Shakib Al Hasan frustrated with BPL


Shakib Al Hasan frustrated with BPL

Bangladesh player, Shakib Al Hasan isn't happy with the BPL and the direction they are going. "I don't know about the standard of BPL,"-Shakib said, as quoted by "It is difficult to say whether we could not or didn't want (to make it successful).

I don't see any reason not to do if we want with the possibility we have in Bangladesh. I think we've never wanted to do anything honestly. There is no market (for BPL) because we could not create a market for it because if we could add value to it certainly this market would have been a big one.

You won't find any remote area where cricket is not played. You go to the remotest area and even there people play cricket with a bat and a ball. So it is not a fact that it doesn't have popularity. So it is difficult to believe there is no market in a country with the population of 16 to 20 Crore where the sport has such a popularity.

So this is a big failure from a marketing point of view because that is the reason we could not create a market like it (IPL)," he continued.


DRS is also something he would like to see happen. He also drew a parallel between BPL and DRS.

"I don't know why (there is no DRS) probably there is a budget crisis. I don't see any reason why we don't have DRS or a draft or auction before three months. Now a player will come and then will leave after one or two days.

No one knows who will come and go when. The players did not get their outfits. I saw these in your news. The situation is very bad. I think our Dhaka Premier League (DPL) maybe is better than this (BPL) because they get time to prepare the team at least.

They know what is happening in the team, so that they can prepare accordingly. If you see next year's DPL everyone knows who is playing for which team. We don't understand anything about BPL and it gets started after the match is played."- he concluded.