Bangladesh Premier League BPL T20 2017 has been started from 4th November 2017. This is the 5th season of this heavily exciting tournament. As you know, the 1st and 2nd seasons champion was Dhaka Gladiators. Astonishingly, the third season champion was the new team Comilla Victorians. Mashrafe Mortaza won all the 3 seasons championship as a captain. In the 4th season, Dhaka team regained their championship title under the new management and with their new name Dhaka Dynamites. However, this time, in the 5th season of BPL, there will be no team for Barisal. Rather there will be a team for Sylhet and that is Sylhet Sixers. So, a total of 7 teams will be participating in the tournament in 2017, confirmed by Afzalur Rahman Sinha, chairman of BPL Governing Council.
BPL T20 2017 POINTS TABLE:
MOST RUNS IN BPL T20 2017:
- Chris Gayle (Rangpur Riders) = 485
- Evin Lewis (Dhaka Dynamites) = 396
- Ravi Bopara (Rangpur Riders) = 385
- Tamim Iqbal (Comilla Victorians) = 332
- Mohammad Mithun (Rangpur Riders) = 329
- Marlon Samuels (Comilla Victorians) = 321
- Luke Ronchi (Chittagong Vikings) = 321
- Andre Fletcher (Sylhet Sixers) = 317
- Mahmudullah (Khulna Titans) = 312
- Imrul Kayes (Comilla Victorians) = 299
MOST WICKETS IN BPL T20 2017:
- Shakib Al Hasan (Dhaka Dynamites) = 22
- Abu Jayed Rahi (Khulna Titans) = 18
- Hasan Ali (Comilla Victorians) = 16
- Mohammad Saifuddin (Comilla Victorians) = 16
- Shahid Afridi (Dhaka Dynamites) = 15
- Abu Hider Rony (Dhaka Dynamites) = 15
- Mashrafe Mortaza (Rangpur Riders) = 15
- Rubel Hossain (Rangpur Riders) = 15
- Taskin Ahmed (Chittagong Vikings) = 14
- Nazmul Islam Apu (Rangpur Riders) = 12
BPL T20 2017 TEAMS & OWNERS:
BPL T20 2017 is being held with 7 teams. There was no team for Sylhet in the previous season. So, it has been included this time to make the tournament more exciting across the country. Sylhet was kept away from the 4th season for violating the rules in BPL 3. For the same reason, Barisal has been kept away from the current season. Here are the teams for BPL T20 2017 along with their official Facebook Pages and Owners.
- Chittagong Vikings [CHV] | DBL Group
- Comilla Victorians [COV] | Nafisa Kamal
- Dhaka Dynamites [DD] | Beximco & Obeid Rahman Nizam
- Khulna Titans [KT] | Gemcon Sports
- Rajshahi Kings [RK] | Tahmeed Azizul Haque
- Rangpur Riders [RR] | Sohana Sports Limited
- Sylhet Sixers [SS] | Abul Maal Abdul Muhit
BPL T20 2017 ICON PLAYERS:
Icon Players are the most valuable players in a team. There are 7 icon players in BPL 5. They were selected by BCB. BCB also decided their teams. Here are the 7 icons players of BPL T20 2017.
- Mashrafe Mortaza [Rangpur Riders]
- Shakib Al Hasan [Dhaka Dynamites]
- Tamim Iqbal [Comilla Victorians]
- Mahmudullah [Khulna Titans]
- Mushfiqur Rahim [Rajshahi Kings]
- Soumya Sarkar [Chittagong Vikings]
- Sabbir Rahman [Sylhet Sixers]
BPL T20 2017 VENUES:
There will be 3 venues (Dhaka, Chittagong, and Sylhet) for BPL T20 2017. This will be the first international match in the Sylhet venue. So, the venues are:
1. SHER-E-BANGLA NATIONAL STADIUM, MIRPUR, DHAKA
2. ZAHUR AHMED CHOWDHURY STADIUM, CHITTAGONG
3. SYLHET INTERNATIONAL CRICKET STADIUM, SYLHET
BPL T20 2017 FIXTURE/SCHEDULE:
The fixture of BPL T20 2017 has been announced. A total of 46 matches will be played in the tournament. You can get the BPL T20 2017 Schedule below on this website (hitbangla.com) as PDF and PNG image file.
