T Sports gets media rights of Bangabandhu T20 Cup

Bangladesh’s new sports-based channel T Sports has got the media rights of the upcoming Bangabandhu T20 Cup. T Sports is the first sports channel in Bangladesh. This channel is a sister concern of Bashundhara Group.

With the support of five teams, the Bangabandhu T20 Cup is going to kick-off in the third week of this month. This new sports channel in Bangladesh has got full media rights through open bidding.

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“Through open bidding, T Sports got the TV rights of T20 Cup, DTH and OTT,” BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said the media.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is yet to fix the exact date of when the Bangabandhu T20 Cup will roll onto the ground. But it is highly likely that the much-anticipated tournament will start on November 21 or 22.

A total of 113 cricketers including Shakib Al Hasan went through the fitness test to attain eligibility for playing the tournament. Shakib Al Hasan scored highest 13.7 in the beep test through which the fitness level of the players is being determined.

Most of the players scored the pass mark of 11 in the beep test but some players like Nasir Hossain, Shuvashis Roy failed to attain the minimum marks. The players’ draft of the tournament will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at a local hotel in the capital. The teams participating in the tournament are; Gazi Group Chittagong, Fortune Barisal, Beximco Dhaka, Minister Group Rajshahi, and Gemcon Khulna.

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