Rajshahi edge ahead on Naeem ton

Naeem Islam scored a laborious century to put Rajshahi on top against Dhaka on the third day of the National Cricket League final at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.
The seven-hour long marathon innings under humid conditions from Naeem, who made 112 off 281 balls with fifteen boundaries, helped Rajshahi take a small but much-needed first innings lead

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Different routes to success

The moment Nasiruddin Faruque chose to stop thinking too much about his game, he reaped the rewards.
On the other hand, a deeply motivated Mosharraf Hossain Rubel is also on his way to reaching his pre-season target.
“I used to think too much about everything,” Faruque said. “There is less negativity now

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An obituary

Cricket is dead in the National Cricket League (NCL). And how.
When you take a sweeping view of what goes on during four-day games in this country, it would be hardly surprising if you find out players just waiting for the game to be over.
After having surveyed through players in the competition, it has been gathered that there is

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Lone hand from Nafees

Shahriar Nafees continued his good form with a century for Barisal in their last National Cricket League game against Sylhet at the Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi yesterday.
It was a captain’s knock from the left-hander as his side crumbled in front of Alok Kapali’s leg-spin to be bowled out for 257, Sylhet replying with six for no loss at

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Rajshahi rout Barisal

Rajshahi division recorded a huge 126-run win over Barisal in the second round of the National Cricket League, while national discard Alok Kapali smashed a massive century (153) to help Sylhet salvage a draw against  Dhaka on Friday.
Khulna and Chittagong also settled for a draw in the other match of the second

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