DHAKA: Dhaka Premier Cricket League 2012-13 has been postponed for fourth time till the end of August due to clubs reluctance in players’ recruitment programme.
The league was originally scheduled to be held in March of this year but Dhaka clubs’ unwillingness is the basic reason for the delay to take part in the recruitment programme before Eid-ul-Fitr.
However, it is supposed to be held in the second week of August.
Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM) chairman Jalal Yunus vowed that commencement date of the Premier League will not be delayed by too long.
He said that the clubs have asked us to hold the recruitment programme after Eid.
Yunus added that they wouldn’t be able to make payments during this time. But the league itself will only be delayed by three to four days because it will now most probably begin on September 2 instead of August 29.
“We hope to declare specific dates for the player recruitment programme and the start of the Premier Division Cricket League after the board meeting on July 29.”
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) faced criticism of the players’ representative body saying the hadn’t considered the effect the decision would have on the players.
Club sources said that some players were asking for too much money, so the players’ transfer system was changed, the new programme resembling the American draft system.
The Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League is Bangladesh’s top domestic one-day tournament, played between twelve Dhaka-based clubs.
Moreover, the board granted it List-A status this year, after the National Cricket League’s one-day tournament fell through for the last three seasons.