Dubai: 9th edition of Bhatkal Premier League to kickstart in Feb 2022

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 21st November 2021, 4:20 PM | Gulf News | Sports News |

Dubai: The much awaited cricket vaganza for Bhatkal residents and cricket players in UAE, Bhatkal Premier League’s ninth edition is scheduled to begin on Feb 4, 2022 and will last until Feb 25, 2022. The tournament which will be participated by 6 teams will be played at Ajman Oval Ground in Ajman, informed BPL Commissioner Mr Zia Jukaku in a press release.

He further added saying that BPL into its ninth edition will host 12 matches in Ajman over four weekends starting Feb 4, 2022. The registration of teams will began from 19th November till 25th November 2021. Four teams - AUZ Challengers, Track chargers, DVS United, Abu Dhabi riders have been retained from previous edition, and remaining two slots for participation will be up for grabs on a first come first served basis.

Meanwhile the player registration ( UAE resident visa holder only)  process will be held from 24th December to 31st December 2021 through an online process. Players will be asked to log on to www.bpluae.net to register themselves for the tournament. Post registration process, players' auction ceremony will be organised on January 14, 2022 at the Rolex Twin Towers, where the registered players will go under the hammer and will be picked by the participating teams.

Similarly, the format of this tournament will be six teams divided into two groups. All the 6 teams will play three matches each against opposite group teams. After the group stages, the top 4 ranked teams will advance for semifinals of the tournament.

Chairman of the BPL governing council Mr Abu Mohammed Mukhtesar has informed that the title sponsorship for the ninth season of the tournament was earlier awarded to NGT (Nuha General Trading LLC).

According to Abu Mohammed, BPL is a household name for the Bhatkal residents employed and staying in Dubai, has been providing a platform for the youngsters of the community to take their time off from the routine daily life in the gulf and to enjoy themselves on the ground and the audience stands. The tournament has witnessed growing popularity with each passing season. It also serves as a platform for the families living in different parts and emirates of the country to come together and spend quality time.

Contact:
1. Zia Jukaku - Commissionar BPL: 050 659 6149 
2. Abdul Basith Subedar: 050 609 5100
3. Abdul Sattar Lanka: 055 5516985

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