Dhaka, Oct 10 (UNB)— This year’s Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 cricket bonanza may be delayed by a week.
Chairman of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 Cricket Sheikh Sohel said the most popular domestic cricket event BPL might be delayed by a week.
“If any crisis arrives along the way, the BPL might be delayed by a week or 10 days,” Sohel told the media on Thursday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium after a meeting of the BPL Governing Council.
BPL was originally scheduled to be played from December 6. But this schedule might be changed in the next meeting of BPL Governing Council.
“We had discussions with some parties today, who are interested to sponsor BPL teams. We tried to understand their background and explain to them what a team sponsor will get from BPL as well,” Mahbub Anam, the other board director told reporters.
This year’s BPL will be dedicated to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, as declared by BCB earlier.
There will be no franchises this year. BCB has said this year’s competition will be held under its own auspices.
“The team sponsor will pay the sponsorship fee to BCB and the board will operate all teams. However, they will get the chance to come up with any suggestions to create a strong team,” Mahbub further told the media.
As of today, BCB talked to four parties who are interested to sponsor of BPL teams.
However, they are yet to get the confirmation from BCB to get the sponsorship. Sheikh Sohel told the media that the BCB will finalize matters in the next board meeting.
Dhaka, Oct 10 (UNB) – Eight teams, including five foreign clubs will participate in the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup Football Tournament scheduled for October 19-30 at the MA Aziz Stadium in the port city of Chattogram.
The tournament organizing committee has finalized the eight teams for the ensuing meet on Thursday including three local clubs alongside five club teams from aboard.
The five foreign clubs are -- Mohun Bagan AC and Chennaiyin FC of India, Terengganu FC of Malaysia, TC Sports of the Maldives, Young Elephants FC of Laos and three local clubs are -- Bangladesh Premier League champions Bashundhara Kings, runners-up Dhaka Abahani Ltd and hosts Chattogram Abahani Ltd.
Convener of Tournament Committee and Vice-President of Chattogram Abahani Ltd Tarafdar M Ruhul Amin made the disclosure at a press-conference at Rupayan Center in Mohakhali area of the capital on Thursday.
“We have included the best Asian clubs in the tournament. Fans will enjoy quality football. We are preparing MA Aziz Stadium for the meet renovating the gallery, floodlights and others,” Tarafdar M Ruhul Amin said.
The ceremony draw of the tournament will be held at Le Meridien Hotel here on Friday (Oct 11) at 4 pm.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Hasan Russell MP will be chief guest on the occasion.
The Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup, a biennial soccer event, was held in Chattogram Twice in 2015 and 2017.
Chattogram Abahani Ltd organized the tournament on regular basis in memory of Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Each team will get US$ 10,000 as participation money while the Champions team will be awarded US$ 50,000 and the runners-up US$ 30,000.
Chattogram Abahani Ltd emerged champions of the first edition of the tournament in 2015 beating East Bengal FC of India by 3-1 goals in the final while TC Sports Club of the Maldives emerged champions in the second edition in 2017 beating Pocheon Citizen FC of South Korea by 4-2 goals.
Dhaka, Oct 10 (UNB) — Bangladesh A beat Sri Lanka A by one wicket in the 2nd match of three-match one-day series at R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Thursday.
With this win, Bangladesh A levelled the series 1-1 as they lost the first game at the same venue.
Sent into bat first, Sri Lanka scored 226 for nine wickets in 50 overs.
Kamindu Mendis (61 off 67) and Priyamal Perera (52 off 62) hit the fifties for Sri Lanka. Besides, Lahiru Udara (23) and Chamika Karunaratne (25) were other contributors the Lankans.
For Bangladesh, Abu Hider Rony, Ebadat Hossain and Sunzamul Islam bagged two wickets each.
In reply, Bangladesh reached the target of 227 with 9 wickets down off the last ball of the match, to win a thrilling contest by one wicket.
Mohammad Naim and Mohammad Mithun hit fifties to guide the team to a win. Naim posted 68 off 58 with nine fours while Mithun scored 52 off 87 with three fours and one six.
Najmul Hossain Shanto (21), Afif Hossain (24) and Nurul Hasan (25) were the other main contributors for the 2nd string Bangladesh team.
The last match of the series will be held on October 12 at the same venue.
Dhaka, Oct 10 (UNB) – Bangladesh U-15 women’s football team will play against Nepal U-15 women’s football team in their 2nd match of the 3rd edition of SAFF U−15 Women's Championship’2019 on Friday.
The match will kick-off at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu of Bhutan at 3 pm (BdST).
In the day’s another match, India will play against hosts Bhutan at the same venue at 6 pm.
In their remaining match of the four-nation meet, Bangladesh will face holders India on October 13 at 3 pm.
The top two teams of the four-team fray will play in the final on October 15 at 6 pm at the same venue.
Earlier on Wednesday, Bangladesh made a flying start beating hosts Bhutan by 2-0 goals in their first match while India crushed Nepal by 4-1 goals in the day’s opening match.
Bangladesh clinched SAFF U−15 Women's Championship title in 2017 beating India by 1-0 goal in the final at Bir Sherestha Shaheed Shipahi Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur here on December 24.
Bangladesh team: Rupna Chakma, Yesmin Akhter, Unnoti Khan, Shamsunnahar (Captain), Nasrin Akhter, Shohagi Kisku, Rozina Akhter, Kohati Kisku, Shaheda Akhter Ripa, Rehena Akhter, Nowsin Jahan, Abeda Akhter, Afedia Khandokar, Mahfuza Khantun, Mehenur Akhter, Nusrat Jahan Bristi, Eti Khatun, Joynab Bibi Rita, Sumi Khatun, Surman Jannat, Purnima Rani Mondal, Rumiu Akhter and Swapna Rani.
Dhaka, Oct 10 (UNB) — Rain has washed out most of the plays of the day one in the 21st National Cricket League (NCL) 2019 at four different venues of the country on Thursday.
Two out of four matches were failed to get a start on day one while the other two matches began but were interrupted by the rain.
Dhaka Division vs Rajshahi Division
Taijul Islam of Rajshahi Division showed the glimpses of his left-arm spin in the Tier-one game between Dhaka Division and Rajshahi at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah.
Rajshahi won the toss and opted to bowl first in the game and they achieved the early breakthrough removing Abdul Mazid for 10. In the second wicket stand, Dhaka added 80 runs.
Rony Talukdar was the highest runs scorer in the day for Dhaka as he posted 63 off 114 while Joyraz Sheikh posted 35. Eventually, they ended the rain-interrupted day on 143 for seven in 51.5 overs.
For Rajshahi, left-arm national spinner, Taijul bagged four wickets conceding 55 runs in 20.5 overs while right-arm pacer Shafiul Islam took three wickets conceding 40 runs.
Dhaka Metro vs Chattogram Division
At Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka Metro were facing Chattogram Division where Chattogram won the toss in the match and opted to bat first. They have put up 147 for three in 52 overs before the rain forced a premature end of the day.
Sadiqur Rahman, the right-handed opener, hit 51 while Tamim Iqbal, the national star failed to mark his return to competitive cricket after a long break adding just 30 off 105 balls.
Pinak Ghosh and Tasamul Haque were at the crease for 30 and 17 respectively when the play of day one was called off.
For Dhaka Metro, the national all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad bagged all three wickets.
Rain was persistent in Khulna and Rajshahi
The Tier-one game between Khulna at Rangpur at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna failed to get a start due to persistent rain. The same was the fate for Barishal and Sylhet at Shaheed Qamaruzzaman Stadium in the Tier-two game in Rajshahi.