrangement of Bangladeshi domestic cricket. Some great international players are the additional attraction of this tournament. Bangladesh Holders Mohammedan Sporting Club will start their title defense as firm favourites when the much-awaited Dhaka Premier League starts at three different venues across the country on Saturday. This tournament will be the last preparation for Bangladesh cricket team before world cup.
MSC will face newly promoted Orient Sporting Club at Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium while runners-up Biman Bangladesh Airlines will face Prime Doleshwar, other newcomers, in Rajshahi.
In the other match of the opening day, popular Abahani will face Surjo Tarun at Bogra.
All the title aspirants have already ensured the presence of their overseas cricketers with Mohammedan arguably having the best recruits in former England Under-19 player Moeen Ali and Sri Lankan Farveez Maharoof.
Mohammedan brought Moeen following a suggestion from their skipper Sakib al Hasan, who played county cricket with him for Worcestershire this season. Farveez on the other hand, played for Mohammedan last season and helped them regain the coveted league title after eight years.
Abahani, who agonisingly finished third last year after three successful seasons, brought Australian cricketer Lee Carseldine, who plays for Queensland in domestic cricket. Their second foreign player Yashpal Singh, who plays Ranji Trophy for Services and is also contracted with Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders, both of them have landed on Thursday.
Biman have flown in their trusted Sri Lankan cricketer Jeehan Mubarak and added Pakistani Jeesan Butt to complete their overseas quota. Gazi Tank also
added two Sri Lankan cricketers to their squad.
Two matches of the first two rounds will be held outside Dhaka as Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium and Fatullah Stadium are not ready yet.
National players will be barred from playing the league from January 19 as they will join the camp for World Cup preparation.