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firstlane
February 28, 2012, 07:40 PM
If I had the power the first thing I would do is change the name of tournament. We already have a tournament called BPL in football and DPL in cricket. Can’t we be little more creative? I would even accept ‘BCB Cup’ or something rather than this ‘PL’. Same goes with the team names. Duronto Rajshahi is a good choice. I like it when Danny Morrison says ‘Duronto’. But I know these are never going to happen. Lets talk about some BCB-might-do type of changes:

 Get rid of ‘Icon player’ philosophy. We don’t need that to make BPL popular. And Shakib deserves more money.
 Hold the matches in respective divisional stadiums. I know there so many issues ie. Transport, accommodation but just make it happen somehow. Transport players by helicopter if needed. Don’t tell me you can’t afford it.
 Don’t allow teams to import players whenever they want. Allow teams to register 10 overseas players instead.
 Bring the ticket prices further down to 50-70 taka range. Stadium full of supporters will only attract more tv viewers.
 Call that ‘Strategic time-out’ something else. ‘Kitkat Timeout’ or something. Don’t be such a copycat.
 Encourage teams to hire more cricketers from all over the world rather than one or two countries.
 Engage TV & stadium crowds more by offering some prizes ie. Best dressed group, vote for the best six, best catch, best bowling.
 Do some charity work under the tournament’s banner- donate some money to a hospital, school, orphanage, bring some poor kids to stadiums and give them team gears, kits. And please help other sports by giving them some money.
 Hire govt or private intelligence agencies to keep the corruption at the minimum level.
 And if BCB officials and franchises are involved in corruption shut down the tournament otherwise will be labelled as Pakistan very soon.


Not sure if BCB has any control over Channel 9 on broadcasting the tournament but I believe they can force them to improve the quality. My suggestions would be:

 Get rid of that Sheena for god’s sake, at least from analysing matches in between games. She can interview crowds in the stands at best. She is no cricket expert and a bad actor. If you really need a girl in that role hire a well-spoken female current/ex-cricketer from overseas. Heck our BC girls can the job thousand times better than her.
 I don’t want to see Lal BaBa hosting the presentation ceremony. There is Danny Morrison, Pat Symcox who are funnier and better speaker than him.
 Get some more popular & energetic commentators along with Danny, Pat, Shamim if you want to attract more international viewers. This Lal Baba and Chota Gavaskar doesn’t cut it at all.
 Camera work has been good overall I have to say but make advertisers air better quality commercials since it will be aired internationally.
 Film some more video clips other than ‘Beautiful Bangladesh’ to promote tourism. I am already sick of watching it every day.


That’s all I could come up with at the moment but expecting some more interesting suggestions from you guys.

oronnya
February 28, 2012, 07:45 PM
If I had the power the first thing I would do is change the name of tournament. We already have a tournament called BPL in football and DPL in cricket. Can’t we be little more creative? I would even accept ‘BCB Cup’ or rather than this ‘PL’. Same goes with the team names. Duronto Rajshahi is a good choice. I like it when Danny Morrison says ‘Duronto’. But I know these are never going to happen. Lets talk about some BCB-might-do type of changes:

 Get rid of ‘Icon player’ philosophy. We don’t need that to make BPL popular. And Shakib deserves more money.
 Hold the matches in respective divisional stadiums. I know there so many issues ie. Transport, accommodation but just make it happen somehow. Transport players by helicopter if needed. Don’t tell me you can’t afford it.
 Don’t allow teams to import players whenever they want. Allow teams to register 10 overseas players instead.
 Bring the ticket prices further down to 50-70 taka range. Stadium full of supporters will only attract more tv viewers.
 Call that ‘Strategic time-out’ something else. ‘Kitkat Timeout’ or something. Don’t be such a copycat.
 Encourage teams to hire more cricketers from all over the world rather than one or two countries.
 Engage TV & stadium crowds more by offering some prizes ie. Best dressed group, vote for the best six, best catch, best bowling.
 Do some charity work under the tournament’s banner- donate some money to a hospital, school, orphanage, bring some poor kids to stadiums and give them team gears, kits. And please help other sports by giving them some money.
 Hire govt or private intelligence agencies to keep the corruption at the minimum level.
 And if BCB officials and franchises are involved in corruption shut down the tournament otherwise will be labelled as Pakistan very soon.


