The Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020 will start on November 24 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh T20 tournament will feature five teams, representing five of the eight divisions of the country, with the final to be played on December 18.
The T20 tournament has been named after the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the Mujib Borsho, the year that marks the centennial birth anniversary of the founder.
The main attraction of the competition will be the return of former Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, who will take the field after serving a one-year ban for breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. The likes of Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mustafizur Rahman are also expected to create a lot of buzz among the cricket fanatics.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has also announced the full schedule of the Bangabandhu T20 Cup, with two fixtures to be played every day.
The first match of the day will start at 1 PM IST while the second match will begin at 6 PM IST. BCB also announced that the Friday fixtures will be played at 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM IST, respectively.
The first match of the tournament will be played between Beximco Dhaka and Minister Group Rajshahi.
Bangabandhu T20 Cup teams and full squads
Beximco Dhaka: Mushfiqur Rahim, Rubel Hossain, Tanzid Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mohammad Naim, Nayeem Hasan, Shahadat Hossain, Akbar Ali, Yasir Ali, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Muktar Ali, Shafiqul Islam, Abu Hider, Pinak Ghosh, Robiul Islam Robi
Gemcon Khulna: Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Imrul Kayes, Hasan Mahmud, Al Amin Hossain, Anamul Haque, Shamim Hossain, Ariful Haque, Shafiul Islam, Shuvagata Hom, Shahidul Islam, Rishad Hossain, Zakir Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Salman Hossain, Jahurul Islam
Minister Rajshahi: Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Nurul Hasan, Farhad Reza, Mohammad Ashraful, Arafat Sunny, Ebadat Hossain, Fazle Mahmud, Rony Talukdar, Anisul Emon, Rezaur Rahman, Jaker Ali, Raqibul Hasan, Mukidul Islam, Sunzamul Islam
Gazi Group Chattogram: Mustafizur Rahman, Liton Das, Mohammad Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain, Shariful Islam, Ziaur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Shamsur Rahman, Nahidul Islam, Shykat Ali, Mominul Haque, Rakibul Hasan, Sanjit Saha, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mehadi Hasan
Fortune Barisal: Tamim Iqbal, Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Irfan Sukkur, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Abu Jayed, Tanvir Islam, Sumon Khan, Saif Hassan, Aminul Islam, Mahidul Islam, Parvez Hossain Emon, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Abu Sayem, Sohrawordi Shuvo
Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020 schedule, fixtures and times for India
All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)
Tuesday, November 24
Beximco Dhaka vs Minister Group Rajshahi - 1:00 PM IST
Fortune Barishal vs Gemcon Khulna - 6:00 PM IST
Thursday, November 26
Gemcon Khulna vs Minister Group Rajshahi - 1:00 PM IST
Gazi Group Chattogram vs Beximco Dhaka - 6:00 PM IST
Saturday, November 28
Gemcon Khulna vs Gazi Group Chattogram - 1:00 PM IST
Minister Group Rajshahi vs Fortune Barisal - 6:00 PM IST
Monday, November 30
Fortune Barisal vs Gazi Group Chattogram - 1:00 PM IST
Beximco Dhaka vs Gemcon Khulna - 6:00 PM IST
Wednesday, December 02
Fortune Barishal vs Beximco Dhaka - 1:00 PM IST
Minister Group Rajshahi vs Gazi Group Chattogram - 6:00 PM IST
Friday, December 04
Fortune Barishal vs Gemcon Khulna -1:30 PM IST
Beximco Dhaka vs Minister Group Rajshahi - 6:30 PM IST
Sunday, December 06
Gazi Group Chattogram vs Beximco Dhaka - 1:00 PM IST
Gemcon Khulna vs Minister Group Rajshahi - 6:00 PM IST
Tuesday, December 08
Minster Group Rajshahi vs Fortune Barishal - 1:00 PM IST
Gemcon Khulna vs Gazi Group Chattogram - 6:00 PM IST
Thursday, December 10
Beximco Dhaka vs Gemcon Khulna - 1:00 PM IST
Fortune Barishal vs Gazi Group Chattogram - 6:00 PM IST
Saturday, December 12
Minister Group Rajshahi vs Gazi Group Chattogram - 1:00 PM IST
Fortune Barishal vs Beximco Dhaka - 6:00 PM IST
Monday, December 14
Eliminator - 1:00 PM IST
Qualifier 1 - 6:00 PM IST
Tuesday, December 15
Qualifier 2 - 6:00 PM IST
Friday, December 18
Final - 6:30 PM IST
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Olly Greenwood