The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced ABUL KHAIR STEEL (AKS) as the title sponsor of the 5th edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 2017 today in a press conference at SBNCS. The tournament will be named as AKS BPL T20 – powered by Shah Cement.
CEO of BCB Nizam Uddin Chowdhury, Nowshad Karim Chowdhury (Director – Brand Marketing, Abul Khair Group), Fahad Karim (CEO, K Sports) and Sanaul Arefin (Managing Partner, Matra) were present at the press conference.
Expressing his delight, Abul Khayer Group’s Brand Marketing Director Naushad Karim said, “We are happy to be a part of this edition of BPL like last year. We hope that a lot of young local players will show their talent in the BPL which will help them to play for the national team in the future.”
CEO of K Sports Fahad Karim thanked the BCB and Abul Khair Group for giving them the opportunity to be a part of BPL,”It is a privilege for us that for the second consecutive year Abul Khair Group and Bangladesh Cricket Board have kept faith on us. We are hopeful of a successful BPL.”
This edition of BPL will start from 4th November. Seven teams are participating in this edition of BPL; Dhaka Dynamites, Rajshahi Kings, Khulna Titans, Chittagong Vikings, Rangpur Riders, Comilla Victorians and Sylhet Sixers . 43-days Tournament will end on December 12.
This year matches will be held at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS), Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS), Chittagong and Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet (SKICS). Sylhet will host the opening match between Sylhet Sixers and defending champion Dhaka Dynamites.