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Maysun
January 20, 2013, 01:05 AM
Let's list and discuss on how we can make this tournament better. Not that it is going to heard and heeded to by the committee but at least we can know where the pitfalls are.

To give everyone a chance to weigh in with their input, let's have a rule where a member shares only a point. Don't want one single member to come forward and share all the problems in bullets which may make it dull and dreary. We can then extend on that point or work with it, if need be.

Let me start. Every franchise should have a home venue.

Fire away!

Vepu
January 20, 2013, 01:07 AM
there must not be any payment issue this time or it is end of BPL

Murad
January 20, 2013, 01:11 AM
We don't have home venue for Rangpur and Barisal. Transportation is another issue. Not enough time to travel to Barisal via Ferry.

Plus Sylhet is under renovation for T20 WC 2014. That's why no games in Sylhet this year.

We can have home venues for CTG, Dhaka, Khulna. Sylhet, and Rajshahi(Rajshahi stadium ta kemon?) only.

Maysun
January 20, 2013, 01:11 AM
there must not be any payment issue this time or it is end of BPL

I would like to add something to this. If they fail to meet the deadline, a hefty fine should be imposed on the franchise.

Vepu
January 20, 2013, 01:23 AM
We don't have home venue for Rangpur and Barisal. Transportation is another issue. Not enough time to travel to Barisal via Ferry.

Plus Sylhet is under renovation for T20 WC 2014. That's why no games in Sylhet this year.

We can have home venues for CTG, Dhaka, Khulna. Sylhet, and Rajshahi(Rajshahi stadium ta kemon?) only.

we can use bogra stadium for rangpur home matches. and its a shame that we dont have quality stadium at barisal

Rifat
January 20, 2013, 01:37 AM
uhmmm, here's a start:

Pay your workers their wages before or at least when it's due. Do not make commitments you can't keep. is this rocket science or what? ;)

the rest should follow suit :)

Maysun
January 20, 2013, 01:42 AM
We don't have home venue for Rangpur and Barisal. Transportation is another issue. Not enough time to travel to Barisal via Ferry.

Plus Sylhet is under renovation for T20 WC 2014. That's why no games in Sylhet this year.

We can have home venues for CTG, Dhaka, Khulna. Sylhet, and Rajshahi(Rajshahi stadium ta kemon?) only.

We can use stadiums of the nearby cities like Vepu said. And regarding transportation, here is my 2cents, we don't need to have a jam packed schedule.

fuadomar
January 20, 2013, 01:59 AM
Dhaka took, Saqlain Sajib who will not be able to play. Such a waste!
Dhaka took, Soumya Sarkar - who will get little chance.
Chittagong took Rubel Hossain but not playing him.

Is there any way to make the balance?

ReZ_1
January 20, 2013, 02:12 AM
Bogra can be the common venue for raj and rong, from next year with sylhet coming in.

crikss
January 20, 2013, 02:36 AM
No high profile coaches even showed up this year...strange!!

Bevan, Jones, Law, Robin Singh was there in last year BPL

NoName
January 20, 2013, 02:44 AM
Foreign management, cause obviously ours is a fail. At the same time solve most of our problems stated.

Vepu
January 20, 2013, 02:49 AM
Foreign management, cause obviously ours is a fail. At the same time solve most of our problems stated.

