The Bangladesh Championship League, the second-tier contest after the Bangladesh Premier League, will kick off in the first week of February 2021.
The decision came up at the first meeting of the Bangladesh Football Federation's professional football league committee on Saturday.
The meeting was held online with the committee head Abdus Salam Murshedy MP at the chair.
The first registration window for player transfer will be open from December 7 to January 7.
When the league ends, the Bangladesh Football Federation will arrange a U18 tournament with the participation of the championship league teams.
The top team of the league will be entitled to play in the premier league from next season, while the bottom two will be relegated to the lower division league.
Captain of Bangladesh National Football team Jamal Bhuiyan, now in Doha with the team, in a video message on Thursday said that Argentine football legend Maradona would always remain in our heart.
Diego Maradona, who turned 60 at the end of last October, suffered a heart attack on Wednesday that led to cardiorespiratory arrest. He died at his home on the northern outskirts of Buenos Aires in Argentina.
Soccer fans from all over the world are paying tribute to Maradona with Argentina leading the way by declaring three days of national mourning for its football legend.
Like milllions of soccer fans, all members of Bangladesh National Football Team, including captain Jamal Bhuiyan, were shocked at the death of Diego Maradona.
"The death of Maradona is a huge loss for football. It's very shocking news for football lovers from all over the world, specially those who played football and are now playing football," Jamal Bhuiyan said.
"It was a very shocking day for a large number of Maradona and Argentine fans in Bangladesh, who will never forget his brilliance, skill and contributions to football," he added.
President of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) and legendary footballer Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin has tested positive for Covid-19.
Kazi Salahuddin, who was elected BFF president for the 4th consecutive term recently, received the test report on Wednesday night.
The BFF boss, who had some mild symptoms of Covid-19, immediately went into self-isolation and will remain in quarantine for the next few days.
The BFF in a media release on Thursday requested everyone to pray for the speedy recovery of Kazi Salahuddin.
Meanwhile, the Briitish Head coach of Bangladesh National Football team Jamie Day tested Covid-19 positive for the fourth consecutive time on Thursday, making his Qatar trip uncertain.
Jamie Day, who missed Qatar trip with Bangladesh Football team on Novermber 19 due to Coronavirus, will undergo another test next Sunday. The result of the test will decide whether he will able go Qatar to join the Bangladesh team there.
The world paid tribute to the late Diego Maradona on Wednesday, with Argentina leading the way by declaring three days of national mourning for its football legend.
Monuments and landmarks in the country's capital Buenos Aires were to be illuminated starting Wednesday with the colors of the Argentinian flag in his honor, with the light show to be repeated each night of mourning.
Maradona, who turned 60 at the end of October, suffered a heart attack on Wednesday that led to cardiorespiratory arrest. He died at his home on the northern outskirts of Buenos Aires.
Maradona will be given a state funeral at Casa Rosada, Argentina's presidential headquarters, starting Thursday.
More than a million people are expected to attend, according to a government spokesperson, who added social distancing measures would be observed so fans could safely bid farewell to their football hero.
Argentina's president Alberto Fernandez told public television: "I want all Argentinians who want to say goodbye to him to be able to do so."
Latin American leaders joined in remembering the football icon, with the president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, recalling that Maradona experienced "his stellar moment" as a football player in Mexico.
Maradona led Argentina's national team to glory at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico with an outstanding performance in which he scored two of the most memorable goals in football history during a quarterfinal match against England.
"Because of him, I found the charm in this sport," Lopez Obrador said via Twitter, where he also posted an image of Maradona carrying the 1986 World Cup trophy.
Bolivia's former president Evo Morales remembered Maradona as a champion not just of football, but of the rights of the less privileged.
"With a pain in my soul I have learned of the death of my soul brother, Diego Armando Maradona. A person who felt and fought for the humble, the best football player in the world," tweeted Morales.
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro also lamented his death, calling Maradona "a brother and unconditional friend of Venezuela."
Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza echoed that sentiment, describing the footballer as "a man of the people" who "assumed his infinite talent and his failings with unmatched courage."
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Argentina's media paid homage to the life of Diego Maradona following his death from a heart attack on Wednesday.
Buenos Aires-based daily Clarin said the 60-year-old was found dead in his bed at 11.30am and that several ambulance crews failed to resuscitate him.
"The only thing that Maradona was able to do like a normal person was die," it said, under the headline "World Upheaval: Diego Armando Maradona has died".
It reported that major Buenos Aires landmarks, such as the Obelisk, the planetarium and the Lezama palace, were illuminated in the colors of Argentina's flag on Wednesday night as a mark of respect.
Rival newspaper La Nacion said football had provided a refuge for Maradona amid his long battle with drug and alcohol dependence.
"It didn't matter if it was hell outside. When he walked onto the pitch he forgot his worries," it said.
Jorge Valdano, who was Maradona's teammate in the Argentina side that won the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, said Maradona had struggled with the public spotlight like few other footballers before him or since.
"There is something perverse about a life in which dreams are fulfilled and Diego suffered the generosity of his destiny like no one else," Valdano wrote in a column published in La Nacion.
Valdano quoted Maradona's former physical trainer, Fernando Signorini, who once said: "With Diego I would go to the end of the world, but with Maradona I wouldn't even go to the corner shop."
The Ole sports newspaper ran the headline, "Long live Diego," adding that Maradona's profound impact on all walks of life in Argentina made him eternal. "He will never finish writing his story. He is alive," it said.
TNT Sports said a wake for the former Napoli and Boca Juniors star would be held at the Casa Rosada presidential palace on Thursday and Friday. It cited estimates from officials that the event would attract more than a million mourners.
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