The sixth and final round of the National Cricket League (NCL), the most prestigious first-class cricket event of Bangladesh, will start on Saturday (November 16).
Tier-1 table topper Khulna Division will take on Dhaka Division in this round at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur while other two teams of this tier - Rangpur and Rajshahi Division - will lock horns at Shaheed Kamaruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi.
The table-topper of Tier-1 after this round will win the title of this year’s NCL. Khulna are currently leading the table with 29.96 points from five previous matches while Dhaka Division are at number two with 24.10 points. Rajshahi and Rangpur are at number three and four with 17.11 and 11.72 respectively.
The team who will end the Tier-1 with fewer points will be demoted to Tier-2 for the next season of the event.
Tier-2 leader Sylhet Division will face Chattogram Division at Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogura while the other two teams of this tier - Barishal and Dhaka Metro - will face each other at Barishal Divisional Stadium.
The highest points getter of Tier-2 will be promoted to Tier-1 for the next season of the event. Currently, Sylhet are leading the table with 26.55 points from five games while Dhaka Metro are at number two with 21.91 points. Chattogram and Barishal are at number three and four with 19.42 and 17.62 points respectively.
Tier-1 points details: Khulna Division: 29.96 points (wins: 2, draws 3), Dhaka Division: 24.10 points (wins: 1, draws: 4), Rajshahi Division: 17.11 points (wins: 1, draws: 2, defeats: 2), Rangpur Division: 11.17 (draws: 3, defeats: 2).
Tier-2 points details: Sylhet Division: 26.55 (wins: 2, draws: 1, defeats: 2), Dhaka Metro: 21.91 points (wins: 1, draws: 3, defeats: 1), Chattogram Division: 19.42 (wins: 1, draws: 3, defeats: 1), Barishal Division: 17.62 points (wins: 1, draws: 3, defeats: 1).