NCL called off amid pandemic
The ongoing Bangabandhu National Cricket League (NCL) 2021 has been halted due to COVID pandemic.
The first-class tournament resumed in March and so far two of six rounds have been played.
On Wednesday it was reported by BDCricTime that NCL would continue in BKSP and Cox’s Bazar only. However, the alarming increase in cases has made BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board) to postpone the tournament.
Several cricketers had tested positive for the virus during the tournament which also included ‘false’ results.
The current season was scheduled to end by April, after which the Dhaka Premier League T20 would follow.
Bangladesh made cricket return to field in September last year where national players took part in two two-dayers before dividing into three teams for BCB President’s Cup the next month.
Six-team Bangabandhu T20 Cup was hosted in November-December to mark the return of recognised domestic cricket. This was followed by hosting West Indies for an international series and subsequently Ireland Wolves to field the Bangladesh Emerging team.
South Africa Emerging women’s team are staying in Bangladesh to play a five-match series this month. While, Pakistan U-19 will arrive to play a Youth Test and five Youth ODIs in April-May.