The 2016–17 Bangladesh Premier League will be the fourth season of the Bangladesh Premier League, the top Bangladesh franchise professional league for Twenty20 cricket clubs. The league is organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board and will feature seven teams.The season is scheduled to begin on 4 November 2016 and to end on 9 December 2016.
Two new teams, Khulna Titans and Rajshahi Kings will play in the competition with new ownership after the original franchises had missed the 2015 competition, while the Sylhet Super Stars franchise was excluded from the competition. The BCB originally claimed that Sylhet had breached franchisee agreements or not paid bank guarantees, but on 21 September clarified that the franchise had been excluded for “disciplinary reasons”.
Bangladesh Premier League 2016 (4th session) is going to start soon. According the BPL governing council the Bangladesh Premier League 2016 will be launched form the following 4 November, 2016. But in this session the opening ceremony won’t be arranged due to the current Bangladesh Vs England Series for insufficient of time. Though in all previous session BPL authority gave us big surprised in arranging the opening ceremony. The final match of Bangladesh Premier League 2016 will play on 9th December, 2016.
This year one extra venue has been added. The all matches of BPL 2016 will be held in Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Chittagong’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium. Again two teams are joining in this BPL 4th session. In last 3rd season of BPL T20 there were played total 6 franchises namely Dhaka Dynamites, Comilla Victorians, Barisal Bulls, Rangpur Riders, Sylhet Super Stars as well as Chittagong Vikings. But, in 2016 the new joining two teams are Khulna and Rajshahi. But, Sylhet Super Stars left the 4th session. So, total 7 teams are going to fight in this session.