Bangladesh Premier League BPL T20 2015 was started on 20th November, 2015. This was the third season of this heavily exciting tournament. The first and second season champion was Dhaka Gladiators. However, the third season has been won by the new team Comilla Victorians.
BPL T20 2015 SUMMARY:
Champion: Comilla Victorians
Prize Money: 2,00,00,000/= BDT
Runners Up: Barisal Bulls
Prize Money: 75,00,000/= BDT
Player Of The Final: Alok Kapali
Most Valuable Bangladeshi Player: Abu Hider Rony
Player Of The Tournament: Ashar Zaidi
Winning Captain: Mashrafe Mortaza (Hat-trick of BPL Championship as captain)
BPL T20 2015 POINTS TABLE:
N.B: BB=BARISAL BULLS, CHV=CHITTAGONG VIKINGS, COV=COMILLA VICTORIANS, DD=DHAKA DYNAMITES, RR=RANGPUR RIDERS, SS=SYLHET SUPERSTARS, PLD=PLAYED, W=WIN, L=LOSS, T=TIE, NR=NO RESULT, PTS=POINTS, NRR=NET RUN RATE.
MOST RUNS IN BPL T20 2015
1. Kumar Sangakkara (DD) = 349 Runs
2. Imrul Kayes (COV) = 312 Runs
3. Tamim Iqbal (CHV) = 298 Runs
4. Mahmudullah (BB) = 279 Runs
5. Tillekaratne Dilshan (CHV) = 260 Runs
6. Lendle Simmons (RR) = 221 Runs
7. Ashar Zaidi (COV) = 215 Runs
8. Jahurul Islam (RR) = 205 Runs
9. Ahmed Shehzad (COV) = 204 Runs
10. Nasir Hossain (DD) = 193 Runs
MOST WICKETS IN BPL T20 2015
1. Kevin Cooper (BB) = 22 Wickets
2. Abu Hider (COV) = 21 Wickets
3. Thisara Perera (RR) = 18 Wicketds
4. Shakib Al Hasan (RR) = 18 Wickets
5. Ashar Zaidi (COV) = 17 Wickets
6. Al-Amin Hossain (BB) = 17 Wickets
7. Mosharraf Hossain (DD) = 16 Wickets
8. Arafat Sunny (RR) = 16 Wickets
9. Mohammad Amir (CHV) = 14 Wickets
10. Mustafizur Rahman (DD) = 14 Wickets
BPL T20 2015 FIXTURE:
BPL T20 2015 was held from 20th November to 15th December. On 20th November, the opening ceremony was held on the Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka. The first match was held on 22th November. Most of the matches was held at Mirpur, Dhaka. Some of the matches was held at Chittagong.
The opening match and the final match was held at Mirpur, Dhaka. The first match of the day as started at 2 p.m. and was ended at around 5:20 p.m. The last match was started at 6:45 p.m in the evening and continued till 10:05 p.m at night. The innings was ended in 90 minutes. There was a 20 minutes gap in between the two innings of a match. All the timings given here are Bangladesh Standard Time (BST).
The total match number of BPL T20 2015 is 34. The top 4 teams out of the 6 teams played the semi-finals after playing the group matches. The 1st and 2nd teams played the first semifinal match. The winner of this match played the final match directly. The 3rd and the 4th teams played the eliminator match. The winner of this match played in the second semifinal match against the loser team of the first semifinal. The winner of the second semifinal played the final match against the winner of the first semifinal match. The fixture of BPL T20 2015 is available now. You are getting the full fixture with teams, captains and venues right here in maxbangla.com.