what about hiring modi? but again BCB should not mess with BCCI now

rinathq
January 20, 2013, 03:01 AM
BPL Ticket Pricing Strategies

Since the start of Bangladesh Premier League last year, the committee has failed to attract the crowd for most of the regular games. T20 tournaments are usually exciting and full of entertainment for the crowd with all the power hitting and clever bowling. The duration of T20 games are short enough for most of the social class to enjoy. Tournaments like Indian Premier League and Big Bash have successfully managed to draw in the crowd and that is the very reason why these leagues are more successful than BPL.
Now, if this was Zimbabwe or Sri Lanka or West Indies, than it would have made sense. However, Its Bangladesh, a country of almost 160 Million people! It is a total marketing and strategic failure when BPL cannot draw 10-20 Thousand spectators for a T20 game. Specially when cricket serves almost like a second religion for a large number of the population. Now, some argue that it is due to the lack of stars which prevents a large number of followers. However, the crowd turnout would be higher if Bangladesh played Ireland or other associates. Because we are a cricket loving nation and we want to see our players in action from the venue. However, as a developing nation, pricing is a big factor and if it does accommodate the lower and middle class of the country than the system simply won’t work.
In terms of BPL pricing strategies, there are flaws and errors. Not only are the ticket prices high, they are locked. That means there is no progressive pricing system. I am going to share some ideas that I think would make BPL more successful in terms of crowd turnout.

Usually, the start of the season is a “slow” start for most tournaments. Specially for BPL because the crowd don’t know what to expect or whether the money they spent is worth the entertainment they receive. So the season openers should be priced lower. BPL needs to bring the crowd in and show them what this tournament has to offer. Once an individual sees the attraction of something, they go out of their way to pursue it. But a glimpse of that attraction needs to shown in order to create that desire and hunger. As a result, a cheap opening week could be an effective way to draw more crowd. As the tournament progresses, the ticket prices can be adjusted according to the demand for it. This is the most basic concept of Pricing and Demand.

Another effective way to draw more crowd is through price rush. When we see a limited availability of a discounted product, we panic. Let’s saw, BPL is setting 10 Thousand tickets for a particular stand and they plan to sell it for 500TK per ticket. Now, an effective marketing and pricing strategy could draw the crowd. Let’s say, the first 3 Thousand tickets are sold at 200TK, the next 3 Thousand at 400TK and the last 4000 Tickets at 600TK. This not only ensures the 6000 Tickets that were sold on sale, but also gives the benefit to those who purchase early. I think BPL Committee would agree that 6000 tickets sold at cheaper price will be better than 2000 tickets sold at regular price.
Another strategy is to lower the ticket prices of the games where the home team is not participating. If there is a game between South Africa and New Zealand at Dhaka, obviously the crowd tournout would be lower a match between South Africa and Bangladesh. So why should that be different for BPL games? It does not make any marketing sense to have the same ticket price for a game between Khulna and Rangpur in Dhaka. Lower the price for these neutral games to attract more crowd and the results will be positive.

Speaking of neutral games, suppose the games are scheduled at Khulna for a certain period of time. If tickets are sold at Dhaka for those games, it should be cheaper to reward them and encourage them to travel the distance to watch the games. It’s not a yearlong tournament. BPL only takes place for a month and with this pricing system, BPL management can expect some die hard cricket fans to travel across to watch some crucial games.

Last but not least, almost every sporting league has the luxury of selling season passes. This crucial concept has been missing in BPL. Out of 150 million people, there are thousands that will watch every single game and if they can obtain a season pass at a lower price, they will happily pay a handsome amount at the start. This ensures an increased crowd turnout for all the games. It is basic consumer nature to go for a large quantity of a product when the benefit of doing so is shown effectively. It also brings better revenue. Imagine selling 10 Thousand season passes. That would boost the revenue even before the tournament begins!

There are other strategies but the ones mentioned above are the basic ones and almost all of them ensures a better crowd turnout and an increased revenue from ticket sales. The current ticket prices are simply too high and the lack of options and discount have kept a lot of spectators away. In order to raise the price of something, you need to show them a trial first. When an individual sees a full house match from TV, that person will have a higher desire to enjoy the match from the stadium. An empty stadium discourages spectators.

Bangladesh is a country of diehard cricket fans. BPL needs to respect that and give them the opportunity to enjoy the tournament at a lower cost. It’s the fans that can make a tournament lighten up and exciting. These tournaments are organized for the fans so they need to accommodate the fans first.

