|The Bangladesh Premier League 2012 (BPL) season will be the first season of the Bangladesh Premier League. The season will commence on the 9th of February with the final to be played on the 29th of February.
The competition will start with a double round robin group stage, in which each of the 6 teams will play against every other team twice. These matches will followed by two semi-finals and a final.
The highest wicket taker will win the purple cap for being the top wicket-taking bowler while the highest run scorer will win the orange cap for leading run-scorer in the tournament. Best young player will be awarded the best under-19 player award and the special award for Fair Play will be won by the team who will play most fairly throughout the tournament.
Matches will be held in Dhaka and Chittagong with a total of six franchises taking part. The franchises will represent Dhaka, Barisal, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Sylhet and Khulna divisions. The franchise auction was held on January 10 and the player auction will take place on 18 and 19 January. Each franchise will have to spend between US$2 million and US$5 million at the player auction.
On 21 December, the event Management Company bought the tournament title for six years for 44.33 million dollars, or at 354 crore taka.
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Last update : 2012-02-08 11:30:00