BCB is feeling the pressure this BPL



BCB is feeling the pressure this BPL

BCB is feeling the pressure this BPL

January 24, 2022  Authorbet365baji

The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), now in its seventh season, will be the first to be held since the pandemic began, and it has already been affected. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has confirmed that the initial round of tests before teams reached their lodgings yielded "a few positive cases," and considering that testing will continue until the competition begins today, more disappointing news cannot be excluded.

This season of the BPL is crucial for Bangladesh, especially after their disappointing performance in the T20 World Cup last year. A high-profile home event becomes a prime testing ground with another on the horizon in Australia.

It's also critical for the BCB to host its first BPL in two years, given that it's brought in over US$ 23 million in earnings since 2012 and is undoubtedly their most expensive product. That hasn't stopped the BCB from tinkering with the event's model or format, which has occasionally harmed the league's image. With the increased dangers of a pandemic, all of this implies that there is almost no room for error.

The pandemic itself is the most serious challenge. Between January 1 and January 19, the daily case count in Bangladesh increased 25-fold, indicating an Omicron outbreak.

So far, the BCB has expressed confidence in the situation. Instead of biobubbles, a managed event environment technology will be used, allowing all BPL players to freely travel about the competition hotels and training centers at the 3 venues.

In the end, how franchises manage their own venues will be the most important factor. To guarantee that the right procedures are followed, the BCB has assigned a Covid-19 compliance supervisor to each hotel. In addition, the BPL now has a template to work with: Despite roughly 40 positive cases during the current season, Australia's Big Bash League has continued to operate, with constant changes to the schedule and venues.

This season, in controlled surroundings and, critically, empty seats, this may not be as much excitement. The BCB is adhering to government directives by not allowing spectators at the tournament. However, that doesn't rule out the possibility that the BPL will be the focus of Bangladeshi cricket again.