I can fix all problems regarding BPL within two months if I get CEO role: Shakib
The ninth season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is set to kick off on Friday in Dhaka. A total of seven teams will be competing in this year's BPL. Each team is allowed to field a maximum of four foreign players per match.
However, teams are uncertain about their ability to do so, as most foreign players are not arriving before the tournament commences, with some joining after a few matches, some leaving after a few games, and some returning in between.
The BCB is failing to implement DRS technology from the beginning of BPL. However, the board has stated that DRS will be available for the play-off phase of the tournament.
As of January 4, it remains uncertain who will be broadcasting the most prestigious cricket event in Bangladesh, and what revenue the BCB will be able to generate from the broadcast rights.
Bangladesh's Test and T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan said, “This mess is happening because of poor and inefficient management.”
Slamming the governing authority, Shakib said he could have solved all the issues if he were the CEO of BPL, reports UNB.
Shakib was recently appointed as the brand ambassador of a global oil company, and he was the one-day CEO of this company. He talked to the media on issues regarding the BPL.
“If I am given the CEO role, I am confident I can make changes. I anticipate that it will take a maximum of one to two months to implement the necessary changes to fix everything,” Shakib responded to the question of what he would have done if he was the CEO.
“A do-it-yourself situation,” Shakib hinted at the management of BPL. “This makes our Dhaka Premier League (DPL) better than BPL as the teams in DPL can prepare themselves a few months Shakib believes that BCB has failed to adequately market the BPL, which he considers to be a major shortcoming of the board.
“When a player performs well in the Big Bash, PSL, or CPL, they are rewarded with a chance to join the national team. However, the BPL has not gained the same level of attention, which is disheartening,” Shakib said.