|1||4/11/2017||2:00 PM||DD vs SS||Sylhet||SS won by 9 Wickets|
|2||4/11/2017||7:00 PM||RR vs RK||Sylhet||RR won by 6 Wickets|
|3||5/11/2017||2:00 PM||COV vs SS||Sylhet||SS won by 4 Wickets|
|4||5/11/2017||7:00 PM||DD vs KT||Sylhet||DD won by 65 Runs|
|5||7/11/2017||2:00 PM||COV vs CHV||Sylhet||COV won by 8 Wickets|
|6||7/11/2017||7:00 PM||RK vs SS||Sylhet||SS won by 33 Runs|
|7||8/11/2017||2:00 PM||RR vs CHV||Sylhet||CHV won by 11 Runs|
|8||8/11/2017||7:00 PM||KT vs SS||Sylhet||KT won by 6 Wickets|
|9||11/11/2017||1:00 PM||RR vs RK||Dhaka||RK won by 8 Wickets|
|10||11/11/2017||6:00 PM||DD vs SS||Dhaka||DD won by 8 Wickets|
|11||12/11/2017||1:00 PM||KT vs CHV||Dhaka||KT won by 18 Runs|
|12||12/11/2017||6:00 PM||COV vs RK||Dhaka||COV won by 9 Wickets|
|13||14/11/2017||1:00 PM||KT vs DD||Dhaka||DD won by 4 Wickets|
|14||14/11/2017||6:00 PM||CHV vs COV||Dhaka||COV won by 6 Wickets|
|15||15/11/2017||1:00 PM||KT vs SS||Dhaka||Match Abandoned|
|16||15/11/2017||6:00 PM||CHV vs DD||Dhaka||Match Abandoned|
|17||17/11/2017||2:00 PM||SS vs RK||Dhaka||RK won by 7 Wickets|
|18||17/11/2017||7:00 PM||KT vs CHV||Dhaka||KT won by 5 Wickets|
|19||18/11/2017||1:00 PM||DD vs RK||Dhaka||DD won by 68 Runs|
|20||18/11/2017||6:00 PM||COV vs RR||Dhaka||COV won by 14 Runs|
|21||20/11/2017||1:00 PM||DD vs COV||Dhaka||COV won by 4 Wickets|
|22||20/11/2017||6:00 PM||RR vs SS||Dhaka||RR won by 7 Runs|
|23||21/11/2017||1:00 PM||KT vs RK||Dhaka||KT won by 2 Wickets|
|24||21/11/2017||6:00 PM||DD vs RR||Dhaka||RR won by 3 Runs|
|25||24/11/2017||2:00 PM||RR vs KT||Chittagong||KT won by 9 Runs|
|26||24/11/2017||7:00 PM||SS vs CHV||Chittagong||CHV won by 40 Runs|
|27||25/11/2017||1:00 PM||COV vs RK||Chittagong||RK won by 30 Runs|
|28||25/11/2017||6:00 PM||RR vs CHV||Chittagong||RR won by 3 Wickets|
|29||27/11/2017||1:00 PM||CHV vs DD||Chittagong||DD won by 7 Wickets|
|30||27/11/2017||6:00 PM||KT vs RK||Chittagong||KT won by 68 Runs|
|31||28/11/2017||1:00 PM||RR vs SS||Chittagong||RR won by 4 Wickets|
|32||28/11/2017||6:00 PM||COV vs KT||Chittagong||COV won by 9 Wickets|
|33||29/11/2017||1:00 PM||RK vs CHV||Chittagong||RK won by 33 Runs|
|34||29/11/2017||6:00 PM||COV vs DD||Chittagong||COV won by 12 Runs|
|35||2/12/2017||1:00 PM||RR vs COV||Dhaka||COV won by 4 Wickets|
|36||2/12/2017||6:00 PM||DD vs RK||Dhaka||DD won by 99 Runs|
|37||3/12/2017||1:00 PM||SS vs CHV||Dhaka||SS won by 10 Wickets|
|38||3/12/2017||6:00 PM||RR vs KT||Dhaka||RR won by 19 Runs|
|39||5/12/2017||1:00 PM||KT vs COV||Dhaka||KT won by 14 Runs|
|40||5/12/2017||6:00 PM||CHV vs RK||Dhaka||CHV won by 45 Runs|
