Zohaib Ahmed is a sports journalist whose profession is to report and edit but whose passion is to predict and bet. He’s been in the industry for more than a decade and has worked/written for various bookmakers/tipsters. His expertise is in cricket, football, MMA, boxing and basketball.
In modern cricket, it has become almost impossible for boards to survive just on international assignments. A franchise-based T20 league is a must-have – even more so for authorities of smaller countries that are stretched for finances.
It’s a no-brainer then that the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) also has a 20-over league, which they have been staging every year since 2012 – except for 2020 when the pandemic did not allow them to (more on this later).
Called the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), this T20 competition has the same story as most of its peers albeit a few unique hiccups. Struggling for money, talent and inspiration, the BCB, in 2012, revamped the existing National Cricket League Twenty20 and voila! The BPL came into existence.