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BCB mulling to make Bangabandhu permanent fixture





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Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan said that he is very impressed with the young cricketers in the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup while added that they are to make such a tournament a permanent fixture in their calendar.

Bangabandhu Twenty20 Cup, an initiative from the Bangladesh Cricket Board to bring the players back into the fold after a long break, has so far worked as a platform for a number of young cricketers to break away from the shadow of established veterans and get into the limelight.

The five-team T20 tournament, which concluded its group-phase on Saturday, is the second tournament staged by BCB during the COVID-19 pandemic after the fifty-over competition BCB President’s Cup in October.

The board went ahead with these newly found tournaments while ignoring regular domestic competitions to facilitate cricketers return to the field but as an unexpected positive, the tournament has helped a number of exciting young talents prove their mettle in the shortest format.

Firstly we did not think that we could host this kind of tournament because the first tournament that we did was an experiment while we were thinking about the home series against West Indies while we were thinking of hosting this tournament

For me this tournament is much more interesting the BPL this is my personal observation because we don’t have the chance to see so many local cricketers at the same time

‘’We have spoken in the board and thinking on how to keep this tournament in the calendar,’’ he said.

 ‘’A lot of young cricketers impressed me a lot and this is the biggest success of the competition,’’ he said