Not sure if BCB has any control over Channel 9 on broadcasting the tournament but I believe they can force them to improve the quality. My suggestions would be:

 Get rid of that Sheena for god’s sake, at least from analysing matches in between games. She can interview crowds in the stands at best. She is no cricket expert and a bad actor. If you really need a girl in that role hire a well-spoken female current/ex-cricketer from overseas. Heck our BC girls can the job thousand times better than her.
 I don’t want to see Lal BaBa hosting the presentation ceremony. There is Danny Morrison, Pat Symcox who are funnier and better speaker than him.
 Get some more popular & energetic commentators along with Danny, Pat, Shamim if you want to attract more international viewers. This Lal Baba and Chota Gavaskar doesn’t cut it at all.
 Camera work has been good overall I have to say but make advertisers air better quality commercials since it will be aired internationally.
 Film some more video clips other than ‘Beautiful Bangladesh’ to promote tourism. I am already sick of watching it every day.


That’s all I could come up with at the moment but expecting some more interesting suggestions from you guys.

:up::up::up: agree word to word

Zunaid
February 28, 2012, 07:50 PM
Good points. Agree almost 100%.

The name BPL is so mundane. Now think of the Big Bash - that has a certain ring to it.

As for commentators - just clone Danny boy.

Dilscoop
February 28, 2012, 07:51 PM
- Change the name
- Less rushed
- Own venues
- All-Star Game
- No owners on the bench
- Better Hosts/Improvement on broadcasting
- Better Jerseys
- No Bengali or Indian commies. Sorry, but NO!

Dilscoop
February 28, 2012, 07:52 PM
The name BPL is so mundane. Now think of the Big Bash - that has a certain ring to it.

Bangla-Baash?

Naimul_Hd
February 28, 2012, 07:56 PM
Agree wholeheartedly. You covered most of the points :)

firstlane
February 28, 2012, 07:57 PM
Bangla-Baash?

Lol, I thought of that too. But thats too close to Big-Bash.

tiger_army
February 28, 2012, 07:57 PM
I think lal baba is doing a ok job. if you have to think about our local players who cant speak english lal baba is the only choice. I dont wana see shamim chow in the presentation ceremony...

firstlane
February 28, 2012, 08:05 PM
I think lal baba is doing a ok job. if you have to think about our local players who cant speak english lal baba is the only choice. I dont wana see shamim chow in the presentation ceremony...

We do have quite a few very good english speaking ex-cricketers. Faruk Ahmed, Durjoy, Nannu, Rakibul Hasan are the names I can think instantly but no idea why they don't do commentary.

Navo
February 28, 2012, 08:08 PM
Get Ganguly to commentate!

FagunerAgun
February 28, 2012, 09:00 PM
Great points :up:..firstlane ....hope BCB will read this thread and try to understand.

FagunerAgun
February 28, 2012, 09:01 PM
We do have quite a few very good english speaking ex-cricketers. Faruk Ahmed, Durjoy, Nannu, Rakibul Hasan are the names I can think instantly but no idea why they don't do commentary.
Mahmudur Rahman is my choice..

tiger_army
February 28, 2012, 09:48 PM
We do have quite a few very good english speaking ex-cricketers. Faruk Ahmed, Durjoy, Nannu, Rakibul Hasan are the names I can think instantly but no idea why they don't do commentary.

Problem is most of them are already involved with BPL teams. Also they dont have any experience with these before. Athahar is a good choice but agin he is already with DR..

I am also very depressed with our local young players apart from mominul, Anamul, Apu, marshall ayub, sahagir, milon. even though they were not consistent as well. Shakib, nasir, Ash, mash, Sunny, Enamul, Mushi had good tournaments. but they are experienced in international level. So it was expected from them. Even experienced players like Kapali, kayedge, Zunayeed, Chokka baba, Rubel, Shafiul, Jahurul, Home, Nazim were hopeless. youngsters like Alauddin babu, abul hasan, noor hossain, Sajib, arafat sunny, nabil samad, zia, al amin missed oppertuanity to show their talent.. may be this is first year of the tournament. hopefully we can see better performence from them next year.

