Umpiring requirements within the Bangladesh home circuit proceed to be doubtful, with questions raised each different day. This, even because the BCB prepares to host a brand new four-day T20 match, adopted by the Dhaka Premier League (DPL), scheduled to begin on March eight.
Over the previous few seasons, allegations of biased umpiring in favour of sure Dhaka golf equipment linked to the cricket board have flown thick and quick. The complaints have not stopped even this 12 months, and, what’s worse, there has even been allegations of sure golf equipment being bullied by match officers in Dhaka’s decrease leagues.
Following the costs, Kazi Inam Ahmed, chairman of the cricket committee of Dhaka Metropolis, the BCB physique that administers all cricket leagues within the capital metropolis together with the DPL, has promised to make use of cameras in each floor – not like at only some matches final 12 months – to supervise the umpiring.
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“There weren’t many complaints about umpiring final season, however every time there was one, the (committee) has spoken to the [BCB’s] umpires’ committee repeatedly,” Inam mentioned. “We requested the umpires’ committee to present good umpires in each recreation.
“We can be utilizing cameras in all of the grounds. The BCB president has mentioned that he desires the league to conclude correctly. We are going to at all times attempt to enhance the standard of umpiring.”
Requested in regards to the recent slew of allegations, together with however not restricted to partial umpiring, Inam solely mentioned, “Umpires’ committee investigates any criticism that’s talked about within the captains’ studies.”
Regardless of all the problems, the DPL stays an important home match within the nation, and the Dhaka league system, at the moment divided into 4 grades, financially sustains aggressive cricket in Bangladesh to a big extent.
On Monday, the 12 DPL golf equipment picked up 112 cricketers throughout the gamers’ draft. All sides can be eligible to retain a most of three gamers from the earlier season.
Defending champions Abahani Restricted roped in 5 Bangladesh internationals – Rubel Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Jahurul Islam, Mohammad Mithun and Mohammad Saifuddin – to enhance retained gamers Mashrafe Mortaza, Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mosaddek Hossain to type the strongest aspect on paper.
In accordance with the information shared by the BCB, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Membership had been the most important spenders with BDT 19,890,000 (approx. $ 248,625), though the 12 golf equipment have spent BDT 1,39,65,000 (approx. $ 174,560) on a median.