Bangladeshi steel company AKS has acquired title sponsorship rights to the 2016 season of domestic Twenty20 cricket competition the Bangladesh Premier League.
The deal with the Bangladesh Cricket Board was agreed ahead of the start of the BPL’s new campaign today (Friday).
The tournament will be officially titled the AKS BPL T20 powered by Shah Cement. Defending champion Comilla Victorians faced Rajshahi Kings in the opening fixture, but the game was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain.
The 2016 BPL will run through to December 9.