The fourth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League, BPL 2016-17 is scheduled to start from 4th November 2016 and will end on 9th December 2016. BPL T20 is Bangladesh domestic cricket tournament which is similar to IPL. The tournament helps Bangladeshi domestic cricketers and give the chance to learn from the internationals stars. The official BPL 2016 schedule with match fixtures with time, dates and venues are recently announced by BPL Governing Council.
All the franchises were allowed to retain two local players from the previous season, the two new franchises – Khulna Titans and Rajshahi Kings were given the chance to pick two each up front. While Khulna went for left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain and pacer Shafiul Islam, Rajshahi picked Nurul Hasan and allrounder Mehedi Hasan Miraz.
BPL 2016 season will feature total seven teams which include six teams from the previous season plus one new franchise from Khulna and Rajshahi. Apart from Khulna and Rajarshi, the other teams are Comilla Victorians, Barisal Bulls, Rangpur Riders, Dhaka Dynamites and Chittagong Vikings.
Bangladesh Premier League BPL 2016 Schedule
|04-11-2016||2:30 PM||Rajshahi Kings Vs Comilla Victorians||Dhaka|
|04-11-2016||7:00 PM||Khulna Titans Vs Rangpur Riders||Dhaka|
|05-11-2016||2:30 PM||Barisal Bulls Vs Chittagong Vikings||Dhaka|
|05-11-2016||7:00 PM||Dhaka Dynamites Vs Comilla Victorians||Dhaka|
|06-11-2016||2:30 PM||Rajshahi Kings Vs Rangpur Riders||Dhaka|
|06-11-2016||7:00 PM||Khulna Titans Vs Barisal Bulls||Dhaka|
|08-11-2016||2:30 PM||Barisal Bulls Vs Dhaka Dynamites||Dhaka|
|08-11-2016||7:00 PM||Comilla Victorians Vs Chittagong Vikings||Dhaka|
|09-11-2016||2:30 PM||Rajshahi Kings Vs Khulna Titans||Dhaka|
|09-11-2016||7:00 PM||Chittagong Vikings Vs Rangpur Riders||Dhaka|
|11-11-2016||2:30 PM||Barisal Bulls Vs Comilla Victorians||Dhaka|
|11-11-2016||7:00 PM||Rajshahi Kings Vs Dhaka Dynamites||Dhaka|
|12-11-2016||2:30 PM||Chittagong Vikings Vs Khulna Titans||Dhaka|
|12-11-2016||7:00 PM||Dhaka Dynamites Vs Rangpur Riders||Dhaka|
|13-11-2016||2:30 PM||Rajshahi Kings Vs Barisal Bulls||Dhaka|
|13-11-2016||7:00 PM||Khulna Titans Vs Comilla Victorians||Dhaka|
|17-11-2016||2:30 PM||Dhaka Dynamites Vs Chittagong Vikings||Chittagong|
|17-11-2016||7:00 PM||Rangpur Riders Vs Barisal Bulls||Chittagong|
|18-11-2016||2:30 PM||Rajshahi Kings Vs Chittagong Vikings||Chittagong|
|18-11-2016||7:00 PM||Rangpur Riders Vs Comilla Victorians||Chittagong|
|19-11-2016||2:30 PM||Khulna Titans Vs Dhaka Dynamites||Chittagong|
|19-11-2016||2:00 PM||Barisal Bulls Vs Chittagong Vikings||Chittagong|
|21-11-2016||2:30 PM||Rajshahi Kings Vs Dhaka Dynamites||Chittagong|
