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Old February 27, 2012, 04:06 PM
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Default The Semi-Final conundrum - apparently BB is in semis!

Governing Council & Technical Committee rule Barisal Burners are 4th qualifier for semis

The BPL Governing Council and the event Technical Committee for BPL T20 have ruled that Barisal Burners are 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.

In a joint meeting 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.

Semifinal Lineup

1st Semifinal: Duronto Rajshahi (1) v Barisal Burners (4)

Match starts at 2pm

1st Semifinal: Khulna Royal Bengals (2) v Dhaka Gladiators (3)

Match starts at 6:30pm
Courtesy: SAJ from PakPassion, reliable enough so.
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