Rifat H
January 20, 2013, 04:48 AM
Channel 9 has hired some of the most worst commentators for BPL 2. Last year there was Danny morrison and Pat symcox . Please bring some good commentators !!!

Isnaad
January 20, 2013, 05:54 AM
Decrease the ticket prices. I have been to the stadium yesterday and barely 5000 people are showing up. Lower the price and the number of people flocking in will exponentially increase!

Hamlafan
January 20, 2013, 06:12 AM
really surprised at people who are calling for home venues. I want to know Dhaka Gladiators home is in DHAKA, if so why are less people coming in to watch them?

Vepu
January 20, 2013, 06:19 AM
really surprised at people who are calling for home venues. I want to know Dhaka Gladiators home is in DHAKA, if so why are less people coming in to watch them?

do you know how many international matches been played in mirpur in last 4 years? more than any other ground all over the world. on the other hand none in bogra/rajshahi or sylhet. only few in khulna. Use your freaking brain god damn it.

Hamlafan
January 20, 2013, 06:34 AM
do you know how many international matches been played in mirpur in last 4 years? more than any other ground all over the world. on the other hand none in bogra/rajshahi or sylhet. only few in khulna. Use your freaking brain god damn it.

did you not understand my point, if the people of dhaka not willing to see Dhaka Gladiators, u expect people to come and watch for other team's in the home stadium?

Did u know sylhet is not yet ready and if it is, BCB say's its not, to be honest I would be happy becuase Sylheti are crazy for cricket, anyday they will support sylhet. but for other team's I am not sure if they will actually come to the stadium.

Mauryan
January 20, 2013, 06:52 AM
Rajshahi and rangpur can share stadium and barishal and Khulna can also share one. Also the games need to be promoted in a way where local people will feel pride to go and support their city team instead of just going to watch foreign players play "quality cricket". Personally i feel foreign players should mean little to fans. Living in uk im saying this because of how football has evolved here beacuase even league 2 attracts more crowds every week then this bpl. One last thing jerseys should be sold as merchandise all over the country allowing people to feel part of their team.

Vepu
January 20, 2013, 06:54 AM
did you not understand my point, if the people of dhaka not willing to see Dhaka Gladiators, u expect people to come and watch for other team's in the home stadium?

Did u know sylhet is not yet ready and if it is, BCB say's its not, to be honest I would be happy becuase Sylheti are crazy for cricket, anyday they will support sylhet. but for other team's I am not sure if they will actually come to the stadium.
he khoda dori na thakle tena falao. ami tai baia uitha jamu

cricheart
January 20, 2013, 07:21 AM
I hate to state this fact that, PCB backed out from BPL, has damaged the league in a big manner regarding crowd pulling. Especially Khulna & Rangpur are literally got boycott, affecting the whole league quality and will continue this till the rest of the matches before knockout stage. These two are likely to deliver a lot of one-sided matches, not worth spend money watching such games even it is 50 taka per ticket. I like the suggestions made by Rinathq, but while top star performers are playing for DG, making 2 consecutive 200+posts, like Hamlafan says even DG not having suporting spectators from locals are just due to not much buzz of compititions among four teams that performs per day. Public needs extra entertainment here, IMO fireworks, band-show, music, lighting, advertise, more media coverage i.e. mobile/internet, hell yeah even some fixed matches are needed here. We still have to witness how other venue gets response yet, so some hope are still there. I'm sure after the league stage, knockout stage will be exciting to watch in full-house appearances.

MohammedC
January 20, 2013, 08:25 AM
Should have 2 separate auction, one for home grown players and later one for foreign recruit. Every team should have at least 15 Bangladeshi players ready 2 months prior to BPL.

Total squad member should be at least 22 to 24

PoorFan
January 20, 2013, 10:50 AM
BPL needs good oversease pacers and batsman, we have good spinners, quite a few good batsman but definitely needs good pacers to make the competition attarctive. The crowd will be there if the competitiveness is assured.

