The 2017-2018 BPL season which is also known as the BPL season 5 is the fifth season of the Bangladesh premier league, the most famous cricket league held in Bangladesh. The league will be governed by the Bangladesh cricket board and will feature seven different teams belonging to the largest cities of the Bangladesh. The league will commence from 4th November and will end on 12th December, 2017. The first game of the tournament will be played between Dhaka Dynamites and Sylhet sixers at the Sylhet international stadium. The Sylhet sixers will play under new censorship and management from this season. Barisal Bulls will not take part in this season after they failed in financial terms.
This season of the BPL will not represent Pakistani players except retired on a permanent basis due to their domestic league. The draft of the BPL 2017 was held on 16th September,2017 in which a team can buy 7 local players and 2 international players. In this season a new rule will be followed under which a team can play 3 to 5 overseas players instead of 4. In the BPL draft a total of 66 players were signed for the tournament that includes 51 local Bangladesh players and 15 overseas players. Rangpur Riders signed the most no. of players with 16 players included in the team.
A total 46 matches will be played in the tournament with playoffs and final will be played at Dhaka. The matches of the tournament will be held at Zohur ahmed choudhary, Sher-E-Bangla cricket stadium and Sylhet international cricket stadium. The Seven teams taking part in the tournament are Chittagong Vikings, Comilla Victorians, Dhaka Dynamites, Khulna Titans, Rajshahi Kings, Rangpur Riders and Sylhet Sixers. The first match of the tournament will be played between Dhaka Dynamites and Sylhet Sixers.