DHAKA The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) took several
initiatives to make the National Cricket League (NCL) competitive one as the
tournament long dubbed as picnic league.
The NCL will kick off on October 10 throughout the country in four
A total of eight teams will participate in the event and the games will be
played under two tiers.
The BCB has raised the bar of fitness test, making 11 points mandatory in
beep test in lieu of 9. Several senior players failed to attain the mandatory
points in the beep test but they are allowed to play until unless they hit
the minimum requirement.
The BCB though didn't increase the match fee of the players, they had
increased other remunerations.
Here is the ins and outs of the 21st NCL. Tier-1 Team: Khulna, Dhaka
Division, Rangpur and Rajshahi Tier-2: Chittagong, Dhaka Metro, Sylhet and
Barishal. Team Preparation Fees: BDT 600,000 (tier-1) BDT 600,000 (tier-2)
Daily Allowance: BDT 1500 (tier-1) BDT 1500 (tier-2) Match Fees (per match):
BDT 35,000 (tier-1) BDT 25,000 (tier-2) Travel Allowance (approx.): BDT 2500
(tier-1) BDT 2500 (tier-2) Prize Money for Champions: BDT 2000,000 (tier-1)
BDT 500,000 (tier-2) Prize Money for Runners Up: BDT 1000,000 (tier-1) No
Prize Money (tier-2) Player of the Match: BDT 25,000 (tier-1) BDT 20,000
(tier-2) Player of the Tournament: BDT 100,000 (tier-1) BDT 50,000 (tier-2)
Highest Run Scorer: BDT 75,000 (tier-1) BDT 50,000 (tier-2) Highest Wicket
Taker: BDT 75,000 (tier-1) BDT 50,000 (tier-2) Winning Bonus (for each
match): BDT 80,000 (tier-1) BDT 75,000 (tier-2)
Squads of eight teams: Rajshahi Division: Junaed Siddique, Mizanur Rahman,
Jahurul Islam, Avishek Mitra, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Mohaiminul
Khan, Farhad Reza, Taijul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Shafiqul Islam, Saqlain
Sajib, Shakhir Hossain (wk), Mohor Sheikh.
Khulna Division: Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Mehedi Hasan, Tushar Imran (if
pass beep test), Nahidul Islam, Robiul Islam, Amit Majumder, Ziaur Rahman,
Abdur Razzak, Imranuzzaman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Al-Amin
Dhaka Division: Nadif Chowdhury, Shuvagata Hom, Rakibul Hasan, Rony
Talukdar, Abdul Majid (if pass beep test), Taibur Rahman, Nazmul Islam, Saif
Hassan, Shahadat Hossain, Joyraz Sheik, Salauddin Sakil, Sumon Khan, Shakil
Ahmed (wk), Ridoy Khan, Jubair Hossain.
Rangpur Division: Mehedi Maruf, Fardeen Hasan, Mahmudul Hasan, Naeem
Islam, Nasir Hossain, Tanbir Hayder, Sohrawardi Shuvo, Alauddin babu, Sajedul
Islam, Subashis Roy, Sanjit Saha, Robiul Haque, Myshukur Rahman, Hamidul
Dhaka Metro: Shadman Islam, Rakin Ahmed, Shamsur Rahma, Mahmudullah,
Marshal Ayub, Al-amin, Jabid Hossain, Saikat Ali, Arafat Sunny, Mohammad
Shahidul, Abu Hider, Manik Khan, Mohammed Elias, Aminul Islam.
Sylhet Division: Imtiaz Hossain, Jakir Hasan, Jakir Ali, Alok Kapali,
Shahnur Rahman, Enamul Haque jr, Rahatul Ferdous, Abu Jayed, Imran Ali,
Ebadot Hossain, Toufiq Khan, Nasum Ahmed, Ruhel Mia, Mizanur Rahman, Rejaur
Barishal Division: Kamrul Islam, Mosaddek Hossain, Shahriar Nafees,
Mohammad Ashraful, Sohag Gazi (if pass beep test), Fazle Mahmud, Monir
Hossain, Salman Hossain, Mohamad Nuruzzaman, Tanvir Islam, Shamsul Islam,
Towhidul Islam (if pass beep test), Moin Khan, Rafsan Mahmud.
Chattogram Division: Tamim Iqbal, Mominul Haque (c), Sadiqur Rahman, Pinak
Ghosh, Yasir Ali, Tasamul Haque, Mahidul Islam (wk), Masum Khan, Mehedi Hasan
(U-19), Noman Chowdhury, Minhajul Abedin, Shakawat Hossain, Irfan Sukkur,
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)