Yup, just think about it...local players bought at bargain basement prices, say $20k - even that comes to 16-17lakh taka. That is a significant amount of money for a lot of people, and for these youngsters, money that might just give them the luxury to continue pursuing cricket, and only cricket, while not having to worry about a day job.
Congrats to everyone involved with the BPL - it's easy to criticize and even easier to not take a risk. Obviously everyone did this with the money in mind, but is that such a bad thing?
Our large fan base makes the BPL(handled correctly) a really attractive alternative for a lot of players. Lots of money in the game potentially...so more money for the teams to play with, I can see the BPL potentially making a serious dent in the South African and NZ T20 comps.