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Bangladesh Super League logo unveiled
Sports Reporter
Published :Monday, 29 February, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 68
The logo of the Bangladesh Super League (BSL), the first ever franchise-based football league in the country, was unveiled in a colourful programme on Sunday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka.
Obaidul Quader, Minister for Road Transport and Bridges unveiled the logo as the chief guest of while State Minister for Youth and Sports Biren Shikder, Deputy Minister Arif Khan Joy, Bangladesh Football Federation vice-president Badal Roy were present in there.
In his speech, Obaidul Quader said, "BSL is obviously a noble venture for local football. It will be a football league like the ISL in India. I wish it will bring new era in our football arena."
Fireworks and cultural performance followed by the logo unveiling ceremony.
The theme song of BSL, written by Kingkor Ahsan of Bangladesh and music by Dabbu Malik from India, was sung by Satyajit from India.
Yet the local fans criticised about why the organisers didn't choose local singers instead of foreign singer.
Some fans say that it is a noticeable matter since we are not honouring our artist and singers properly and neglecting our talents, we are focusing on the foreigners.
The franchise-based football league is expected to begin from next November.
Football arena has witnessed several dramas regarding BSL.
Earlier, Soccer League International, a UK based company, talked to the BFF president and its officials and continued the conversation for about two years.
In the intervening time in 2015, Celebrity Management Group (CMG), an events management company from India, had shown their interest to get the rights of BSL. However, BFF was not interested in their proposal at that time.
There was a rumour going on that BFF later signed a contract with the UK based company for the BSL. Yet, none of the party is talking about that agreement anymore.
Following many controversies, BFF sold the rights of BSL to Saif Powertec earlier this January for next 15 years at a price of Taka 35 crore. That way, BFF will get Taka around 2.33 crore each year against the rights of BSL from Saif Powertec.

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