Barisal named as 4th semi-finalist
In quite the U-turn, the BPL Governing Council and the event Technical Committee for BPL T20 have ruled early today morning that Barisal Burners are to be the 4th qualifiers for today's semifinals.
The decision was taken after an issue had been raised in regards to the positions of the three teams (Dhaka Gladiators, Barisal Burners & Chittagong Kings) finishing on equal points behind Duronto Rajshahi and Khulna Royal Bengals. The top four teams qualify for the semifinals with number one playing the fourth positioned side and number two taking on the third placed team.
After an earlier meeting on Monday evening, it was announced that Chittagong Kings would go through on the basis of a superior head-to-head record compared to Barisal’s among the three teams tied on ten points.
But later the same day a joint meeting by the BPL Governing Council and Technical Committee examined the playing conditions and its interpretations and made the following ruling:
1. Duronto Rajshahi (14 points) and Khulna Royal Bengals (12 points) finished top two on points and qualify for the semis as the 1st and 2nd placed teams respectively.
2. Three teams - Dhaka Gladiators, Barisal Burners and Chittagong Kings are on equal (10) points. Dhaka Gladiators have most wins from meetings with Barisal Burners and Chittagong Kings and therefore qualify as the 3rd semifinalist.
3. With Barisal Burners and Chittagong Kings both having one win against each other the 4th qualifier had to be decided on the basis of superior net run rate. Barisal edged ahead of Chittagong on net run rate to become the 4th semifinalist.
The BPL Governing Council and Technical Committee sincerely regret any misunderstanding that may have risen regarding this issue.
Duronto Rajshahi (1) v Barisal Burners (4)
Match starts at 2pm
Khulna Royal Bengals (2) v Dhaka Gladiators (3)
Match starts at 6:30pm