ReZ_1
January 20, 2013, 10:55 AM
Should have 2 separate auction, one for home grown players and later one for foreign recruit. Every team should have at least 15 Bangladeshi players ready 2 months prior to BPL.

Total squad member should be at least 22 to 24

:up::up::up:
I completely agree with this. Infact this bpl is for the bangladeshi players. This will also help the franchisers to balance their team with foreigners once they know about the locals.

BANFAN
January 20, 2013, 11:05 AM
We don't have home venue for Rangpur and Barisal. Transportation is another issue. Not enough time to travel to Barisal via Ferry.

Plus Sylhet is under renovation for T20 WC 2014. That's why no games in Sylhet this year.

We can have home venues for CTG, Dhaka, Khulna. Sylhet, and Rajshahi(Rajshahi stadium ta kemon?) only.

They can still Use Barishal Airport ... And a nights journey by steamer would be perfectly enjoyable for the players... Besides, there is a helicopter service available ... Even Road to Narishal doesn't have any ferry after Aricha...if you want to, tere is always a way.

Jonas
January 20, 2013, 11:41 AM
I would like to see more marketing prior to the tournament. There should be more adverts on BTV, national radio and newspapers a week or two before the tournament starts. The hype must be built up so that by the time the first BPL game arrives, everyone is eager with anticipation. As it stands, the general public don't really care about it till the tournament is on for about a week or so.

Nadim
January 21, 2013, 10:41 AM
Don't let these owners sit on the dugout...

Ei rokom Drama na dekhar cheye bangla movie dekhao valo

PoorFan
January 21, 2013, 11:07 AM
I would like to see more marketing prior to the tournament. There should be more adverts on BTV, national radio and newspapers a week or two before the tournament starts. The hype must be built up so that by the time the first BPL game arrives, everyone is eager with anticipation. As it stands, the general public don't really care about it till the tournament is on for about a week or so.

Don't let these owners sit on the dugout...

Ei rokom Drama na dekhar cheye bangla movie dekhao valo
Both I like.:up:

Fazal
January 21, 2013, 12:04 PM
1. Need better cheer leaders.

2. Agree, there should be two separate drafts for local and international players. I will go one step further, there should be two separate league for local and international players.

3. No bouncers against local players by international players.

4. No on-field interview by Sheena when local players are batting. She is a kufa.

5. Shylet owner should be the model owner. She is a young women, full of makeup and jewelry and she can dance when Shylet wins. Compared to that Rajshahi owner is very ordinary, that's why they are losing.

One World
January 21, 2013, 04:41 PM
contd. 6. No camera when Sir bats.

Zeeshan
January 21, 2013, 05:09 PM
1. Need better cheer leaders.

2. Agree, there should be two separate drafts for local and international players. I will go one step further, there should be two separate league for local and international players.

3. No bouncers against local players by international players.

4. No on-field interview by Sheena when local players are batting. She is a kufa.

5. Shylet owner should be the model owner. She is a young women, full of makeup and jewelry and she can dance when Shylet wins. Compared to that Rajshahi owner is very ordinary, that's why they are losing.

Came to post that. And you are limited to only one.

Spiderman
January 21, 2013, 05:12 PM
No bouncers? these things are part of Cricket and if we get rid of them then we won't go anywhere in Cricket. Our batsman need to be fearless when facing these kind of deliveries not taking their eyes away from it, its only a Cricket ball small compared to the batsman.

Zeeshan
January 21, 2013, 05:14 PM
C-h-r-i-s-g-a-y-l-e

BengaliPagol
January 21, 2013, 06:09 PM
5. Shylet owner should be the model owner. She is a young women, full of makeup and jewelry and she can dance when Shylet wins.