TigerEz
February 28, 2012, 09:49 PM
lovely thread and and beautifully said and u already know i agree to all of ur points

Ajfar
February 28, 2012, 10:27 PM
Please no strategic timeout. You don't need to be a genius to figure out that in the last 10 overs you need to kick it up a notch. This whole timeout thing is so stupid, they are already showing ad in between every overs, they don't need to call timeout to show ads.

jeesh
February 28, 2012, 10:33 PM
Dont know whether you all noticed, but Rokibul Hassan made a bit of a blunder during his interview in the interval break. He was asked why West Indian batsmen were so good in T20's and big hitting. He starting talking about black power and pop music of cricket. Very quickly the host changed the topic. The guy didnt mean anything bad, but how he was brought it up could have become controversial say a Mbangwa or Michael Holding was there.

Jadukor
February 28, 2012, 11:56 PM
-Host 3 semi-finals just to make sure no team is going to court
-peg the ticket price to dollar exchange rate so that no one questions the frequent changes
- remove sheena and hire xena so that zeeshan is happy
- pay mushfiq now for next years tournament just to be safe
- take the owner of barishal team to barishal since its only 4hours drive
- make dropped catches as exciting as hitting sixes since both are in abundance
- promote naeem up the order( can i get an applause from naeem fans now?)

Naimul_Hd
February 29, 2012, 12:04 AM
The way things are getting messy and dirty, i wont be surprised if BPL is done for good in this year.

Nadim
February 29, 2012, 01:28 AM
No owners in the dugout. Let them do:bighug: or :head: on the stand but not on the dugout. This is the most important thing for me.

firstlane
February 29, 2012, 01:33 AM
No owners in the dugout. Let them do:bighug: or :head: on the stand but not on the dugout. This is the most important thing for me.

koti koti taka dia team kinse aar dug out e boshte parbo na! faizlami koren mia?

Rifat
February 29, 2012, 01:46 AM
wonderful thread firstlane and wonderfully wriiten with wonderful points. :up: MashAllah!

agree 100%. the point that stood out to me most was the need to involve other divisional stadiums. This will further enhance our cricket reputation and will create an opportunity for upcoming local scouting.(recruiting new players) since more people will have a chance to observe competitive quality cricket.

Awla
February 29, 2012, 02:38 AM
Excellent points..though i would like to add some
-Add 1/2 team(s) for more competition
-Schedules must be planned appropriately keeping venues & holidays in mind.... everyday shouln't be a double header..instead this pattern can be followed: fri-sat 2 match ,sun-1,mon-2,tues-1,wed-2,thurs-1. Thus we can have about 11 matches in a week.
-Among the 5 overseas player playing in a team not more than 2 can be from same country...it was weird to see 5 pakistanis playing for Dhaka yesterday
-Semifinal format should be modified as IPl 2011( only thing that i liked in IPL)
1st semifinal : 1st team vs 2nd team in table>> winner goes to FInal
Qualifier: 3rd team vs 4th team>> winner gets to play for 2nd SF with loser of 1st SF
2nd Semifinal: Loser of 1st SF vs Winner of Qualifier>> winner goes to final

amar11432
February 29, 2012, 02:49 AM
I wana see BPL not fecking Pakistan Premiere League.

Zeeshan
February 29, 2012, 02:50 AM
Please no strategic timeout. You don't need to be a genius to figure out that in the last 10 overs you need to kick it up a notch. This whole timeout thing is so stupid, they are already showing ad in between every overs, they don't need to call timeout to show ads.

lol +1

as for me...less wardrobe

meh

firstlane
February 29, 2012, 02:55 AM
I have a question- do the matches really finish in 3 hours as scheduled? I never followed clock.

simon
February 29, 2012, 06:54 AM
good thread,good points by [বাংলা]প্রথম গলি[/বাংলা]

agree with NAdim & disagree with Ajfar bh.
owners in the dugout are not allowed in IPL, should be same in BPL because with their body language or yelling it should disturb the players concentration,
and about the Strat.Timeout, atleast that lets the viewers to go to the toilet instead of auto-constipation :eek: also we can grab some snack :)

playmaker
February 29, 2012, 08:37 AM
I have a question- do the matches really finish in 3 hours as scheduled? I never followed clock.