|DATE||TIME||TEAMS||RESULT||PLAYER OF THE MATCH|
|22/11/2015||2:00 P.M.||RR vs CHV||RR by 2 Wickets||Misbah-ul-Haq|
|22/11/2015||6:45 P.M.||DD vs COV||DD by 6 Wickets||Abul Hasan|
|23/11/2015||2:00 P.M.||SS vs CHV||CHV by 1 Run||Shafiul Islam|
|23/11/2015||6:45 P.M.||RR vs BB||BB by 13 Runs||Kevin Cooper|
|24/11/2015||2:00 P.M.||COV vs CHV||COV by 7 Wickets||Mashrafe Mortaza|
|24/11/2015||6:45 P.M.||SS vs BB||BB by 1 Run||Al-Amin Hossain|
|25/11/2015||2:00 P.M.||RR vs DD||RR by 69 Runs||Shakib Al Hasan|
|25/11/2015||6:45 P.M.||COV vs BB||COV by 8 Wickets||Nuwan Kulasekara|
|26/11/2015||2:00 P.M.||SS vs RR||RR by 6 Runs||Shakib Al Hasan|
|26/11/2015||6:45 P.M.||CHV vs DD||DD by 8 Wickets||Shadman Islam|
|27/11/2015||2:00 P.M.||COV vs RR||COV by 9 Wickets||Marlon Samuels|
|27/11/2015||6:45 P.M.||SS vs DD||DD by 34 Runs||Kumar Sangakkara|
|30/11/2015||2:00 P.M.||BB vs CHV||BB by 33 Runs||Kevin Cooper|
|30/11/2015||6:45 P.M.||COV vs SS||SS by 4 Wickets||Ravi Bopara|
|1/12/2015||2:00 P.M.||RR vs CHV||RR by 9 Wickets||Soumya Sarkar|
|1/12/2015||6:30 P.M.||BB vs DD||BB by 9 Wickets||Evin Lewis|
|2/12/2015||2:00 P.M.||COV vs DD||COV by 10 Runs||Ashar Zaidi|
|2/12/2015||6:30 P.M.||SS vs CHV||CHV by 10 Wickets||Tillekaratne Dilshan|
|3/12/2015||2:00 P.M.||RR vs BB||BB by 6 Wickets (D/L)||Al-Amin Hossain|
|3/12/2015||6:30 P.M.||COV vs CHV||COV by 5 Wickets||Shoaib Malik|
|6/12/2015||2:00 P.M.||BB vs SS||SS by 9 Wickets||Junaid Siddique|
|6/12/2015||6:30 P.M.||DD vs RR||RR by 6 Wickets||Jahurul Islam|
|7/12/2015||2:00 P.M.||COV vs BB||COV by 7 Wickets||Ahmed Shehzad|
|7/12/2015||6:30 P.M.||SS vs RR||RR by 8 Wickets||Arafat Sunny|
|8/12/2015||6:30 P.M.||DD vs CHV||DD by 45 Runs||Mosharraf Hossain|
|8/12/2015||6:30 P.M.||COV vs RR||RR by 21 Runs||Jahurul Islam|
|9/12/2015||2:00 P.M.||SS vs DD||SS by 6 Wickets||Ravi Bopara|
|9/12/2015||6:30 P.M.||BB vs CHV||BB by 8 Wickets||Chris Gayle|
|10/12/2015||2:00 P.M.||COV vs SS||COV by 71 Runs||Ahmed Shehzad|
|10/12/2015||6:30 P.M.||BB vs DD||BB by 2 Wickets||Rayan Emrit|
|12/12/2015||2:00 P.M.||SF 1 (COV vs RR)||COV by 72 Runs||Ashar Zaidi|
|12/12/2015||6:30 P.M.||ELIMINATOR (BB vs DD)||BB by 18 Runs||Al-Amin Hossain|
|13/12/2015||6:30 P.M.||2ND SF (RR vs BB)||BB by 5 Wickets||Sabbir Rahman|
|15/12/2015||6:30 P.M.||FINAL (COV vs BB)||COV by 3 Wickets||Alok Kapali|
HISTORY OF BPL:
Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) was started first in 2012. The tournament was inspired by the Indian Premier League (IPL). In the first tournament, 6 franchises participated corresponding to the 6 divisions of Bangladesh. They were: Dhaka Gladiators, Duronto Rajshahi, Chittagong Kings, Barisal Burners, Khulna Royal Bengals and Sylhet Royals. The second season was even more exciting by the addition of another team Rangpur Riders. Mashrafe Mortaza led Dhaka Gladiators to glory on both occasions. Barisal Burners were the runners-up in 2012 and Chittagong Kings were the runners-up in 2013. BPL didn’t occur for more than 2 years. So, this season will be even more exciting one.
BPL-2 & MATCH FIXING:
The third season of BPL was postponed due to the match fixing issue done by some cricketers including one of the best talents of Bangladesh, Mohammad Ashraful. He was found guilty in fixing a match between Dhaka Gladiators and Chittagong Royals. ICC’s Anti-Corruption & Security Unit (ACSU) investigated the match and found some serious fixing issues in it. Mohammad Ashraful confessed in front of the media with a crying face. Still BCB banned Mohammad Ashraful for 8 years, which was reduced later to 5 years including 2 years of the pardonable ban. This means Mohammad Ashraful will be allowed to play the international matches from 13th August, 2016. He has been confirmed that he will not play the BPL 3.
BPL T20 2015 was held among 6 teams. There was no team for Rajshahi and Khulna this time. Comilla was the new team for the BPL 3. Here are the teams for BPL T20 2015 along with their owners.
