Comilla Victorians owner Nafisa Kamal yet another made an outburst over the controversial decision of what was done against them in the fifth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
Nafisa stated that her team had suffered an injustice done by Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Governing Council in the 2017 BPL, the fact that virtually derailed them the race of the final.
“We have won the BPL twice out of four times. I don’t know who will say what but the next year we have been wronged. I am talking about that match which was interrupted by rains,” Nafisa Kamal said.
“That year we were top of the points-table. I was hopeful that we would play the final,” Nafisa told about that incident during a Facebook live chat session with Cricfrenzy.com, one of the leading web portals recently.
“I always have a goal that we will win the title whenever we get on the field. Don’t think of anything other than winning the title. And it spread one by one in the whole group,” she added.
Comilla Victorians has dominated the event by winning the coveted title two times (2017 and 2019) out of four seasons after they take part in BPL from its third edition.
In the group games of 2017 BPL (5th edition), Comilla was a formidable force where they went on to win nine games and lose three, topping the leaderboard.
However, the team suffered a heavy blow against their arch-rival Dhaka Dynamites in the Qualifier-1.
Later, Rangpur Riders eliminated them in Qualifier-2 which created a load of controversies. Due to persistent rain, the match was signalled to resume the next day by the match officials who were against the bylaws of BPL, where the rule was if the match is called off, the team higher in group rankings would then be advanced, the rule which created a fuss in the team management of Comilla Victorians.
After clinching the trophy in 2015 Victorians were looking to defend their title in next year but they lost their first five games in a row. Nafisa also shared her opinion about the team’s miserable performance in 2016.
“We didn’t do well in 2016. In fact, the main reason behind this might be that we did very well in 2015, which led to overconfidence which may have had an effect,” Nafisa said of the 2016 BPL.