Dhaka, Oct 11 (UNB) — The Barbados Tridents marched to the final of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Friday morning (Bangladesh time) edging Trinbago Knight Riders in the second qualifier by 12 runs at Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad.
In the first qualifier, the Tridents had lost the first qualifier to Guyana Amazon Warriors by 30 runs. However, Tridents took advantage of getting another chance on Friday.
The Knight Riders won the toss in this match and sent the Tridents to bat first. They put up a challenging score of 160 for six in 20 overs. Jhonson Charles hit 35 for them while RaymonReifer and Ashley Nurse scored 24 each. Bangladesh Test and T20Is captain came in number three and posted 18 off 12 with one four and one six.
For the Knight Riders, Ali Khan, Khary Pierre and Chris Jordan bagged two wickets each.
In reply, the Knights were tumbled for 148 for 10 in 19.3 overs and lost the game by 12 runs. Number seven batsman Seekkuge Prasanna hit 51 off 27 deliveries with four fours and sixes but his effort was not enough for his team to avoid a defeat.
Denesh Ramdin and Keiron Pollard scored 21 and 23 respectively, but they were unable to leave the field with a win.
For the Tridents, all of Harry Gurney, Hayden Walsh, Ashley Nurse and RaymonReifer bagged two wickets each. Shakib, however, was flabby with the ball in hand. He bowled only two overs and conceded 27 runs but failed to bag any wicket.
The final of CPL will take the place at the same venue on October 12, in which the Tridents will lock the horns with the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
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) — 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) — 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.
Dhaka, Oct 9 (UNB) — Bangladesh A lost the three-match one-day series opener against Sri Lanka A by seven wickets on Wednesday at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Bangladeshi batsmen failed to live up to the expectation in the middle which has eventually handed them a defeat.
Bangladesh A won the toss and opted to bat first but they disappointed to put up a challenging total on the board. They ended the innings on 116 for all wickets in 33.3 overs.
The touring side lost the first wicket just in eight runs. In the second wicket, Saif Hassan and Najmul Hossain Shanto added 46 runs, which was the only 40-plus partnership in Bangladesh’s innings.
Saif fell for 32 while Shanto posted 24. Captain Mohammad Mithun (21) and Afif Hossain (11) other two batsmen have scored two-digit runs. Eventually, Bangladesh ended on 116 runs only for all wickets in 33.3 overs.
For Sri Lanka, captain Ashan Priyanjan bagged four wickets in only 4.3 overs conceding 10 runs while Chamika Karunaratne bagged two wickets.
In reply, Sri Lanka chased the target of 117 in just 25.5 overs losing three wickets in spite of losing first wicket in five runs. Captain Ashan Priyanjan remained unbeaten scoring 50 off 62 with three fours and two sixes. They ended on 120 for three and won the game by a big margin of seven wickets.
The remaining two matches of the series will be held on October 10 and 12 at the same venue.
Before the one-day series, both teams have faced each other in a two-match four-day series which has ended in a draw.