- Barisal Bulls [Axiom Group]
- Chittagong Vikings [DBL Group]
- Comilla Victorians [Royal Sporting Limited]
- Dhaka Dynamites [Beximco Group]
- Rangpur Riders [I Sports Limited]
- Sylhet Superstars [Alif Group]
THEME SONGS OF BPL T20 2015:
RANGPUR RIDERS THEME SONG
SYLHET SUPERSTARS THEME SONG
BPL-3 ICON CRICKETERS:
6 players were selected by BCB as the Icon Players. They represented 6 teams and most of them were the captains of their teams. The players were selected and their teams were selected by lottery. So, the Icon Cricketers for the BPL T20 2015 were:
- Mahmudullah Riyad (Barisal Bulls)
- Tamim Iqbal (Chittagong Kings)
- Mashrafe Mortaza (Comilla Victorians)
- Nasir Hossain (Dhaka Dynamites)
- Shakib Al Hasan (Rangpur Riders)
- Mushfiqur Rahim (Sylhet Superstars)
RULES OF BPL T20 2015:
The points will be allocated after the completion of each match as follows: Win = 2 Points Tie/No Result = 1 Points Loss = 0 Points Position of the teams in the Knock-out table will be determined by the follows serially: 1. Points 2. Number Of Wins 3. Net Run Rate If 2 teams finish with the equal points in the table, then the team which won the matches played between those two teams, will be positioned above the loser team. If both the teams have one win each, then the Net Run Rate will be considered and the team with the higher NRR will be placed above the other team. If 3 or more teams finish with the equal points in the table, then the team/teams which won the maximum number of matches in between those equal teams, will be positioned above the other teams. If still two or more teams have equal numbers of wins, then the Net Run Rate will be considered and the teams will be positioned according to the NRR. If two or more teams still have equal NRR (nearly impossible), then those teams will be positioned by the drawing of lots. If the semi-finals, eliminator or final match can’t be completed with a minimum number of overs (decided by the match officials) or a tie occurs, then one over eliminator will take place. If the teams still face a tie in the one over eliminator, then the winner will be decided by the toss of a coin. NET RUN RATE: The Net Run Rate is the ratio of two numbers. The numerator is the average number of runs scored by that team per over in all the matches it played. The denominator is the average number of runs scored by the other teams against that team in all the matches it played. So, Net Run Rate = (Total Runs Scored / Total Overs Faced) – (Total Runs Conceded /Total Overs Bowled) If a team is all out before 20 overs, then the calculation will still consider 20 overs for both the teams. That means, if a team makes 100 runs for 10 wickets in 18 overs, the average runs per over will be calculated as 100/20, not 100/18. And the opposition team’s calculation will be with 20 overs also. Net Run Rate will be calculated for the completed matches only where results can be achieved.
Bangladeshi Players: Mahmudullah Riyad [CAPTAIN], Sabbir Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Shohag Gazi, Taijul Islam, Shahriar Nafees, Mehedi Maruf, Nadif Chowdhury, Rony Talukder, Mohammad Sharifullah, Sajedul Islam = 11 Players
Foreign Players: Chris Gayle (WI), Brendan Taylor (WK) (ZIM), Kevin Cooper (WI), Evin Lewis (WI), Seekkuge Prasanna (SL), James Fuller (NZ), Mohammad Sami (PAK), Imad Wasim (PAK) = 8 Players
Bangladeshi Players: Tamim Iqbal [CAPTAIN], Nafees Iqbal, Anamul Haque Bijoy (WK), Taskin Ahmed, Ziaur Rahman, Md Elias Sunny, Naeem Islam, Enamul Haque (Jr.), Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Md Shafiul Islam, Asif Ahmed Ratul = 11 Players
Foreign Players: Jeevan Mendis (SL), Chamara Kapugedera (SL), Robin Petersen (SA), Elton Chigumbura (ZIM), Mohammad Amir (PAK), Saeed Ajmal (PAK), Umar Akmal (PAK), Kamran Akmal (PAK), Swapnil Patil (UAE) = 9 Players
