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NCL to begin on Oct 17



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|| CF DESK ||

The National Cricket League (NCL) is set to begin from October 17, confirmed by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) selector Habibul Bashar on Sunday.

Bashar also declared that BCB has taken initiative to bring back domestic cricket with NCL, it will be followed by Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Dhaka Premier League (DPL) and Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) respectively.

"We took a while to begin NCL this time. The teams have been given enough time. Usually, when we begin the NCL, the teams don’t get much time. They are getting a month for this season,” said Bashar.

NCL started on March 22 after a long break due to coronavirus. However, due to the surge of coronavirus, the league was halted indefinitely after two rounds.

Bashar also revealed each participating side will have 16 members. The decision has been taken owning the Corona situation.

"Every team comprises 20-22 people. Now fitness training is going on. There will be a fitness test from October 1. They have not had the opportunity to train before. This time the opportunity has been given. After the fitness test, we will have a team of 16 people. Usually, we always have 14 players aside. This time they are getting the opportunity to take two more players due to Corona,” he added.