BCB brings NCL date forward

The Bangladesh Cricket Board decided to bring the schedule of National Cricket League forward to give the national players some match practice ahead of their two-match Test series against Australia, officials said on Wednesday. NCL was scheduled to start from the first week of October but BCB decided to start it from mid-September following a request

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BCB to form committee on match-fixing probe

The Bangladesh Cricket Board will launch an investigation committee to probe the alleged match-fixing in the National Cricket League, said BCB president Nazmul Hasan on Saturday. BCB is expected to take immediate actions in this regard as they maintained zero tolerance in previous cases related with match-fixing corruptions. ‘We would form an investigation committee

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BCB to dig deep into NCL fixing claim

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is all set to investigate the allegation of match-fixing in the National Cricket League final round match between Dhaka Metropolis and Rangpur Division, said BCB officials on Tuesday. Rangpur earned their maiden title in NCL, country’s traditional first-class tournament, after beating Metropolis by 102 runs at BKSP. Khulna were among

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Tamim dominates again

It was once again a ‘Tamim Iqbal show’ that dominated the beginning of the second round of the National Cricket League. The dashing left-hander raced to his third consecutive century and became the only batsman in the history of Bangladesh’s domestic cricket to score hundreds in three consecutive innings. Playing at the BKSP, Tamim’s 183 came of just 187 balls, as the

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Last chance to impress

NCL 2nd round begins today
The all-impor-tant second round of the National Cricket League (NCL) begins today after a short break for eid. The round will be the last chance for certain players to make an impression on the national selectors. Chief selector Akram Khan has already said that Bangladesh’s long hiatus from Test cricket has put him and his team in a spot of bothe

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Prime Bank NCL’s first franchisee

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has penned a Memorandum of Understanding with Prime Bank Foundation, a subsidiary of Prime Bank, for the upcoming National Cricket League (National Cricket League). According to the agreement, Prime Bank Foundation has received a franchisee license to operate an NCL team for the next ten years. The Bank will have to pay a yearly

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Sponsors to boost NCL profile

The 14th edition of the National Cricket League (NCL), beginning on October 14, which will take place on a franchise-based system, is scheduled to
witness a series of sponsorship-related deals for the franchises today.
The country’s lone first-class competition, which has been starving for sponsors over

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NCL awaits first ever day-night affair

The Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Tuesday that it will introduce day-night first-class match in the forthcoming National Cricket League in line with the guideline of the International Cricket Council.
‘The opening game and the final match of National Cricket League will be a day-night affair and a pink ball will be used as per the rule of the ICC,’ BCB president AHM Mustafa Kamal told

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Investment bears fruit

A confident Victoria Sporting Club turned up for their league deciding last round match against Old DOHS with commemorative T-shirts. In the end, there was no potential banana skin as the favourites clinched their title with a two-wicket victory at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium yesterday.
It was not easy though as Victoria captain Shakib Al Hasan was atypically nervous in the

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Rajshahi make it four in a row

Rajshahi continued their dominance in the first-class competition as they clinched their fourth consecutive National Cricket League title with a crushing nine-wicket victory over Khulna in the final with two days to spare on Saturday.
Opener Mizanur Rahman cracked an unbeaten 80 from 75 balls to guide Rajshahi to 129-1 after

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Anamul misses double ton

No play today; Day 3 tomorrow
Anamul Haque missed a maiden double hundred but Khulna continued to dominate Dhaka Metro yesterday on a rain-interrupted second day of the National Cricket League second phase game at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium.
Khulna declared their first innings on 618 for eight; stumps were drawn with Dhaka

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Rangpur’s first win

It was Rangpur’s maiden win in the National Cricket League when they overturned Khulna by five wickets at the Jessore Stadium yesterday.
The three-day finish also meant that the league leaders lost for the first time in five rounds. Elsewhere, Rajshahi are poised for their third win, Dhaka have a tricky final day chase and in the

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Khulna eye bigger lead

The Rangpur-Khulna tie of the National Cricket League is evenly poised while Rajshahi, Dhaka and Dhaka Metropolis were in firm control yesterday.
The batsmen continued to struggle as Tasamul Haque’s 125 remained the only century in the fifth round as left-arm spinners Enamul Haque and Murad Khan were on fire while off-spinner

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Khulna make it 3 out of 4

Khulna’s bowlers did an excellent job on the final day to steer their team to a 31-run victory over Rajshahi in the fourth round of the 13th National Cricket League at the Shamsul Huda Stadium in Jessore yesterday. It was Khulna’s third win making them the third team in this round to secure outright victories after Sylhet, who outplayed Dhaka Metro inside two days, and Chittagong, who beat Dhaka on

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Mushfiqur, Rubel & Shakib rested

Captain Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan and Rubel Hossain — all Khulna players — will not play the fourth round match of the National Cricket League (NCL).
“Three national cricketers will not play the fourth round match as head coach (Stuart Law) has advised them to take rest,” informed Zahid Razzak Masum, national team

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No NCL one-dayer in domestic calendar

Bangladesh Cricket Board has dropped the one-day version of National Cricket League from the calendar of the coming season on the pretext of too much cricket.
The domestic cricket calendar for the 2011-12 season, prepared by cricket operations committee, was approved on Saturday without the one-day version of

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Cricketers’ conditioning camp begins today

Cricket players of the 32-member squad for the pre-season conditioning camp will begin their second phase of the camp at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Pratishthan today.
The six-week camp divided into three phases is run by strength and conditioning trainer of Bangladesh cricket team Grant Luden, the only foreign coach to survive from the post

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Tigers reunited

The national players reunited after one-and-a-half months as the month-long conditioning camp for them began at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday.
The camp, which will be supervised by trainer Grant Lunded, the only surviving coaching staff in the aftermath of a low-key World Cup campaign, coincided with the taking office of the new selection

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Twin tons bring Dhaka back in it

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Twin tons bring Dhaka back in it
Anamul Haque and Mehrab Hossain applied themselves brilliantly on way to hitting twin hundreds as Dhaka staged a fightback against Rajshahi on the fourth day of the National Cricket League final at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.
Riding on a 165-run fifth wicket partnership between young Anamul and Mehrab, Dhaka could

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