Dhaka, Feb 14 (UNB)– Coming from behind, Victoria Sporting Club tasted their first victory on Thursday in their second match of the Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) football.
They outplayed Swadhinata KS by 3-1 goals at the Kamalapur Stadium in the capital.
Mushed put Swadhinata KS ahead in the 14th minute, but Habib, Rana and Rony scored three goals in a row for Victoria SC in the 33rd, 44th and 55th minutes respectively.
Victoria SC, which conceded 0-1 goal defeat against Wari Club in their first match, bagged three points from two matches while Swadhinata KC managed only one point from two league outings after a 2-2 draw with Fakirerpool Youngmens Club in the last match.
In the day’s other match, Farashganj SC registered their second consecutive victory in the league beating Wari Club by a one goal scored by Zillur in the 82nd minute.
Farashganj SC topped the league table securing full six points from straight two matches while Wari Club bagged three points from two encounters.
Dhaka, Feb 14 (UNB) – Star-studded Bashundhara Kings maintained their all-win record to share top slot in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football with holders Dhaka Abahani Limited beating Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society by 1-0 goal at their home venue Sheikh Kamal Stadium in Nilphamari on Thursday.
With the feat, Independent Cup champions Bashundhara Kings shared the top slot in the league table securing full 15 points from straight five matches while Dhaka Abahani also bagged 15 points, playing six matches, losing their lone match against the Kings.
This was the 3rd defeat for Rahmatganj MFS in the league and they remained winless playing six matches bagging only three points.
Bakhtiyar Duyshobekov scored the match winner in the 50th minute from a penalty (1-0).
The day’s other league match between two bottom teams -- newcomers NoFel Sporting Club and Team BJMC -- ended in a goalless draw at the Shaheed Bulu Stadium in Noakhali.
With this, Team BJMC and NoFel SC have secured two points each playing six and five matches respectively.
After a recess on Friday and Saturday, the 7th round of the league will begin on Sunday with Sheikh Jamal Dhanmodi Club taking on Sheikh Russel KC at 3:30 pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here while defending champions Dhaka Abahani Limited playing against Brothers Union Club at 6:30 pm at the same venue.
Dhaka, Feb 14 (UNB) — Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will restart the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) T20 this year to produce more quality players for the shortest format of the game.
“The T20 contest will take place after DPL’s regular 50-over tournament scheduled to start from March 1,” Amir Khan, the coordinator of Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM), told the media on Thursday.
Unlike most Test-playing nations, who have more than one local T20 leagues, Bangladesh has only one. Most of the local players, who are out of the national set-up, did not get a chance to play in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) alongside national and international stars.
Bangladesh has failed to produce quality T20 players in the last five years despite BPL’s success. The importance of having more than one T20 league was realised years ago but BCB did not take any effective step until this year.
“Incumbent CCDM Chairman Kazi Inam Ahmed is confident about hosting DPL T20 regularly. We are working to set a schedule,” Khan said.
Local players welcomed the announcement with excitement and optimism. Former national team pacer Mohammad Sharif said he was looking forward to the new T20 league with local players. The right-arm pacer had failed to draw the attention of any franchise in the last BPL.
“It is good news for the players like me who do not get a chance in the BPL. Another T20 league will surely help Bangladesh’s cricket find new talents,” Sharif told UNB while practicing at the National Cricket Academy.
Chattogram, Feb 14 (UNB)- Bangladesh U-19 cricket team, brimming with confidence, are looking forward to the series deciding game of the two-match four-day Youth Tests series against touring English U-19.
The match will begin on Friday at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in the port city. The Young Tigers are leading the series 1-0 having defeated the English side by eight wickets in the first Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram last Sunday.
Bangladesh are now on the cusp of winning all three series after clinching the Youth ODI and one–off T20 series against the visitors.
Earlier, the Young Tigers whitewashed the visitors in the three-match Youth ODI series at Sheikh Kamal International Stadium in Cox’s Bazar. They defeated visitors in the one-off T20 series at the same venue.
In the first Test, England U-19 scored 280 runs in their first innings and but were bundled out for 152 in the second innings. Minhazur Rahman took six wickets for 28 runs and was adjudged the man of the match.
Bangladesh scored 398 runs in the first innings and chased down a small target of 35 losing two wickets in 10 overs.
Dhaka, Feb 14 (UNB) — Three Bangladeshi bowlers have been reported for their bowling action during the last edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
Sanjit Saha, Alis Al Islam and Nahidul Islam now need to be assessed by a bowling review committee of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to get further instructions regarding their participation in the upcoming domestic events.
“Three local bowlers have been reported with suspected action during the BPL. They will not be available to bowl in the upcoming domestic events unless they get a positive response from the bowling review committee of BCB,” Amir Khan, the coordinator of Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM), said on Thursday,
Sanjit, Alis and Nahidul played for Comilla Victorians, Dhaka Dynamites and Rangpur Riders respectively.
Sanjit, a right-arm orthodox bowler, was reported back in 2016 during the ICC Under-19 World Cup. He got a chance to play for the Victorians after rectifying his action. However, the 21-year-old failed to impress umpires with his new action.
Sanjit played three matches and took two wickets while Alis played four matches and took six wickets. Nahidul played nine matches for the Riders and took three wickets.
Alis, a new face, grabbed the limelight during BPL when he took a hat-trick in his T20 debut for Dynamites against Riders. But after that match, Riders submitted their concern about the action of Alis. Later, the umpires also reported a suspected action against him.
Nahidul is the only all-rounder among the three. He could draw the attention of the teams in the coming days with his batting. But the future of the other two is hanging in the balance.