|21-11-2016||7:00 PM||Chittagong Vikings Vs Comilla Victorians||Chittagong|
|22-11-2016||2:30 PM||Rangpur Riders Vs Khulna Titans||Chittagong|
|22-11-2016||7:00 PM||Rajshahi Kings Vs Comilla Victorians||Chittagong|
|25-11-2016||2:30 PM||Rajshahi Kings Vs Rangpur Riders||Dhaka|
|25-11-2016||7:00 PM||Khulna Titans Vs Barisal Bulls||Dhaka|
|26-11-2016||2:30 PM||Dhaka Dynamites Vs Comilla Victorians||Dhaka|
|26-11-2016||7:00 PM||Rajshahi Kings Vs Khulna Titans||Dhaka|
|27-11-2016||2:30 PM||Dhaka Dynamites Vs Barisal Bulls
|27-11-2016||7:00 PM||Chittagong Vikings Vs Rangpur Riders||Dhaka|
|29-11-2016||2:30 PM||Barisal Bulls Vs Comilla Victorians||Dhaka|
|29-11-2016||7:00 PM||Chittagong Vikings Vs Khulna Titans||Dhaka|
|30-11-2016||2:30 PM||Dhaka Dynamites Vs Rangpur Riders||Dhaka|
|30-11-2016||7:00 PM||Rajshahi Kings Vs Barisal Bulls||Dhaka|
|02-12-2016||2:30 PM||Barisal Bulls Vs Rangpur Riders||Dhaka|
|02-12-2016||7:00 PM||Chittagong Vikings Vs Dhaka Dynamites||Dhaka|
|03-12-2016||2:30 PM||Khulna Titans Vs Comilla Victorians||Dhaka|
|03-12-2016||7:00 PM||Chittagong Vikings Vs Rajshahi Kings||Dhaka|
|04-12-2016||2:30 PM||Rangpur Riders Vs Comilla Victorians||Dhaka|
|04-12-2016||7:00 PM||Khulna Titans Vs Dhaka Dynamites||Dhaka|
|06-12-2016||2:30 PM||Eliminator (3rd vs 4th)||Dhaka|
|06-12-2016||7:00 PM||1st Qualifier (1st vs 2nd)||Dhaka|
|08-12-2016||7:00 PM||Semi Final||Dhaka|
Bangladesh Premier League 2016-17 Fixtures
The 2016 Bangladesh Premier League fixtures are now officially released by the BCB. The tournament will run 35 days long and it will attract some of the best cricketers on the planet. BPL T20 2016 final match will be played on 10th December 2016.
The first match of the BPL T20 2016 will be played between Rajshahi Kings and Comilla Victorians at the Dhaka on 4th November 2016. The top four teams from the group stage will qualify for the knockout stage which include semi-finals, an eliminator and final match.
The semi-final match of BPL 2016 will be played on 8th December 2016 while the big final will be played on 10th November 2016 in Dhaka.
BPL 2016 schedule are generally released one month before the tournament. Once the official will announce the schedule, we will update here on this page. BPL T20 2016 schedule is expected to release in the month of October. Here we will place the complete BPL 2016 schedule and match fixtures with time, date and venue.
Also Read: Bangladesh Premier League 2016-17 Squad
BPL T20 2016 Teams Squad
This season there will be a total seven teams who will Bangladeshi entertain cricket fans. This year, Sylhet Super Stars franchise was excluded from the tournament. Below is the complete BPL 2016 teams squad.
