Two years before the start of the new cricketing season, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan harshly criticised the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), highlighting the lack of timely player draughts and improper scheduling that leads to the clashes with other T20 leagues. Shakib Al Hasan’s comments came two years before the beginning of the new cricketing season.
The all-rounder stated that he would have made sure that the player’s draught took place on time and that the schedule would not cause any conflicts with the schedules of other leagues.
Shakib stated, with a reference to the Bollywood film titled “Nayak,” that he would completely transform the league if he were given the position of CEO.
“If they named me the CEO of BPL, it would take one or two months for me to make all of the necessary corrections. I am assuming that you have seen the movie Nayak. One day is all you need to do anything you set your mind to.
I would be responsible for the timely completion of the player draught and auction and would run the BPL in my spare time. We shall be equipped with every cutting-edge piece of technology. There will be high-quality broadcasting as well as venues both at home and on the road “Shakib was the subject of a comment from ESPNCricinfo.
As a result of the BPL taking its sweet time in choosing owners for each of the seven franchises, the players’ draught was pushed back to November 23. During this time period, two additional new Twenty20 International leagues, the SA20 of South Africa and the ILT20 of the United Arab Emirates, were successful in recruiting the majority of the top-tier players.
The celebrated Bangladeshi all-rounder is dissatisfied with the fact that even those players who signed contracts with the BPL will not be available for the duration of the entire season.
“If we are willing to do it, I don’t see what could possibly stop us from doing it (to correct things). In the event that we are prepared to do so, I do not see any reason why the DRS, the draught, or the auction shouldn’t take place three months in advance, and I also don’t see why the teams shouldn’t be confirmed two months in advance.
Only one or two of the players will be available for each match. Nobody really knows how long they will be available, if they even do “explained Shakib.
The all-rounder suggested that the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) might not be as good as the Dhaka Premier League (DPL), which is the one-day international (ODI) competition that has been going on in the country for for half a century.
“According to what I read in the press, the jersey is not yet ready. The scenario is a complete disaster. Perhaps our DPL has better organisational skills. They are able to make the necessary preparations in advance. They have already decided on the members of their team. Every DPL squad is aware of who will play against whom and where for the upcoming edition “explained Shakib.
“We do not have a good understanding of what is occurring in the BPL. It won’t begin till the beginning of the BPL matches. The competition will get under way on January 6th. Before that point, there is no BPL. Everyone has been practising on their own up until this point “he added.
In Bangladesh, where cricket is by far the most popular sport, Shakib was critical of the lack of marketing for the Bangladesh Premier League.
“We were never able to establish a market, thus therefore there is no market. If we had been able to bring something of value to this market, it would have been a far larger one. Cricket is played over the entirety of this nation, even in the most remote of communities “Shakib has been highlighted.
“Since it is such a well-liked sport in this country of 160–180 million people, I find it hard to think that there is no potential customer base for cricket here. When it comes to marketing, it is a monumental disaster “he added.
According to Shakib, the performances in this competition do not carry the same weight as those in the Pakistan Super League or the Caribbean Premier League.
“They provide a list of nations in which the BPL is broadcast on television, but very few people actually tune in to watch the event. An uncapped player can earn a call-up to the national team if they perform well in the PSL or CPL.
When they are competing in the BPL, this occurrence never takes place. It is quite disheartening to see that we have not progressed beyond this point “Shakib came to the conclusion.