Dhaka, Aug 24 (UNB) — Like the others franchise of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Sylhet Sixers also asked Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to introduce a financial model of the marquee domestic cricket event ensuring sharing profits with the participating teams.
The BPL governing body is currently conducting meetings with the franchise before finalising rules and regulations for the next cycle of the event. Sixers met the governing body on Saturday and talked to the media as well.
“We have talked about many thinks with BCB. We have talked about how to rope the players for the next edition, what will be the rules of retention next year; these were the main topic of discussion,” CEO of Sylhet SixersYasir Obayed told the media.
“We have talked about the profit-sharing model of BPL. As we know, most of the franchises placed the demand to BCB for profit-sharing from the BPL. We will submit a proposal letter to BCB with our observation about the event,” Yasir added.
He also said that the Sixers want continuity of the rules and regulations in the event so that the franchise can plan accordingly.
Before the Sixers, the defending champions Comilla Victorians, Rajshahi Kings, Khulna Titans, Rangpur Riders and Dhaka Dynamites have also expressed their demand of sharing profit to the BPL body.
However, the loudest voice came from the Victorians as their owner Nafisa Kamal said that the BPL has been a loss project for them. She said if BCB doesn’t share revenues in coming edition they might not participate in future.
The next edition of BPL will be held from December 6. A maximum number of eight teams will participate this year, and the matches will be played throughout three or four venues of the country including Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Khulna.