Dhaka, Apr 18 (UNB) — Third round Super League matches of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League will be played on Friday.
In this round, defending champions Abahani Limited will take on Prime Bank Cricket Club at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mohammedan Sporting Club will face Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in Fatullah while the table-topper Legends of Rupganj will play Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club in BKSP.
In the first round, Abahani beat Prime Doleshwar while Legends of Rupganj and Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club came up victorious respectively against Mohammedan and Prime Bank.
In the second round, Abahani continued on winning-streak against Mohammedan while Sheikh Jamal and Prime Doleshwar won against Legends of Rupganj and Prime Bank respectively.
While Mohammedan and Prime Bank lost both of their matches in the first two rounds, Abahani and Sheikh Jamal won both of theirs.
However, before heading into the third round, Rupganj are at number one to take one step ahead to the championship as they have acquired 22 points from 11 wins in 13 matches. On the other hand, Abahani are just behind them with 10 wins in as many matches.
Points table after two rounds of Super League:
TEAM M W L PT NRR
Rupga 13 11 2 22 0.604
Abaha 13 10 3 20 0.846
PBCC 13 8 5 16 0.335
SJDC 13 8 5 16 -0.017
PDSC 13 8 5 16 -0.093
MSC 13 6 7 12 0.089
Dhaka, Apr 17 (UNB) – Rajshahi Division champions Bogura Police Lines School and College moved into the semifinals of the Prime Bank Young Tigers National School Cricket Tournament beating Dhaka Metro champions Willes Little Flower School & College by 60 runs in the quarterfinal at the Lalmonirhat District Stadium on Thursday.
Batting first, Bogura Police Lines School scored 223 for all in 48.5 overs. In reply, Willes Little Flower School folded their innings at 163 for 9 in stipulated 50 overs.
In the day’s other match, Barishal Division champions Pirojpur Govt Boys High School defeated Khulna Division champions Bagerhat ML Collectorate School & College by nine wickets at Rangpur Cricket Garden in the other quarterfinal.
Bagethat ML School opened the innings first and were dismissed for just 100 runs in 32.2 overs and later Pirojpur High School reached their target scoring 104 runs for the loss of one wicket in just 20.1 overs.
In the remaining two quarterfinals on Friday, Dhaka Division champions Narayanganj Jila School will face Rangpur Division champions Shishu Niketan High School while Sylhet Division champions PDB High School will meet Chattogram Division champions Cumilla High School.
The two semifinals will be held on April 21 and the final is scheduled for April 23, all at the Rangpur Cricket Garden.
Dhaka, Apr 18 (UNB) - Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP) are the first team to be relegated from the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League to Dhaka First Division Cricket League losing to Uttara Sporting Club by one wicket at their home venue in Savar on Thursday.
However, Uttara SC are still in doubt to keep their place safe in the Dhaka Premier League. Their fate depends on their last match with Brothers Union Club.
BKSP batted first after winning the toss and were bundled out cheaply for 144 runs in 49.4 overs with Aminul Islam scoring team highest 59 featuring two fours.
Akbar Ali and Sadman Rahman tried hard to make a good total scoring 26 and 25 runs respectively. But the other BKSP batsmen failed to live up to the expectations.
Abdur Rashid bagged five wickets while Sajjad Hossain, Manan Sharman and Mohimenul Khan took one wicket each.
In replying, Uttara SC also made a frustrating start losing four wickets before posting 50 runs on the board.
However, Manan Sharma struck 52 to guide BKSP to the match-winning knock
Apart from Manan, Minhazul Abedin and Abdul Gaffar contributed 17 and 21 runs respectively and chased the target in 39.5 overs scoring match winner 147 for the loss of nine wickets.
For BKSP, Tanzim Hasan Shakib bagged four wickets while Hasan Murad and Shamim Hossain took two wickets each.
Abdur Rashid was the man of the match for his five-wicket haul.
Dhaka, Apr 18 (UNB) — Abu Jayed Rahi’s inclusion in the World Cup squad has been welcomed by former Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief selector Faruk Ahmed.
“I think Jayed is a very good pick. It’s nice to include a surprising element in the team,” the former national team captain, told reporters on Thursday.
BCB announced the team on Tuesday and kept Jayed as the fourth genuine pace bowler along with Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman.
Faruk said Jayed, who has never played an ODI, has been doing well in domestic cricket for a long time. “His vast experience of playing in domestic cricket will surely help him in England,” he said.
Faruk was the chief selector for the 2007 and 2015 World Cup teams that are still considered Bangladesh’s most successful outings in the biggest cricketing event. But he says he believes Bangladesh can do better.
“The 2015 World Cup team was very good. We proved that by playing in the Quarter Final, the first for Bangladesh. But our recent performance is good. We’ve done well in England in the last ICC Champions Trophy. If our senior guys do better, we can do better than the past,” he said.
Faruk criticised the selectors for announcing to make changes in the announced-squad after the tri-series in Ireland.
“The team management is not hundred percent confident with the team. I don’t agree with them. It’ll throw some players into doubt about their places in the World Cup squad,” the former chief selector told reporters.
The World Cup will take place in England and Wales from May 30. Bangladesh will play against South Africa in their first match on June 2.
Colombo, Apr 18 (AP/UNB) — Test opener Dimuth Karunaratne was named Thursday to lead Sri Lanka's World Cup team despite not having played a one-day international in more than four years.
Sri Lanka Cricket announced a 15-member squad for the tournament in England starting May 30.
Karunaratne played his last one-day international during the last World Cup in 2015 against England. He has since been considered a specialist test opener and Sri Lanka Cricket president Shammi Silva said his unexpected success as test captain recently, leading a dispirited team to win both test matches against South Africa, prompted officials to select him for the World Cup.
"We understood that he is able to rally all the strengths in the team," Silva said. "I feel this is a team that can make a big impact."
Sri Lanka, the 1996 champion, has struggled since the retirement of some senior players following the last World Cup. It has lost all eight matches that have been players so far this year, prompting selectors to make a surprise choice for captain.
Karunaratne has a modest one-day record in the 17 matches he has played, including one half-century and an average below 16.
The squad includes six specialist batsmen, five all-rounders, three fast bowlers and one spinner. All-rounders Jeevan Mendis and Milinda Siriwardena, and batsman Dhananjaya de Silva will assist Jeffrey Vandersay in spin bowling.