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Kayes optimistic as BCL round five starts

South take on Central, North face East

Sports Correspondent     17 April, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Kayes optimistic as BCL round five starts

South Zone opener Imrul Kayes bats during a practice session at Rajshahi on Monday.

The round five games of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) 2017-18 will begin today where Prime Bank South Zone will take on Walton Central Zone at Shahid Kamaruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi.

After the end of round four games, North Zone are currently at the top of the points table. They are the only team so far who were able to pull off a win in the ongoing BCB against Central Zone who suffered the only defeat of the tournament in the match. The rest of the matches ended in a draw.

South Zone who are currently at number three, underwent a practice session on Monday at Rajshahi ahead of their fifth round clash. The return of their key opener Imrul Kayes will boost the morale of the team. Imrul Kayes is eyeing a fresh start as he will play in BCL after a long time since he played his last BCL match before DPL.

Both Mominul Haque and Imrul Kayes could not play the BCL games as the duo went to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah Hajj.

“Our batsmen produced a magnificent batting performance in last round. This is going to be a fresh start for me. I missed the last round and I am going to play cricket after long-gap,” said Kayes.

“In BCL, we are a force to be reckoned. We are hoping for a positive result if we can perform on a match by match basis. Heat might emerge as an issue but we should focus only on cricket. If we can play our best game the result will favour us,” He said.

Meanwhile table topper North Zone will face against East Zone at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, in Mirpur.

East Zone’s star batsman Mominul Haque who went to Saudi Arabia to perform Umra Hajj, also returned to the side.  Mominul’s return is a huge boost for East Zone side who was the leading run scorer till round three before Tushar Imran surpassed Mominul’s scores.

Mominul collected 382 runs in first three rounds including a 258-run innings.