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Kazi Inam: DPL will be great preparation for the T20 World Cup


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Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM) chairman Kazi Inam Ahmed, said the Dhaka Premier Laegue (DPL) would be a good preparation ahead of the T20I World Cup and also for the Australia, England and New Zealand series.

"I think this will be great preparation for the T20Is ahead against Australia, New Zealand and England at home, and the World Cup T20 coming up," said Inam.

Due to the busy schedules, not all Bangladeshi cricketers participate in the DPL on a regular basis. However, all of the national team's cricketers will be seen playing this year. Meanwhile, Shakib Al Hasan will be playing in the DPL for the first time since 2016, having opted out of his PSL deal.

"I am excited that all the national players are playing including Shakib, Tamim, Mushfiq and Riyad. Sometimes we have not had them, and we might not have them in the future given their busy calendar,” he said.

Inam also said that he felt it was better to create the bigger bio-bubble rather than leaving it to the individual clubs.

"It is actually a pretty big bio-bubble. We have done two tournaments with three and five teams previously, so this is our biggest challenge. BCB have taken many initiatives. More than fifty per cent of the players have been vaccinated even if they are under the age of 40. Leagues and tournaments are being held around in the world in other sport too,” he added.