|41||6/12/2017||1:00 PM||DD vs RR||Dhaka||DD won by 43 Runs|
|42||6/12/2017||6:00 PM||COV vs SS||Dhaka||COV won by 25 Runs|
|43||8/12/2017||2:00 PM||Eliminator (KT vs RR)||Dhaka||RR won by 8 Wickets|
|44||8/12/2017||7:00 PM||1st Qualifier (DD vs COV)||Dhaka||DD won by 95 Runs|
|45||10/12/2017||6:00 PM||2nd Qualifier (COV vs RR)||Dhaka||RR won by 36 Runs|
|46||12/12/2017||6:00 PM||Final (DD vs RR)||Dhaka||RR won by 57 Runs|
BPL T20 2017 PLAYERS DRAFT:
BPL 5 players draft date was fixed on 16th September 2017. Like the previous year, franchises were able to pick up players by choice before and after the auction. The auction occurred for the players who are yet to be picked up by the teams. The player draft was held in the ballroom of Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel, Dhaka from 12:30 P.M. The live telecast of this event was available on GTV and Masranga TV.
BPL T20 2017 SQUADS:
BANGLADESHI PLAYERS: Soumya Sarkar (Icon + Captain), Anamul Haque Bijoy, Taskin Ahmed, Subashish Roy, Sanzamul Islam, Md. Al-Amin, Alauddin Babu, Tanbir Hayder, Irfan Shukkur, Nayeem Hasan, Yeasir Arafat = 11 Players
FOREIGN PLAYERS: Luke Ronchi (NZ), Liam Dawson (ENG), Luis Reece (ENG), Jeevan Mendis (SL), Jermaine Blackwood (WI), Sikandar Raza (ZIM), Najibullah Zadran (AFG) = 7 Players
BANGLADESHI PLAYERS: Imrul Kayes (Captain), Tamim Iqbal (Icon), Litton Kumar Das, Alok Kapali, Rakibul Hasan, Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin Hossain, Saifuddin, Mehedi Hasan, Mehedi Hasan Rana = 10 Players
FOREIGN PLAYERS: Jos Buttler (ENG), Marlon Samuels (WI), Dwayne Bravo (WI), Solomon Mire (ZIM), Mohammad Nabi (AFG), Rashid Khan (AFG), Shoaib Malik (PAK), Hassan Ali (PAK), Fahim Ashraf (PAK), Imran Khan Junior (PAK), Rumman Raees Khan (PAK) = 11 Players
BANGLADESHI PLAYERS: Shakib Al Hasan (Icon + Captain), Mosaddek Hossain, Jahurul Islam (WK), Mehedi Maruf, Nadif Chowdhury, Md. Shadman Islam, Mohammad Shahid, Abu Haider Rony, Saklain Sojib, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Noor Alam Saddam = 11 Players
FOREIGN PLAYERS: Kumar Sangakkara (SL), Shane Watson (AUS), Cameron Delport (SA), Joe Denly (ENG), Sunil Narine (WI), Even Lewis (WI), Rovman Powell (WI), Kevon Cooper (WI), Ronsford Beaton (WI), Akeal Hosein (WI), Mohammad Amir (PAK), Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK), Shahid Afridi (PAK), Graeme Cremer (ZIM) = 14 Players
BANGLADESHI PLAYERS: Mahmudullah (Icon + Captain), Shafiul Islam, Mosharraf Hossain, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Imran Ali, Muktar Ali, Dhiman Ghosh, Mohammad Saif Hassan = 12 Players
