The fourth edition of Bangladesh Premier League is rescheduled to start from November 8th. The tournament is postponed because rain washed out four matches of November 4 and 5, it was expected that the matches to be played on the day following will also be abandoned.
As a result, BPL governing committee secretary Ismail Haider Mallick communicated their decision of rescheduling the league to the media on Saturday.
According to details, the tournament will commence from 8th of November as per the schedule announced earlier. The abandoned games of 5th and 6th November will also be played on the off-days kept in between the tournament.
Mallick said: “According to the bylaws, we can make the November 4 matches into rematches only if the franchises agree to it. Rangpur and Khulna have agreed for the rematch but we don’t have a decision from Comilla and Rajshahi, who were the teams in the tournament’s first match.
“We will try to reassign the five or six matches on November 10 and 14 and, if need be, we will hold three matches in a day. November 20 is also an option for the rescheduled matches.”
BCB vice-president Anam told that the games that have already washed out cannot be played again as it will be like changing the result of the match, which is not permissible.
“We have already postponed and rescheduled today’s and tomorrow’s [November 5 and 6] matches, but since yesterday’s matches have gone into the record book, we cannot legally change those results unless all the franchises agree on it,” Anam said. “We have left it to them to decide whether they want the one points each. We cannot do anything outside the law. The BCB cannot reverse the results of these two matches unless all the participating teams agree on the decision.”