NCL the silver lining in the cloud of Australia postponement

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Jannatul Naym Pieal

Everyone is disappoited with the fact that Bangladesh’s Calender year has already been ended with three more months to go following Cricket Australia (CA)’s postponement of their tour of Bangladesh. But Akram Khan, the former Bangladesh skipper is still looking some silver linings in the cloud.

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According to Akram, with the national cricketers playing in the National Cricket League (NCL) following the cancellation of their international fixture, it will bring back the lost charm of the country’s oldest first-class competition again.

He also believes the opportunity of playing with the national cricketer will just be an extraordinary experience for those who are in the pipeline for the national team as they are getting opportunity to play with and against the top cricketers of the country.

However Akram doesn’t deny the fact that Cricket Australia’s decision has harmed Bangladesh cricket a lot, “We had a significant rise in our limited-overs performance and were also developing as a strong Test unit. Now such decision will harm us a lot.”

“I know they (Australia) are way better than us. But at the same time we were on a flow to do well. Bangladesh could have improved its reputation in the format and create scopes to play more Tests in the future,” added the current BCB official.