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Bangla cricket league tie played with delayed toss, broken rules

The organisers of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) have broken its rules on the second day of the Twenty20 cricket tournament. The match between Sylhet Superstars and Chittagong Vikings on Monday saw a delayed start of over an hour behind schedule due to an impasse over playing foreign players as Sylhet fielded Ravi Bopara and Josh Cobb of England after the toss.

Sylhet did not have No Objection Certificates (NOCs) for Bopara and Cobb and waited for their national board’s go-ahead to play and that’s why they delayed the toss. They didn’t get the NOCs till the delayed toss as well but nevertheless included them later.

When the first ball was about to be bowled, Chittagong saw the two Englishmen fielding for Sylhet. Chittagong refused to play since Bopara and Cobb were not included in Sylhet’s playing eleven list provided at the toss.
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