The fifth season of Bangladesh Premier League will start on Saturday 4th November. This is the premium tournament for Bangladesh Cricket Board.
The tournament has slowly started making the profit with some high profile names taking part in the BPL. Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Shakib ul Hasan are some influential names in world cricket which are a part of the 5th season of BPL.
The previous four season was successful according to Bangladesh Cricket Board. The tournament now starts making profit slowly. With four successful seasons, it is hoped that tournament would attract more fan base all over the cricketing playing world.
The Bangladesh Premier League clashes with Global T20 league of South Africa before, when Cricket South Africa also scheduled their maiden Global T20 League in November. But because South African Board fails to fixed broadcasting deal, the tournament was postponed to the next year. That was the big relief for Bangladesh Premier League as the case when two important and big league collide with each other then it would never be an ideal condition for any league.
Anyway, the tournament now entering its fifth season. 6 teams put their hard work to win the tournament. Last season champion Dhaka Dynamites looks good in this season too. Sunil Narine, Shakib ul Hasan, Kumar Sangakkara are some big names Dhaka Gladiator will bank upon.
The first match of BPL season 5 will be played between Sylhet Sixers and Dhaka Dynamites in Sylhet. Sylhet Sixers was not the part of the previous season. So in this season they also want to win the trophy. Sylhet also has some good names in their team including Sabbir Rahman, Babar Azam, Plunkett, Fletcher.
BPL also have some changes for this season. BPL governing body allowed 5 foreign players to be played in a playing XI for a team.