Are you talking about Nafisa Kamal who is Lotus Kamal's daughter? Ill take that as a yes.

mshakir56
January 21, 2013, 06:13 PM
Dhaka took, Saqlain Sajib who will not be able to play. Such a waste!
Dhaka took, Soumya Sarkar - who will get little chance.
Chittagong took Rubel Hossain but not playing him.

Is there any way to make the balance?

The solution is pretty simple. Only allow 4 foreigners in the playing 11. I can bet you, that players like Rubel will get a chance in every match!!

Here is a million dollar question :: Why are Zim and AFG players are playing in every match, even when some of the BD national team players are sitting Idle?

Is BPL a hunting ground for associate nations or Bangladesh? The last I checked BPL is suppose to unearth Bangladeshi talents. How in the world is BPL going to unearth Bangladeshi talents, when even national team players are sitting idle. I sincerely hope that BPL only allows 4 foreign players in the playing 11.

Maysun
January 22, 2013, 12:20 AM
Get Lalit Modi on board?

ReZ_1
January 22, 2013, 02:46 AM
The franchises will have to build their own cricket ground in their respective city by their own cost, like Tata who made their own ground in kochi, they can cut some share of money from their foreign recruits if they want in doing so, as the foreigners will be benefited in travelling all over beautiful bangladesh.

At the end of the tournament there should be a series between one All star team consisting of all foreign players who will play for free against our Bd national team.

The recruited foreign players will have to coach academic team or under-aged cricketers for one month for free as a tribute that they got selected in bpl at the first place

The bd batsmen will get one extra free hit for each foreign bowlers so that they can try out different shots against them.

The foreign cricket boards who will send their cricketers for bpl will be liable to take equal no. of bd players in their own leagues.

The boundary ropes should be extended when foreigners will be batting against our bd bowlers so that they can get their moneys worth.

These are some of the steps BCB can take to make bpl better and worthier

Timtim
January 22, 2013, 04:04 AM
get rid of Sheena.

If they can't get rid of her at least duct tape her mouth shut.

shakibrulz
January 22, 2013, 05:59 AM
1. Get rid of Shamim
2. Get rid of Shamim
3. Did I mention getting rid of Shamim?
.....
4. Pay players properly on schedule.
5. Get more good players from Aus, SA, NZ. There are plenty of good non-national T20 hitters in SA. Also a few associate players like Tom Cooper.
6. Slash ticket prices and get more people in. More people = more success.

BengaliPagol
January 22, 2013, 06:34 AM
Its important that the franchises do more research into getting better foreigners for next season. It doesnt have to be a big name but their are so many good T20 batsmen. They dont have to be big names like Chris Gayle or Dale Steyn.

Players that should be targeted
Ben Laughlin
Jesse Ryder
Ben Cutting
Shaun Marsh
Dan Christian
David Miller
Quinton De Kock
Luke Pomersbach
Steven Croft
Ben Rohrer
Moin Ashraf
Adam Voges
Aaran Finch
Cameron White

They might all not be big names but they are all established T20 players who will really take BPL to a new level. BPL will be heaps more competitive with these players.

One World
January 22, 2013, 11:32 AM
^I like the list. :up:

Max100
January 22, 2013, 11:44 AM
make all rules clear:payment,foreign player quota should be 4, so we get to see more local. still alauddin babu and lots others didnt get a chance to play.

mshakir56
January 23, 2013, 06:31 AM
make all rules clear:payment,foreign player quota should be 4, so we get to see more local. still alauddin babu and lots others didnt get a chance to play.

You are right. We got to get the basics right. And it starts with, "Hey lets start to pay people on time". Thats the most basic thing you can possibly do. Not paying people for their hard work is a "crime", punishable by law!! Seriously.

The second thing we should do is hire professionals with business management skills, people with MBA's and Marketing degrees to run the show. After all, BPL is a business venture. However, it doesn't seem like it. There is mismanagement and lack of glamour. Perhaps hire someone from the States?

