|Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in Bangladesh, based on the format of the Indian Premier League. The first edition of the tournament will start on 10 February 2012 with six franchises consisting of players from around the world.
After watching the success of Indian Premier League IPL the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) decided to organize its own professional T20 league with a simillar concept.
The BCB selected Game On from three Indians firms who had submitted a financial offer to manage the tournament. BCB spokesman Jalal Yunus said: "Initially Game On will deposit the proportionate amount of guaranteed money for two seasons to our account," he said after an emergency BCB meeting. Twenty20 cricket is becoming increasingly popular in Bangladesh since neighboring India launched the IPL four years ago.
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