- Comilla Victorians
- Barisal Bulls
- Rangpur Riders
- Dhaka Dynamites
- Chittagong Vikings
- Khulna (TBA)
- Rajshahi (TBA)
Comilla Victorians : Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (Icon), Liton Kumar das, Imrul Kayes, Sohel Tanvir, Ashar Zaidi, Emad Wasim, Nuan Kulasekara, Khalid Latif, Tesara Perera, Shahzib Hasan, Najmul Islam Shanto, Mohammad Al-Amin, Md Saifuddin, Nahidul Islam, Jeson Holder, Nazmul Hasan Shanto, Shahzaib Hasan, Nabil Samad, Mohammad Sharif, Jasim Uddin, Rasel Al Mamun, Shoikat Ali, Jeson Holder
Khulna Titans : Mahmudullah Riyad (Icon), Shafiul Islam, Mosharrof Rubel, Nicholas Pooran (WI U-19), Kevon Cooper (WI), Riki Wessels (ENG), Mohammad Asgar (PAK A team), Lendl Simmons (WI),Benny Howell (ENG), Ben Laughlin (AUS), Ariful Haque (Local), Shuvagoto Hom, Md Abdul Majid (BCB XI), Saidur Rahman (Local), Alok Kapali, Andre Fletcher (WI), Junaid Khan (PAK), Md Hasanuzzaman (Local), Ariful Haque (Local), Nur Hossain Saddam (LOcal), Naeem Islam jr, Abdul Halim (Local)
Rangpur Raiders : Soumya Sarkar (Icon), Arafat Sunny, Mohammad Mithun, Sharjeel Khan (PAK),Shahid Afridi (PAK), Mohammad Shahzad (AFG), Babar Azam (PAK), Dasun Shanaka (SRI), Richard Gleeson (ENG), Gidron Pope (WI), Nasir Jamshed (PAK), Rubel Hossain, Sachithra Senanayake (SRI), Sohag Gazi, Naeem Islam, Ziaur Rahman, Pinak Ghosh (BAN U-19), Mehrab Hossain Jossy (Local), Mukhtar Ali, Shahbaz Chouhan (Local), Gihan Rupasinghe (SRI)
Rajshahi Kings : Sabbir Rahman (Icon), Mehedi Hasan Miraj (U-19 Captain), Nurul Hasan Sohan, Darren Summy (WI), Milinda Siriwardana (SRI), Mohammad Sami (PAK), Upul Tharanga (SRI), Farhad Reza, Ibadat Hossain, Mominul Haque, Najmul Hasan opu (Local), Samit Patel (ENG), Raqibul Hasan, Abul Hasan, Salman Hossain (Local), Roni Talukdar
Chittagong Vikings : Tamim Iqbal (Icon), Anamul Haque Bijoy, Taskin Ahmed, Chris Gayle (WI),Shoaib Malik (PAK), Dwayne Smith (WI), Chaturanga de Silva (SRI), Grant Elliot (NZ), Mohammad Nabi (AFG), Imran Khan Jr (PAK), Subashis Roy (A team), Yasir Ali Chowdhury (BAN U-19), Abdur Razzak, Jahirul Islam, Jeavan Mendis (SRI), Nazmul Hossain Milon (Local), Tymal Mills, Md Shohidul Islam (Local), Zakir Hasan (BAN U-19), Jubair Hossain (A team)
Barishal Bulls : Mushfiqur Rahim (Icon), Taijul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Dilshan Munabera (SRI), Carlos Brathwaite (WI), Mohammad Nawaz (PAK A team), Monir Hossain Khan (Local), Shamsur Rahmam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi (A team), Abu Haider Rony, Nadeef Chowdhury, Josh Cobb, Carlon Brathwaite, Mehedi Hasan, Shahriar Nafees
Dhaka Dynamites: Shakib Al Hasan (Icon), Nasir Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Kumar Sangakkara,Mahela Jawabardane, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Rovi Bopara, Evin Lewis, Seekkuge Prasanna (SRI), Sanjamul Islam (BCB XI), Wayne Parnell (RSA), Alauddin Babu (BAN A team), Mehedi Maruf (BAN U-19), Suhrawadi Shuvo, Mohammad Sharif, Tanveer Haider Khan (BCB XI), Imran Shukkur (Local), Usama Mir (PAK)
In the last season of Bangladesh Premier League, players were divided into four grades. The players belong to A grade got 70,000 USD while B grade players got $50,000. The players who are in C and D grade got 40000 and 30000 respectively. The fees of international players depend upon the team owners.
Bangladesh Premier League 2016 Venues
The T20 cricket tournament is expected to be held in four venues of Bangladesh including Dhaka, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, and Khulna.
|Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium||Fatullah Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium||Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium|
|Capacity: 22,000||Capacity: 30,760||Capacity: 22,000|
|MA Aziz Stadium||Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium||Sylhet Divisional Stadium|
|Capacity: 30,000||Capacity: 15,000||Capacity: 22,000|