BCB to live stream DPL to avert irregularities

:: Peoples Time Online ::

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) mulls an idea to stream the upcoming Dhaka Premier League (DPL) 50-over format live to avert any unwanted incident and biased umpiring.

The DPL is set to underway on March 8 with three matches across the city.

However, it is unlikely that from the inaugural day of the league the BCB could stream live the matches.

Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM) Chairman Kazi Inam Ahmed said they will try to materialize the idea at some point of the league.

Umpiring standard remains below par for quite some years now that raised eyebrow, prompting even BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon to take stern against these irregularities.

“We will try to introduce live streaming in the ensuing DPL as there was some allegations on this issue,” said Inam in a seminar on ‘Biased umpiring in Dhaka Cricket’ arranged by Bangladesh Sports Journalists Association (BSJA) in Dhaka today.

“We are aware that there are issues regarding the standard of umpiring and the BCB president has said that he wants the league to conclude properly. We will always try to improve the quality of umpiring,” he added.

“BCB president firmly believes that we need to make all the domestic competition free from biased umpiring. He has zero tolerance on any irregularities. In line with his advice we’ll uproot all irregularities whether it is in umpiring or any other sector in cricket,” he said.

Inam further said they will use cameras in all the venues to prevent the league from any corruption. Three venues–Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket, Mirpur, Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah and BKSP-3 ground– will be used for three matches every day.

“There weren’t many complaints about umpiring last season, but whenever there was one, the CCDM has spoken to the BCB’s umpires’ committee repeatedly. We asked the umpires’ committee to give good umpires in every game” he added.

Peoples Time/HG

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