Bangladeshi Players: Mashrafe Mortaza [CAPTAIN], Liton Kumar Das (WK), Imrul Kayes, Alok Kapali, Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury, Robiul Islam, Sunzamul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Ariful Haque, Mahmudul Hasan Limon, Md Nayeem Islam (Jr.), Abu Hider Rony, Dhiman Ghosh (WK) = 13 Players
Foreign Players: Sunil Narine (WI), Marlon Samuels (WI), Andre Russell (WI), Krishmar Santokie (WI), Darren Stevens (ENG), Nuwan Kulasekara (SL), Shoaib Malik (PAK), Ahmad Shehzad (PAK) = 8 Players
Bangladeshi Players: Nasir Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mosharraf Hossain Rubel, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Shamsur Rahman, Shykat Ali, Shadman Islam, Farhad Reza, Nabil Samad, Abul Hasan Raju, Irfan Shukkur = 11 Players
Foreign Players: Kumar Sangakkara (WK) (SL) [CAPTAIN], Lahiru Thirimanne (SL), Sohail Khan (PAK), Shahzaib Hasan (PAK), Nasir Jamshed (PAK), Yasir Shah (PAK), Mohammad Irfan (PAK), David Mallan (ENG), Malcolm Waller (ZIM), Ryan ten Doeschate (NETH) = 10 Players
Bangladeshi Players: Shakib Al Hasan [CAPTAIN], Soumya Sarkar, Arafat Sunny, Mohammad Mithun (WK), Muktar Ali, Saqlain Sajib, Jahurul Islam, Al-Amin, Jubair Hossain, Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi, Murad Khan, Abdullah Al Mamun, Marshal Aiyub, Rokibul Islam = 14 Players
Foreign Players: Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL), Thisara Perera (SL), Sachithra Senanayake (SL), Darren Sammy (WI), Lendl Simmons (WI), Quinton de Kock (SA), Mohammad Nabi (AFG), Wahab Riaz (PAK), Misbah-ul-Haq = 9 Players
Bangladeshi Players: Mushfiqur Rahim (WK) [CAPTAIN], Rubel Hossain, Mominul Haque, Abdur Razzak, Quazi Nurul Hasan Sohan (WK), Mohammad Shahid, Nazmul Hossain Apu, Junaid Siddique, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Abu Sayem Chowdhury, Subashis Roy = 11 Players
Foreign Players: Brad Hodge (AUS), Ajantha Mendis (SL), Dilshan Munaweera (SL), Kieron Pollard (WI), Ravi Bopara (ENG), Chris Jordan (ENG), Joshua Cobb (ENG), Shahid Afridi (PAK), Sohail Tanvir (PAK), Arsalan Mughal (PAK) = 10 Players
COACHING STUFFS & MANAGERS:
DHAKA DYNAMITES: Coach: Mickey Arthur (Former Australia Coach) | Manager: Athar Ali Khan
BARISAL BULLS: Coach: Graham Xavier Ford (Former Sri Lanka & South Africa Coach)
COMILLA VICTORIANS: Coach: Mohammad Salahuddin (Former Bangladesh Assistant Coach) | Manager: Khaled Masud Pilot
CHITTAGONG VIKINGS: Coach: Robin Singh (Former Indian Player)
SYLHET SUPERSTARS: Coach: Sarwar Imran (Former Bangladesh Coach)
RANGPUR RIDERS: Coach: Shane Jurgensen (Former Bangladesh Coach)
BPL-3 PLAYERS AUCTION DATE:
There was no auction for the BPL 3 like the previous 2 seasons. This time, the players have been selected by lottery. The process was being called as “Players By Choice“. So, there has been no bidding for star players. They can get the maximum amount fixed by the BPL authority. BPL 3 players lottery was held on 22nd October, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. The lottery was telecasted live on Channel 9 Bangladesh.
Earlier, BPL Governing Council announced the list of foreign players as well as local players who are interested in playing in this tournament. 196 cricketers from other countries were interested in playing in this exciting tournament.
Bangladesh = 122 Players
Pakistan = 53 Players
England = 53 Players
West Indies = 34 Players
Sri Lanka = 25 Players
South Africa = 4 Players
Australia = 4 Players
New Zealand = 2 Players
Zimbabwe = 6 Players
Others = 15 Players
Among The Bangladeshi Players:
ICON = 06 Players
Grade A = 16 Players
Grade B = 36 Players
Grade C = 43 Players
Grade D = 21 Players
Batsmen = 62 Players
Bowlers = 45 Players
All Rounders = 15 Players
Total = 122 Players
Note that, each team can take a maximum of 12 foreign players in their squad and a maximum of 4 from them can play in a match.