BPL 2 seems worse than BPL 1. Thats because people ran out of excuses for their failures!! BCB can no longer say, "This is the First Second time we are holding such a big event, we are bound to make mistakes". :floor:

cricheart
January 23, 2013, 07:09 AM
BPL 2 seems worse than BPL 1. Thats because people ran out of excuses for their failures!! BCB can no longer say, "This is the First Second time we are holding such a big event, we are bound to make mistakes". :floor:

I think BPL2 is doin much better in term of quality of cricket. tbh I'm not concerned with these payment issues anymore, We are already well-tagged with these financial management irregularity issues in Bangladesh with Padma bridge, BPL1 etc. Everyone were expecting this to happen anyway, so no need to show mockery over inevitable stuff. I give up defending BCB on this issue, rather like to treat this as a typical desi attitude of our own standard of professionalism.
Thing that is irritating me more atm is this lack of interest in common ppl to spectate matches in stadiums, which is out of our nature imo.

MohammedC
February 8, 2013, 07:40 PM
Let the franchise recruit their own player scrap the auction system.

BengaliPagol
February 8, 2013, 07:43 PM
Franchises should get first priority to negotiate with their own players for the next season. If they dont strike up a deal then the player should be up for auction. Hate how completely different players are playing for different teams.

BengaliPagol
February 8, 2013, 07:45 PM
If a franchise can't pay the players fees in time then every single person in the franchise management will be forced to hit themselves over the head with a brick.

Zobair
February 8, 2013, 09:07 PM
1. Get rid of the cheerleaders. Replace with a DJ/music band
2. Get rid of ALL commentators (may be except Arun Lal) and replace with new ones. It is time to look for 'new blood' to provide the Bangladeshi perspective. Are there any other former Bangladeshi cricketers who speak decent English?
3. Get rid of the current GC and get fresh management to run the league.

Zunaid
February 8, 2013, 09:10 PM
Show me the money.

One World
February 9, 2013, 07:58 AM
Originally Posted by Fazal
1. Need better cheer leaders.



Came to post that. And you are limited to only one.

Show me the money.

No honey!

Or, did you forgot with contention (http://banglacricket.com/alochona/showpost.php?p=1652157&postcount=3).

Zunaid
February 9, 2013, 08:20 AM
No honey!

Or, did you forgot with contention (http://banglacricket.com/alochona/showpost.php?p=1652157&postcount=3).

Seriously. You have been smoking some bad sh!t. Lay off the weed for a while.

I would like to see Simon Katich doing a 'show me the money' ala Tom Cruise to Mohon aka Moron or Modon.

Tiger Manc
February 9, 2013, 12:34 PM
Should be a rule whereby every team has to play 2 Bangladeshi pace bowlers and they have to bowl their quota. You'd see plenty of high scores.

MohammedC
February 9, 2013, 01:09 PM
Should be a rule whereby every team has to play 2 Bangladeshi pace bowlers and they have to bowl their quota. You'd see plenty of high scores.

And you would definitely see at least 14 different Bangladeshi fast bowlers. Who will be under spotlight through out the tournament.

I like that very much.

Tiger Manc
February 9, 2013, 03:46 PM
Imagine the bowlers we'd get to see. Let's say each franchise bought 3 bowlers there'd be at least 21.

1. Mashrafe Mortaza
2. Rubel Hossain
3. Shafiul Islam
4. Nazmul Hossain
5. Abul Hasan
6. Dolar Mahmud
7. Shahadat Hossain
8. Mahbubul Alam
9. Alauddin Babu
10. Al Amin Hossain
11. Taskin Ahmed
12. Kamrul Islam
13. Kazi Kamrul Islam
14. Robiul Islam
15. Syed Rasel
16. Shuvashish Roy
17. Sajedul Islam
18. Abu Haider
19. Mohammed Sharif
20. Tapash Baisya
21. Dewan Sabbir

I'm sure I'm missing around 10 more. At least we'd get a good idea on who our future prospects are and who isn't cut out for the highest level.