Sunday, June 16, 2024

New-look NCL starts today

National stalwarts to star for respective division The 17th edition of country’s premium first-class competition, National Cricket League, will start today in four venues under a new format, with eight participating teams splitting in two tiers. Defending champions Rangpur will take on Dhaka Metropolis at Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogra while Khulna will host Dhaka at ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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

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 ... Read more

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

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 ... Read more

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

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 ... Read more