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Coronavirus Update
Country 188
Bangladesh The World
Infected 249,651 18,999,988
Recovered 143,824 12,187,188
Death 3,306 711,623
Source: IEDCR & WHO.



Sikder Group, Bashundhara undertake a new venture - BICL to set up bag plant at Mongla Economic Zone.

Bashundhara Industrial Complex Limited Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir handing over a cheque for up-front payment to PowerPac Economic Zone (Pvt) Ltd Group Director John Haque Sikder as a Land Lease Agreement (LLA) was signed between the two companies at a city hotel on Sunday.





BCB to decide BPL’s future soon
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) director Jalal Yunus speaks with the reporters at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Photo: BP

BCB to decide BPL’s future soon

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said on Wednesday that they will sit in September to decide the future of the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), reports Cricfrenzy. BCB had opted to host the BPL excluding the franchises in the last edition after a few franchises wanted some changes in existing rules of the tournament.While franchise-based cricket is gaining popularity all across the globe, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to take control of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in the next edition. The incident took place after a fallout between six franchise owners, with the exception of Dhaka Dynamites.It was understood that the big issue was Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh's premier cricketer, opting to sign up with Rangpur Riders earlier this year from Dhaka Dynamites. As such, the franchises had the option of signing four players from outside the player draft, which made Shakib's switch, as well as that of other renowned players Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim being fined.But, it is believed, that the Dhaka franchise was not happy to lose its star player, and wanted some changes in the rules.However, according to insiders, BPL is going to be the franchise-based system from the upcoming edition, though the future looks to be bleak considering the Covid-19 impact in the country.BPL is considered as a domestic tournament though where many international cricketers take part. But this time, the big question remains if international cricketers would come to play there, BCB media committee chairman Jalal Yunus said to the reporters on Wednesday.&quo...

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