Nope matches last between 3 to 3.5 hours

playmaker
February 29, 2012, 08:45 AM
Very important issue

I think 2:00 PM is TOO early to start a T20 match. Make the first match start at 3:30 LT and the next match at 7-7:30..considering the two matches are in different venues

The reason why I brought out the talk about delaying the first match is because most schools colleges and offices end between 1 to 2 PM so if they want to watch the match, they will be arriving at the stadium b4 3:00-4:00, and thats pretty much half of the match ended, so they wont be interested to watch these HALF MATCHES

Starting the match at around 3:30 will mean the people who had work earlier can have the time to get to the stadium and watch the match..And also, their will be more TV viewers.

2:00 PM is way too early

Night_wolf
February 29, 2012, 09:06 AM
^bro if a match starts at 7.30 it will end at 11...and with the trafic in dhaka people will get to their home at 1 am

F6_Turbo
February 29, 2012, 09:31 AM
^bro if a match starts at 7.30 it will end at 11...and with the trafic in dhaka people will get to their home at 1 am

7.30 start time is not feasible...but what jam at that time of night? I got home in 15 minutes last night after the game.

Stadium toh jatrabari nah...

Night_wolf
February 29, 2012, 09:37 AM
7.30 start time is not feasible...but what jam at that time of night? I got home in 15 minutes last night after the game.

Stadium toh jatrabari nah...

Really?..apnar basa koi?..do u have a car?..naki Bus e aschen?...car thakle onno kotha...ami 1 am onek bariye bolechi but 15 mins thats some driving

F6_Turbo
February 29, 2012, 09:44 AM
Really?..apnar basa koi?..do u have a car?..naki Bus e aschen?...car thakle onno kotha

Dhanmondi and yes I have a car, but I had friends who jumped on a Cng and it took them only 5 minutes more. Only area of traffic was around shewarapara...because of the bus stand there. Smooth sailing all the way past idb, bijoy sharani, aarong...

The issue isn't the jam, but expecting families and kids to be out at 11pm, poor transport system, and security issues make such a late start impossible

Night_wolf
February 29, 2012, 09:50 AM
They should reconsider that 5 foreign player rule next year...i know the local players are crap,but we are stuck with them,We are stuck with anamul,monimul,Rubel,Shafiul...No matter what Shezad,Azhar mahmood, Brade hodge etc will never represent Bangladesh in int level...So Forign players getting all the opportunities atm looks good for the league but bad For Bangladesh's future

shakibrulz
February 29, 2012, 10:19 AM
Nah, five player rule is fine. You don't want to go overboard and turn the tournament into some boring low scoring failure. 6-5 is perfectly fine.

Agree with almost everything what OP said - other than that, get better commies than Rohan Gavaskar. As Boss said, clone the Dan!

playmaker
February 29, 2012, 10:19 AM
They should reconsider that 5 foreign player rule next year...i know the local players are crap,but we are stuck with them,We are stuck with anamul,monimul,Rubel,Shafiul...No matter what Shezad,Azhar mahmood, Brade hodge etc will never represent Bangladesh in int level...So Forign players getting all the opportunities atm looks good for the league but bad For Bangladesh's future

Quality would detoriate but 1 less player wont hurt much

playmaker
February 29, 2012, 10:21 AM
Also, I think the tournament should be held between Jan 15 and feb 15 as HSC exams starts in march so many of the students wont be able to watch the match

mufi_02
February 29, 2012, 10:30 AM
No Rohan plz. He was interviewing Afridi at the end of the final.

Rohan: We have the Boom factor here.....Good luck for the rest of the season.

Are beta final khela shesh mane season o toh shesh

AMD128
February 29, 2012, 10:34 AM
Changes I want to see in the next BPL:-

I want Mr. LAL to memorize the word BPL before the next season. :facepalm:

playmaker
February 29, 2012, 10:38 AM
I wish the matches where tighter but you cant really do anything about it

I just wish there are no more dramas or electric cuts in the tournament

F6_Turbo
February 29, 2012, 11:09 AM
No Rohan plz. He was interviewing Afridi at the end of the final.

Rohan: We have the Boom factor here.....Good luck for the rest of the season.

Are beta final khela shesh mane season o toh shesh

Cricketing season - it's not even March yet, Afridi isn't going to sit around and do nothing for the rest of the year.

simon
February 29, 2012, 11:10 AM
Four foreign players and pls no more of Rohan, maaf chai.