The 3rd version of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) opened on Friday night through a dazzling ceremony at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith inaugurated the T20 league as the chief guest.
Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan came on the stage with his sensational ‘Bang Bang’ and performed some of his most popular dance performances.
He said that the foods of Bangladesh are very tasty while talking to the presenter on the stage.
Indian singer KK was performing on the stage while Bollywood sensation Hrithik Roshan and Sri Lankan-born heroine Jacqueline Fernandez stunned the audiences with their outstanding performances on the stage.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon has said that he hopes the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will help local players hone their skills and improve ahead of next year’s T20 Asia Cup and World Twenty20. The BCB boss was speaking at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium last night during the official inauguration of the franchise-based Twenty20 tournament, with matches scheduled to get underway in Dhaka from tomorrow, as a gala concert ushered in the third edition of the money-spinning event.
“Even though we are a very good team in ODIs and are all-but-unbeatable at home in that format, the truth is that we have not yet achieved the same status in Twenty20s,” Papon said. “That is why, with the Asia Cup and the World T20 coming up, I think BPL will be specifically beneficial for our cricket. By playing alongside more than 140 foreign players, our boys will get the opportunity to develop their skills.”
Papon asked the BCB selectors to try and unearth at least a couple of promising players from this tournament and consider them for the national team.
Soumya Sarkar (Rangpur Riders), Tamim Iqbal (Chittagong Vikings), Nasir Hossain (Dhaka Dynamites), Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (Comilla Victorians), Mushfiqur Rahim (Sylhet Superstars) and Mahmudullah Riyad (Barisal Bulls) — delivered impromptu speeches on behalf of their respective BPL teams.
Earlier the program started with Mou’s stunning dance performance.Then LRB performed their few popular numbers . Chirkut and Mamtaz performed in the ceremony. There were laser shows as well to draw fan’s attraction.
The flashes of lighting and the buzzing sound of music jointly made the audience wondered as they enjoyed the opening ceremony with a festive mood.