The start of the inaugural Bangladesh Professional League has been postponed due to requests from a number of participating clubs. The 11-team league, which was scheduled to start on15 February will now kick off on 2 March. “The clubs and sponsors wanted some more time and they requested us to postpone the start and there was no choice but to accept their demand,” BFF General Secretary Anwarul Haq Helal told AFCMedia. Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra and Mohammedan Sporting Club (both from Dhaka), Chittagong Abahani and Mohammedan (Chittagong) and Khulna Abahani clubs had appealed to defer the league. BFF's marketing agent Leisure Sports Management of India had also requested a deferral to settle sponsorship issues.