The Sylhet Sixers urged for continuity and a sustainable tournament model during an ongoing series of discussions between the franchises and the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Governing Council, which came to an end at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.
“We spoke of the grounds and match officials. We also spoke about the revenue like the majority of the teams. We are now to provide a written proposal to the BCB [Bangladesh Cricket Board] which will not only mention revenue signing but also direct signing of the players, players’ retention policy for this year and years to follow,” Sylhet Sixers chief executive officer Yasir Obaid told reporters.
“What we basically want continuity and a sustainable BPL model. The franchises spend a lot to run the teams and it will be quite a difficult job to run the team for the next four years. But we are all working together to make this entire tournament successful like it has been in the past. Going ahead it is important to have a fixed schedule given we have the FTP till 2023. BCB should now be able to let us know when the tournament can be held in coming years. When BPL clashes with other tournaments, it becomes difficult for us to plan and also get good players,” he added.
The BPL Governing Council will now make their observations and once again sit for a common meeting with the franchises before drafting an agreement to complete the renewal procedure.
Amongst the seven franchises which featured last season, only Chittagong is in need of new owners as DBL Group decided to discontinue their ownership of the franchise.
The seventh edition of the BPL is scheduled to begin on December 6 while the players’ draft is scheduled to take place by the end of September or early October.