Anamul, Tushar, Razzak fail BCL beep test
Like National Cricket League (NCL), before the start of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) mandatory fitness test – beep test has done for 142 players at the Mirpur Indoor of the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Many of the seniors could not pass the minimum level – 11 in the beep test set by the national selectors in the session-opening domestic first-class cricket tournament NCL. Young pacer Ruyel Miah and wicket-keeper batsman Mahidul Islam Ankon are among the best in the fitness test of more than 100 cricketers.
Ruyel and Mahidul scored the highest score of 13.2 among the cricketers who played first-class cricket.
Ruyel won’t be able to play since the beginning of the BCL. The young pacer is going to South Africa as a replacement for all-rounder Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, who was sidelined from the U-19 World Cup after suffering a shoulder injury.
In the last National Cricket League, Ruyel took 8 for 26 against Chittagong. This is the best bowling record of any pacer in the country’s first-class tournament.
While the 27-year old wicket-keeper batsman Mahidul, played for Cumilla Warriors in the last BPL.
Left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain, who has just returned to cricket after illness, registered the lowest score of 7.6. Tushar Imran, the owner of the highest run in first-class cricket, scored a score of 9.8, while the other seniors, like Abdur Razzak, Nayeem Islam and Shahriar Nafees hit 10.1, 10.5 and 11 respectively. Mohammad Ashraful passed the fixed score and scored 11.11.
BCL, the upcoming franchisee-based longer version cricket tournament of Bangladesh, which is all set to get underway from January 31 with the participation of the national team’s players.
The teams- South Zone, Central Zone, North Zone and East Zone will be picking up their players through draft at 11am on Monday. Every franchise can keep 5 players from their previous team. BCL is returning as singles league after four seasons.