Bangladesh football will savour a thrilling season with the name of the professional football league changed to Bangladesh League from B League from October 16. Federation Cup the curtain raiser of the season will kick off involving 16 teams to initiate the season-promising continuous football.
Bangladesh has never seen a continuous seven-month of football with both local and international fixtures. The Federation Cup starts from Thursday and after its completion the professional football league will begin on October 16. After four or five rounds of the Bangladesh League the SAFF Championship involving the eight South Asian countries will be played in Dhaka and it will be followed by the SA Games where Bangladesh will be looking to win the elusive football gold.
After the conclusion of the SA Games the Bangladesh national team will be gearing up for the AFC Challenge Cup final round scheduled to kick off in February.
The BFF, in a bid to add glamour to the lone professional football league of the country, has decided to change its name from B League to Bangladesh League. Although an official has not been made yet, the officials of the BFF have agreed to rename it as the Bangladesh League as it will enable the federation to avoid using anything like ‘A’ league. In the past the BFF has often been asked about the existence of ‘A’ league. Moreover, the B League sounded like a second-rated tournament to many followers of football overseas.
The federation also intends to name the second tier of football as the B League, which will begin from 2010-11 season. The two relegated teams from the Bangladesh League will join the six to eight sides picked from the current first division league in the B League.