FOREIGN PLAYERS: Chris Lynn (AUS), Benny Howell (ENG), Dawid Malan (ENG), Rilee Rossouw (SA), Kyle Abbott (SA), Seekkuge Prasanna (SL), Shehan Jayasuriya (SL), Carlos Brathwaite (WI), Chadwick Walton (WI), Jofra Archer (WI), Sarfraz Ahmed (PAK), Shadab Khan (PAK), Junaid Khan (PAK) = 13 Players
BANGLADESHI PLAYERS: Mushfiqur Rahim (Icon + Vice Captain + Wicket Keeper), Rony Talukder, Mominul Haque, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Farhad Reza, Zakir Hasan (WK), Nihad-Uz-Zaman, Hossain Ali, Nayeem Islam Junior, Kazi Onik = 11 Players
FOREIGN PLAYERS: Darren Sammy (WI) (Captain), Lendl Simmons (WI), Kesrick Williams (WI), Samit Patel (ENG), James Franklin (NZ), Luke Wright (ENG), Malcolm Waller (ZIM), Mohammad Sami (PAK), Usama Mir (PAK), Raza Ali Dar (PAK) = 10 Players
BANGLADESHI PLAYERS: Mashrafe Mortaza (Icon + Captain), Shahriar Nafees, Mohammad Mithun, Rubel Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Ziaur Rahman, Nazmul Hossain Opu, Fazle Mahmud Rabbi, Abdur Razzak, Ebadat Hossain, Md Elias, Nahidul Islam = 12 Players
FOREIGN PLAYERS: Chris Gayle (WI), Samuel Badree (WI), Johnson Charles (WI), Ravi Bopara (ENG), Adam Lyth (ENG), David Willey (ENG), Sam Hain (ENG), Thisara Perera (SL), Kusal Perera (SL), Samiullah Shenwari (AFG), Zahir Khan (AFG) = 11 Players
BANGLADESHI PLAYERS: Nasir Hossain (Captain), Sabbir Rahman (Icon), Nurul Hasan Sohan, Taijul Islam, Abul Hasan Raju, Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Nabil Samad, Mohammad Sharif, Imtiaz Hossain Tanna, Mohammad Sharifullah = 12 Players
FOREIGN PLAYERS: Andre Fletcher (WI), Krishmar Santokie (WI), Andre McCarthy (WI), Liam Plunkett (ENG), Ross Whiteley (ENG), David Jacobs (SA), Chaturanga de Silva (SL), Dasun Shanaka (SL), Wanidu Hasaranga (SL), Babar Azam (PAK), Ghulam Mudassar Khan (PAK), Usman Khan Shinwari (PAK) = 12 Players
TEAM COACHES OF BPL T20 2017:
Chittagong Vikings: Nurul Abedin Nobel (BAN)
Comilla Victorians: Mohammad Salahuddin (BAN)
Dhaka Dynamites: Khaled Mahmud Sujon (BAN)
Khulna Titans: Mahela Jayawardena (SL)
Rajshahi Kings: Sarwar Imran (BAN)
Rangpur Riders: Tom Moody (AUS)
Sylhet Sixers: Zahid Ehsan (BAN)
RULES OF BPL T20 2017:
For the first time in the history of any T20 leagues around the world, BPL teams will be allowed to take up to 5 foreign players in their teams in all matches if they want. As the team number has increased, there will be a shortage of local players in all the teams. Hence the decision has been taken by BPL Governing Council.
