Sports, Football

Restart of BPL football under flood threat

Published : 18 Jun 2022 08:40 PM

Bangladesh Premier League football is scheduled to resume from June 21 after more than a month-long interval but country-wide torrential rain and a great threat of flood it is uncertain whether the league would kick off on scheduled date.     

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) was forced to change the venues as the heavy flooding in Sylhet turned the district Stadium unfit for play, the home venue of Rahmatganja and Abahani Limited.

The BFF is facing trouble from the very beginning to resume the league in accordance with their scheduled home grounds of the clubs, according to weather focus for coming three to four days, the downpour may continue.

If the heavy rain will continue, the flood situation will also be worse across the country and in that situation it will not possible to run the league.

It can be mentioned that the Government have already forced to postpone the SSC examination scheduled to begin from June 19 due to deteriorating flood situation across the country.      

However, the national team players returned home last week after completing the international affairs and joined their respective clubs to get prepared to play the remaining matches of the TVS Premier League.

The league was called off on May 13 after the completion of the 15th round due to participation of Bashundhara Kings in the AFC Cup and then players of different clubs had to join in the national camp for the FIFA international friendly and the Asian Cup qualifying round matches held in Kolkata, Indonesia and Malaysia respectively.  

Not only league matches, BFF had to change the scheduled venue for FIFA friendly matches of Bangladesh Women against their Malaysian counterpart were supposed to take place at Sylhet Stadium on June 23 and 26.  

The BFF, therefore forced to decide to hold the women FIFA friendly matches match at the Bir Sreshtha Mostafa Kamal Stadium, Komlapur, Dhaka instead of Sylhet Stadium and BFF acknowledged to AFC and Malaysian football authorities all about changing the venue. 

However, the 16th round of the TVS Premier League Football expected to kick off on June 21 with two matches will take place at different venues when Rahmatganj MFS will take on Bashundhara Kings at the Bir Sreshtha Fl. Lt. matiur Rahman Stadium, Munshiganj and Sheikh Russel KC will face Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club at Bashundhara Sports Complex, Dhaka.