The Bangladesh Premier League season 5 or BPL 2017 is upcoming T20 cricket league based on the seven cities of Bangladesh. After the BPL governing council meeting, it is confirmed that the BPL 2017 tournament will start from November 2. For the fifth edition of the BPL, Shylet franchise came back but teams will remain seven only as Barisal Bulls is out of the BPL for not paying the tournament fees. Ahead of this big league, here is BPL 2017 schedule, teams and players list.
Many international players are expected to be part of Bangladesh Premier League 2017. As per reports, Pakistan’s Champions Trophy hero Hassan Ali along with Fahim Ashraf, Imran Khan Jr and Shoaib Malik would play in the BPL 2017. All the teams have already selected their icon players for the upcoming season of the league.
BPL 2017 Schedule (Bangladesh Premier League)
The BPL 2017 is scheduled to start on 2nd November and would end on 7th December with the final match. In the T20 league, each team face each other twice in the group stage and top four teams advance to the playoffs. One elimination match and two qualifiers are played in the BPL. You can find full BPL time table here.
As per official announcement, the BPL 2017 draft to be held on 16 September 2017 where a team must have minimum 10 local players in their squad. As per new rule, teams of BPL can play 5 overseas players in a match. 2017 BPL tickets will go on sale from October 2017.
BPL 2017 Teams
|1||Chittagong Vikings||Chittagong||TBD||Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium|
|2||Comilla Victorians||Comilla||Tamim Iqbal||TBA|
|3||Dhaka Dynamites||Dhaka||Shakib Al Hasan||Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium|
|4||Khulna Titans||Khulna||Mahmudullah||Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium|
|5||Rajshahi Kings||Rajshahi||Mushfiqur Rahim||TBA|
|6||Rangpur Riders||Rangpur||Mashrafe Mortaza||TBA|
|7||Surma Sixers Sylhet||Sylhet||Kane Williamson||Sylhet International Cricket Stadium|
After the exclusion of Barisal Bulls, there are total seven teams who will battle for the BPL 2017 title – Chittagong Vikings, Comilla Victorians, Dhaka Dynamites, Khulna Titans, Rajshahi Kings, Rangpur Riders and Surma Sixers Sylhet.
Bangladesh Premier League 2017 Players List
The complete squads and players list of BPL 2017 teams will be confirmed after the BPL auction. All the teams have selected their icon player for the season. Mashrafe Mortaza has been picked by Rangpur Riders while Comilla Victorians have signed Tamim Iqbal. Khulna Titans and Dhaka Dynamites have selected Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan as their icons players. Mushfiqur Rahim is expected to rope with Rajshahi Kings for the fifth edition of Bangladesh Premier League.
Meanwhile, see the last year’s schedule of Bangladesh Premier League.
|1||8 November||2PM||Comilla Victorians v Chittagong Vikings|
|2||8 November||7PM||Barisal Bulls Vs Dhaka Dynamites|
|3||9 November||2PM||Khulna Titans v Rajshahi Kings|
|4||9 November||7:15PM||Rangpur Riders v Chittagong Vikings|
|5||10 November||7 PM||Khulna Titans Vs Rangpur Riders|
|6||11 November||2:30PM||Comilla Victorians v Barisal Bulls|
|7||11 November||7:15PM||Dhaka Dynamites v Rajshahi Kings|
|8||12 November||2PM||Chittagong Vikings v Khulna Titans|
|9||12 November||7 PM||Rangpur Riders v Dhaka Dynamites|
|10||13 November||2PM||Barisal Bulls v Rajshahi Kings|
|11||13 November||7PM||Comilla Victorians v Khulna Titans|
|12||14 November||2PM||Barisal Bulls Vs Chittagong Vikings|
|13||14 November||7PM||Dhaka Dynamites Vs Comilla Victorians|
|14||17 November||2PM||Dhaka Dynamites v Chittagong Vikings|
|15||17 November||7PM||Rangpur Riders Vs Barisal Bulls|
|16||18 November||2:30PM||Chittagong Vikings vs Rajshahi Kings|
|17||18 November||7:15PM||Comilla Victorians vs Rangpur Riders|
|25||25 November||2:30PM||Rangpur Riders v Rajshahi Kings|
|26||25 November||7:15PM||Barisal Bulls v Khulna Titans|
|35||30 November||7 pm||Rajshahi Kings Vs Comilla Victorians|
|36||2 December||7PM||Barisal Bulls v Rajshahi Kings|
|37||2 December||2:30PM||Rangpur Riders v Barisal Bulls|
|38||2 December||7:15PM||Dhaka Dynamites v Chittagong Vikings|
|39||3 December||2PM||Comilla Victorians v Khulna Titans|
|40||3 December||7 PM||Chittagong Vikings v Rajshahi Kings|
|41||4 December||2PM||Comilla Victorians v Rangpur Riders|
|42||4 December||7PM||Dhaka Dynamites v Khulna Titans|
|43||6 December||2PM||Eliminator (3rd vs 4th)|
|44||6 December||7PM||1st Qualifier|
|45||7 December||7PM||2nd Qualifier|