The Daily Star – Bangladesh – The lack of crowds have been a matter of concern for the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) organisers and Bangladesh wicket-keeper and Chittagong Vikings captain Mushfiqur Rahim feels that the crowd should come to watch the big-name stars on the field instead of watching cricket on handheld devices or TV.

Summary

  • The lack of crowds have been a matter of concern for the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) organisers and Bangladesh wicket-keeper and Chittagong Vikings captain Mushfiqur Rahim feels that the crowd should come to watch the big-name stars on the field instead of watching cricket on handheld devices or TV.
  • BPL have seen pull in large crowds in its previous seasons but this year, despite having many top-class cricketers, a lack of crowd in the stadium has been noticeable.
  • “Previously, when there were Abahani-Mohammedan league fixtures, people had no way of seeing them without coming to the field and so back then therer were a lot of crowd in the stadiums,” he stated.
  • The lack of crowd could also be put down to there being a lot of international fixtures that the national team plays and most supporters prefer watching the Tigers according to the Chittagong captain.
  • “There is international games throughout the year and people think they will rest a bit [during BPL] and watch when international cricket is on.


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