The 2017-18 Bangladesh Premier League season, also known as BPL 5 or AKS Bangladesh Premier League 2017 powered by Shah Cement (for sponsorship reasons), is the fifth season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), the top level professional Twenty20 cricket franchise league in Bangladesh.
The competition will be organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and features seven teams from seven different cities.The season began on November 4, and expected to end on 12 December, 2017, with the defending champion, Dhaka Dynamites playing against newbies Sylhet Sixers in the first game at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.
A total of 46 matches will be played in these venues with the playoffs and final being held in Dhaka.
A total of 66 players were signed in the event including 51 locals and 15 from abroad. Rangpur Riders signed the most players reaching a tally of 16. The first local and overseas player call went to Rajshahi Kings as the picked Mustafizur Rahman and Usama Mir.