Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will install giant screens in all seven divisional cities of the country to telecast the opening ceremony of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) live on December 8, confirmed board president Nazmul Hasan Papon on Thursday.
The new season of BPL is rebranded as Bangabandhu BPL to pay tribute to the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“We can’t provide the required tickets according to demand. That’s why, we’ve decided to install giant screens in all divisional cities of the country as spectators can enjoy the opening programme live,” Nazmul told the media on Thursday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Nazmul confirmed the BCB will install giant screens at least at five places in Dhaka- TSC, Gulshan Club, Banani Club, Rabindra Sarobar and City Club Field, Mirpur.
Earlier, BCB said only eight thousand tickets are available for the opening ceremony. A big part of those tickets will be sent to the club officials, former cricketers, sponsors and government authorities. Five thousand tickets will be sold out to the general spectators.
In the opening ceremony, Bangladeshi singer James and Momtaz will perform in the musical event while Bollywood actors Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and singers Sonu Nigam and Kailash Kher will also perform at the grand opening ceremony.
Gazi tv, Maasranga tv and News24 will telecast the opening ceremony live.
Bangladesh right-arm pace Taskin Ahmed is optimistic to continue on a good form in the upcoming season of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) which is rebranded as Bangabandhu BPL to pay tribute to the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The 24-year-old pacer bagged 22 wickets in the last season of BPL in January this year. In a media interaction on Thursday, he said he is upbeat to continue on that form when he takes the field for Rangpur Rangers.
“I enjoy playing BPL more than any domestic events. In this league, we get the chance to play with the best players in the world, to the dressing room with share them. These things inspire me to perform well,” Taskin told the media.
“I’ll try to continue showing my better performance in BPL so that the Rangpur Rangers win riding on my performance,” Taskin added.
After tremendous bowling show in BPL earlier this year, Taskin got a call in the national team for New Zealand tour. But he had sustained a blow on his leg in the last match during his previous BPL team Sylhet Sixers which eventually prevented him to play for the Tigers.
“I’m doing well now. Injury is an integral part of a pacer’s life. We don’t have any control on that. But I need to try to manage my injuries well so that I can recover faster and get ready for the action,” Taskin further told the media.
Altogether, seven teams will fight for the title in this edition of BPL. Apart from the Rangers, the other teams are- Dhaka Plaaton, Chattogram Challengers, Rajshahi Royals, Khulna Tigers, Comilla Warriors and Sylhet Thunder.
Tickets of the grand opening ceremony of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), which features a concert, will be available from Friday at the ticket booths of Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium and Shaheed Suhrawardy National Indoor Stadium in Mirpur.
Apart from the booths, tickets will be he available at The Westin Dhaka (Gulshan), Fahim Music (Banani) and Cafe Eden (Gulshan). For the online buyers, the tickets are available at shohoz.com, paypoint.com.bd and gadgetbangla.com.
The seven-team special edition of the most prestigious T20 event of the country named after Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will kick off on Wednesday (December 11) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Along with the top Bangladeshi cricketers, many international cricket stars will show their cricketing prowess at the event.
Some 8,000 tickets for the gala opening ceremony of the Bangabandhu BPL 2019 scheduled for Sunday (December 8) at the home of Bangladesh Cricket will be released from Friday.
Of the total tickets, 3,000 will be distributed among the club officials, former cricketers and government authorities and other authorities as complementary. It means the BCB will actually sell only 5,000 tickets for the general spectators.
Sheikh Sohel, chairman of the BPL governing council, told media that they start selling tickets for the opening ceremony and concert for 8000 spectators on Friday.
“We’re arranging this programme for only 8000 people. We’re erecting a big stage in the outfield which means we’re unable to open every gallery for the spectators,” he said.
Sohel also said Bangladesh rock star James will perform in the event along with Momtaz. Besides, Bollywood stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sonu Nigam and Kailash Kher will perform in the event.
Prices of ticket are: On-ground seating – Tk 10,000.00, Grand Stand- Tk 2,500.00 and Club House -Tk 1,000.00 each.
Bangladesh Women’s cricket team earned a historic win over the Maldives by 249 runs in their third game of the ongoing 13th South Asian Games (SA Games) on Thursday at Pokhara, Nepal.
Bangladesh won the toss and batted first. They posted a mammoth total of 255 runs for two wickets in 20 overs against the most inexperienced team of the event- Maldives.
Shamima Sultana and Sanjida Islam departed early in the game scoring only 5 and 7 respectively. But in the third wicket stand, Nigar Sultana and Fargana Haque recorded a massive partnership of 236 runs.
Both of Nigar and Fargana hit the centuries and they were unbeaten at 113 and 110 respectively. Nigar hit 13 fours and three sixes in her innings while Fargana decorated her innings smashing 20 fours.
In reply, Maldives were wrapped in only for 6 runs in 12.1 overs. Seven out of their 11 batters failed to score any run in the match.
Ritu Moni bagged 3 wickets conceding only 1 run in 4 overs while captain Salma Khatun also scalped 3 wickets conceding two runs in 3.1 overs.
Puja Chakraborty and Nahida Akter took 1 wicket each while two batters of Maldives were dismissed run-out.
Eventually, Bangladesh won the game by a big margin of 249 runs.
Earlier, Bangladesh women beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets and Nepal by 10 wickets in their first two games. With Thursday’s win, Bangladesh ensured the final of the event which will be played on December 8 at the same venue.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) started selling tickets for the grand opening ceremony and concert of Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier Leauge (BPL) which will be held on December 8 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Sheikh Sohel, the chairman of BPL governing council told media that they have started selling tickets for the opening ceremony and concert for 8000 spectators.
But 3000 tickets will be sent to several club officials, former cricketers and government authorities as complementary. It means the BCB will sell only 5000 tickets for the general spectators, he said.
“We are arranging this program for only 8000 people. We are creating a big stage in the outfield which means we are unable to open every gallery for the spectators,” Sohel told the media.
He also said that Bangladesh rockstar James will perform in the event along with popstar Momtaz. Besides Bollywood stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sonu Nigam and KailashKher will also perform in the event.
The lowest price of the ticket is 1,000 BDT while the highest price is 10,000 BDT. The tickets can be bought from Shre-e-Bangla National Stadium, Shaheed Suhrawordy Indoor Stadium, The Westin Dhaka, Gulshan, Fahim Music, Banani and Cafe Eden, Gulshan. For the online buyers, the tickets are available at shohoz.com, paypoint.com.bd and gadgetbangla.com, confirmed BCB.
The special edition of BPL will kick off on December 11 at Sher-e-Bangla. A total of seven teams will be fighting for the title in this prestigious T20 event of the country.
Along with the top Bangladeshi cricketers, many international stars will also show their cricketing prowess at the event.