Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is going to be started in the last week of the upcoming November. This time this will be the third arrangement of BPL T20. Earlier two seasons were in 2012 and 2013. Bangabandhu BPL 7 to be started on December 6, 2019.
To analyze the BPL T20 history, we must say the first two seasons were more or less successful in terms of cricket even though there had been a lot of controversies including match-fixing and payment issues. All in all, on the eve of BPL 2015 we present the history of BPL T20 and Champion List for our readers.
Bangladesh Premier League (BPL T20) 2015
A Brief History of BPL T20: Rx Bangladeshi President Zillur Rahman announced the beginning of BPL T20 on 9 February 2012 in the home of cricket, Sher-e-Bangla Stadium. A total of 33 matches were played in that tournament in two different venues. 25 matches were played in Dhaka and the rest of the matches were held in Chittagong. A total of 10 teams took participation in BPL 2012. Each team played 10 matches in league round to seal the top place in BPL Point Table followed by semifinals and finals. Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad was the most run scorer of BPL 2012 where Bangladeshi Left Armer Elias Sunny took the highest number of wickets on that particular tournament.
BPL T20 Match Schedule And BPL Fixture 2015 Download
The second BPL was held in the very next year. BPL 2013 was started on 18 January 2013. For the first time, BPL matches were also held in Khulna. Likewise in the first year, most of the matches were held in Dhaka. Altogether 7 teams have participated in BPL 2013. Each team played 12 league matches following the BPL schedule. There were playoff and final in that season. Bangladeshi test captain Mushfiqur Rahim was the leading run-scorer where South African pacer Alfonso Thomas was the highest wicket-taker in BPL 2013.
BPL T20 Champion List
In the first season, Dhaka Gladiators were the champion. They gained 14 points in 10 league matches with 7 wins and 3 loses and sealed the number one position in BPL Points Table. Following the BPL fixture 2015, Dhaka Gladiators met Barisal Burners in the final of first-ever Bangladesh Premier League T20. Batting first Barisal Burners only managed to score 140 runs which were successfully chased down by champion Dhaka Gladiators to seal an 8 wickets victory in BPL 2012.
In the very next season, yet again Dhaka Gladiators were the Champion. They gained 18 points in 12 matches with 9 wins and 3 loses and once again became the top team in BPL Point Table. In the final of BPL 2013, they faced Chittagong Kings. Batting first Dhaka Gladiators put a challenging total of 172 runs which clearly seemed enough for the Chittagong Kings as they were all out for 129 runs. Dhaka Gladiators once again, became the champion of BPL 2013 with a clear cut 43 runs win in the final.
After analyzing the pros and cons of BPL, now it’s high time we should welcome BPL 2015. BPL Fixture 2015 has yet not been published. Hopefully, all the proceedings will be started on time and we will enjoy the greatest show of BPL T20 2015.