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Lower tier leagues to start in November

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 16 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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A Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis official said that they are eyeing to start the lower-tier competitions -- First, Second and Third Division Cricket Leagues -- in November-December this year.

 CCDM officials held a meeting at the BCB office on Wednesday where they decided to hold talks with the lower tier clubs next week.

The BCB is yet to arrange a Dhaka-based lower-tier cricket in the country since the outbreak of coronavirus last year although they have hosted a couple of domestic tournaments since then.

“The first division, second division and third division, are all very important leagues for us, so we’ve talked with all the coordinators, as we want to start those leagues from November-December this year,” CCDM Chairman Kazi Inam Ahmed told reporters in Mirpur, adding that the upcoming edition of DPL will return to its traditional 50-over format.

“The ODI format is the best format for us in international cricket. And the DPL is our most traditional league, so definitely, the one-day format will be preferred for the premier league this time around,” he added.