Dhaka, Bangladesh
BPL from Jan 5

BPL from Jan 5

Sports Desk The fixture was revealed among the seven franchises of the tournament Saturday, and according to that schedule, 42 league stage matches will be played in five phases across three cities - Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet The BPL governing council has finalised the fixture for the sixth edition of the BPL T20. The fixture was revealed among the seven franchises of the tournament Saturday, and according to that schedule, 42 league stage matches will be played in five phases across three cities - Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet. Speculation over a delayed start due to the 11th National General Election has been minimised with the BPL GC moving forward in hosting the tournament as planned. The competition will begin in Dhaka on January 5 with defending champion Rangpur Riders taking on Chittagong Vikings in the tournament opener, followed by Dhaka Dynamites facing Rajshahi Kings in the evening game. Following the first 14 matches in Dhaka, the teams will move to Sylhet for the second phase of the league phase games. The Sylhet International Stadium will host eight matches with Sylhet Sixers playing the most games, four, in front of the home crowd, starting from January 15. The parties will then come back to Dhaka for six matches before heading to Chittagong to continue the competition. Chittagong, the third host city of the tournament, will host 10 games, starting from January 25. Home team Chittagong will play four matches in that phase. For the last leg of the tournament, the parties will return back to the capital city for the last four games in the league stage, followed by the eliminator, qualifiers and final. The eliminator between the third and fourth placed teams in the league phase will be played on February 4 at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, while in the same evening, the venue will host the first qualifier, between the first and second positioned teams in the league table. The second qualifier, between the losing team of the first qualifier and the winning team of the eliminator will be held on February 6. The final will be played on February 8 in Mirpur between the winning teams of the first and the second qualifier.

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