The points will be allocated after the completion of each match as follows:
Win = 2 Points
Tie/No Result = 1 Point
Loss = 0 Point
The position of the teams in the Knock-out table will be determined by the follows serially:
2. The number Of Wins
3. Net Run Rate
If 2 teams finish with the equal points in the table, then the team which won the matches played between those two teams, will be positioned above the loser team.
If both the teams have one win each, then the Net Run Rate will be considered and the team with the higher NRR will be placed above the other team.
If 3 or more teams finish with the equal points in the table, then the team/teams which won the maximum number of matches in between those equal teams, will be positioned above the other teams.
If still, two or more teams have equal numbers of wins, then the Net Run Rate will be considered and the teams will be positioned according to the NRR.
If two or more teams still have equal NRR (nearly impossible), then those teams will be positioned by the drawing of lots.
If the semi-finals, eliminator or final match can’t be completed with a minimum number of overs (decided by the match officials) or a tie occurs, then one over eliminator will take place.
If the teams still face a tie in the one over eliminator, then the winner will be decided by the toss of a coin.
NET RUN RATE: The Net Run Rate is the ratio of two numbers. The numerator is the average number of runs scored by that team per over in all the matches it played. The denominator is the average number of runs scored by the other teams against that team in all the matches it played.
So, Net Run Rate = (Total Runs Scored / Total Overs Faced) – (Total Runs Conceded /Total Overs Bowled)
If a team is all out before 20 overs, then the calculation will still consider 20 overs for both the teams. That means, if a team makes 100 runs for 10 wickets in 18 overs, the average runs per over will be calculated as 100/20, not 100/18. And the opposition team’s calculation will be with 20 overs also. Net Run Rate will be calculated for the completed matches only where results can be achieved.
BPL T20 2017 OPENING CEREMONY:
There will be no opening ceremony in BPL T20 2017. Earlier, it was fixed that the opening ceremony will be held on 30th October 2017. But, due to the ongoing devastating flood in the north-west region of Bangladesh, the decision has been revised and the money will be donated to the flood-affected people now.
BPL T20 2017 TICKET PRICE INFORMATION:
Tickets of BPL T20 2017 will be available for purchase from 31 October 2017 for matches in Sylhet via three (03) ticket selling platforms:
1. United Commercial Bank (UCB)
2. Ticket Selling Booth
Sylhet (Ticket sales start on 31 October 2017)
- The ticket booths are at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium and Sylhet Divisional Stadium.
- Purchase time: 11 am to 6 pm (non-match days) or depends on availability (match-day).
Dhaka (Date for start of ticket sales for matches in Dhaka will be announced later)
- Another booth at Gate 01 of SBNCS and Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium.
- Purchase time: 10 am to 6 pm (non-match days) or depends on availability (match-day).
Chittagong (Date for start of ticket sales for matches in Chittagong will be announced later)
- The ticket booths are at the entry gate of Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) entry point and MA Aziz Stadium.
- Purchase time: 10 am to 6 pm (non-match days) or depends on availability (match-day).
NOTE: THIS TICKET PRICE IS APPLICABLE FOR THE LEAGUE STAGE ONLY.
BPL T20 2017 TELECASTING CHANNELS:
Channel 9 in Bangladesh was telecasting all the matches live in the first four seasons of BPL T20. There had been some issues regarding the previous BPL telecasts. Excessive advertisements, poor quality of video and technical disturbance during live matches forced BPL Governing Council to look for a new telecasting partner for BPL T20 2017.
Impress Mantra Consortium has got the right to telecast all the live matches of BPL 5 with the local TV channels GTV (Gazi TV) and Masranga TV. They will be doing this for the next two BPL seasons (2018 and 2019) also.
Radio partners of BPL 5 are Radio Bhoomi and Radio Shadhin.
TEAMS LOGOS OF BPL T20 2017:
Here are the team logos of BPL T20 2017. Alphabetically, these are the logos of Chittagong Vikings, Comilla Victorians, Dhaka Dynamites, Khulna Titans, Rajshahi Kings, Rangpur Riders and Sylhet Sixers.