BPL-3 PLAYERS PRICE:
Players price has been announced by BPL authority. The price range for the local and overseas players are given below:
LOCAL PLAYERS: 5,00,000-35,00,000/= BDT [6,500-45,500/= USD]
OVERSEAS PLAYERS: 30,000-70,000/= USD
There are 4 grades of players, selected by BPL Authority. The A grade players will get the maximum price of 70,000/= USD. B grade players will get 50,000/= USD while C and D grade players will get 40,000/= USD and 30,000/= USD respectively. Each franchise must take at least 3 players from this list. Grade A = 19 players Grade B = 34 players Grade C = 36 players Grade D = 107 players However, there is an option for the franchises to buy players for any amount of money. But, the responsibility for any amount above 70,000/= USD will not be taken by BPL Authority.
So, the players who are interested in playing for a franchise for money more than the fixed amount, will have to play BPL on their own risks. BPL Authority will ask those players to sign a form. The form will contain the statement that any amount above 70,000/= USD will not be paid by BPL Authority. Rather, the extra amount will be paid by the franchises themselves. In the previous season, many players were not given their full amount of money for a long time. Even now, some players have their money due.
So, it will be better for the players if they don’t sign with any franchise in a price above the fixed rate. However, some players have been already fixed for some franchise in a price above the fixed rate. BPL Governing Council has also not taken any initiative to stop this. They thought that it was needed for the acceptance of the tournament. According to them, a player like Shakib Al Hasan is more valuable than any player in the world. So, he must get more money than the others. Similarly, some foreign superstars like Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi, Kumar Sangakkara also should be paid more than the others. Here is the list of the players who were interested in playing BPL T20 2015.
BPL T20 2015 VENUES:
BPL T20 2015 will be held on two venues only. Those are Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka [Capacity: 25,000] and Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong [Capacity: 30,000].
BPL-3 OPENING CEREMONY:
BPL T20 2015 Opening Ceremony was held on 20th November, 2015 at Mirpur National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh. There were a lot of surprises for the spectators in that ceremony. Bangladeshi Bands LRB (Love Runs Blind) and Chirkutt along with renowned singer Momtaz and dancer Sadia Islam Mou performed in that opening ceremony. Indian actor Hrithik Roshan, actress Jacqueline Fernandez and singer Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK) also performed in that stage. There were LASER show and fireworks too. The budget of the ceremony was fixed as 3,00,00,000/= BDT. The ceremony started at 5:30 p.m and ended at 11 p.m. The gates were open from 3 p.m. The tickets were available through easy.com.bd. There were 2 types of tickets. Grand Stand = 2,000/= BDT and Gold = 10,000/= BDT.
BPL-3 TICKET PRICES:
The ticket prices of BPL T20 2015 matches have been announced. Spectators will be able to watch 2 matches of the same day in only one ticket. The lowest price for the ticket has been announced as 100/= BDT. There are many types of tickets in BPL T20 2015. The highest price has been announced as 1,000/= BDT. There are tickets of 150/= BDT too. The details of the ticket prices are given below: Eastern Gallery = 100/= BDT Northern Gallery = 150/= BDT Southern Gallery = 150/= BDT Grand Stand = 1,000/= BDT To buy tickets, visit Easy.com.bd and click on BPL logo. Then click on the icon beside the desired matches of the same day. Then, you will be asked to choose the gallery and number of tickets. Next, you will have to enter your Name, Email ID, National ID Card number and Mobile Number. You can get 5% discount if you buy with a VISA Card. Then, you have to Register/Log in to your account and select the payment method to pay the money.
BPL-3 TITLE SPONSOR & STADIUM RIGHTS:
The BPL 3 was known as BRB Cables BPL 2015 as the BRB Cables got the title sponsorship and stadium rights of this BPL.
BPL-3 LIVE TELECASTING TELEVISION CHANNELS:
Channel 9 from Bangladesh telecasted all the matches of BPL T20 2015. Despite of the warning of BPL authority, they missed showing some deliveries in some imporant times of the matches due to advertisements. That’s why all the people around the world is thinking od boycotting this channel. Besides Channel 9, Geo Super, MTV Sports, Star Cricket, Channel 9 UK and Sports Max will telecast this tournament. Channel 9: Bangladesh GEO Super: Pakistan MTV Sports: Sri Lanka Star Cricket: Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bhutan, South Asia, Southeast Asia India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea Channel 9 UK: England, Scotland, Wales United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland Sports Max: British Virgin Islands, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Jamaica, Anguilla, Bahamas, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States Virgin Islands
TEAMS LOGOS OF BPL T20 2015:
Here are the teams logos of BPL T20 2015. Alphabetically, these are the logos of Barisal Bulls, Chittagong Vikings, Comilla Victorians, Dhaka Dynamites, Rangpur Riders and Sylhet Superstars.
More news of BPL T20 2015 will be updated on this post later. So, stay tuned on maxbangla.com. Thanks for reading this post.