NCL set to start today
Following a long gap due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is set to start regular domestic competitions through the upcoming edition of the country's oldest first-class domestic competition, the Bangabandhu 22nd National Cricket League (BNCL), across four venues from today.
Organisers announced the schedule for the first two rounds through a press release yesterday, scheduling the second round of the BNCL from March 29.
In Tier 1, defending champion Khulna Division will take on Sylhet Division at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna while Dhaka Division to face Rangpur Division at the BKSP-4 ground in Savar.
Rajshahi will lock horns with Chattogram at the Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi while Barishal Division to host Dhaka Metro in Tier 2.
Selectors announced the squads for the teams and although there were a lot of talk about providing ample opportunities to leg-spinners in first-class competitions, Jubair Hossain was overlooked for Dhaka Division's final squad for the first two rounds.