Bangladesh NCL (National Cricket League) Twenty20

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Bangladesh NCL (National Cricket League) Twenty20
Countries Bangladesh Bangladesh
Administrator BCB
Headquarter Dhaka, Savar, Bangladesh
Format Twenty20
First tournament 2010
Tournament format Round-robin tournament and Knockout
Number of teams 6
Current champion                Rajshahi Rangers
Most successful                Rajshahi Rangers(1 title)
Most runs

          Kings of Khulna

Imrul Kayes(228)
Most wickets

               Rajshahi Rangers

Mukhtar Ali (12)
Website NCLT20.com

The National Cricket League Twenty 20 (often abbreviated as NCL T20 or নাতীয়নাল ক্রিচ্কেত লেগ ), was a Twenty20 cricket competition initiated by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). It includes 6 teams named by the divisions of Bangladesh. It has now been replaced by BPL.

The tournament is broadcast on Bangladeshi television channel ATN Bangla with all broadcasting rights to this television channel.The tournament has had much success in Bangladesh with the matches being watched in large amount of people in Bangladesh. The prize money was 7,000,000 and the runners up get 3,500,000. Also additional prizes included 50,000 for the fastest fifty and the most sixes.

History[edit]

First season[edit]

Rajshahi vs Kings of Khulna match at the Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium.

The inaugural season of the tournament started on 11 April 2010 and lasted for 9 days with 18 matches scheduled. The final was played in Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, Mirpur. Every team played once at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan No 2 Ground and the rest of their match at the Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium in a round-robin system. The top four ranking sides progressed to the knockout stage of semi-finals followed by a final. In this case Dhaka Dynamites finished first of the tournament qualifying with Kings of Khulna, Rajshahi Rangers and Sultans of Sylhet all qualified. Rajshahi Rangers defeated Kings of Khulna in a last over thriller and emerged as the inaugural NCL T20 champions.

Franchises[edit]

In the NCL T20 six companies so[clarification needed] to buy a team in the tournament. The companies would go in to a lottery of which they were to pick one of six of an iconic player from Bangladesh who is of an exceptional standard. Then 3 of 18 of players who are of the Bangladesh national cricket team. They would be categorised into a certain class, getting paid a certain amount of money. No player could more than 400,000 Taka.

  • A+ = 400,000
  • A = 300,000
  • B = 200,000
  • C = 150,000
  • D = 100,000

The team could also add two international players to their team.

Franchise Owner(s) Captain Price (US$) Location Map
          Barisal Blazers Aziz Al Kaiser Tito

(Owner of Partex)

Shahriar Nafees 3,272,900

$47,000

Bangladesh location map.svg

          Cyclones of Chittagong Latifar Rahman Badal

(Bangladesh Jiban Bima Corporation)

Nafees Iqbal 5,193,950

$73,000

          Dhaka Dynamites
Shayan F Rahman

(Beximco)

Mohammad Ashraful 6,545,800

$92,000

          Kings of Khulna Dr Mahfuzur Rahman

(ATN Bangla)

Shakib Al Hasan 4,767,050

$67,000

               Rajshahi Rangers Hasan Imam

(AB Bank, Citycell)

Khaled Mashud 6,118,900

$86,000

          Sultans of Sylhet
Fazle Hasan Abed

(BRAC Bank)

Mashrafe Mortaza 5,834,300

$82,000

Rules[edit]

The six teams have to go it a lottery to pick players for their teams based on the players talent put into categories A+, A, B, C, D. Also the teams can buy international players but there is a limit to two players in a playing squad at a time.

Some of the team composition rules are:

  • Minimum squad strength of 16 players plus one physio, assistant coach and a coach.
  • No more than 4 foreign players in the squad and at most 4 in the playing XI. The number allowed in the playing XI remains unchanged at four.
  • As this is domestic cricket, so a minimum of 13 local players must be included in each squad.
  • A minimum of two players from the BCB under-22 pool in each squad.

Some of the differences to international Twenty20 cricket:

  • A difference to international cricket is a timeout. It gives the players an opportunity to strategise and take a drink during the strict 2-minute, 30-second time limit. Each team is awarded two timeouts per innings, totalling to four timeouts for the whole game. The teams can take the timeout when instructed, but it is necessary to take it at the end of 9th and 16th over.
  • NCL T20 is also known for having commercials during the game, hence there is no time limit for teams to complete their innings. However, there may be a penalty if the umpires find teams misusing this privilege at their own choice.

The total spending cap for a franchisee in the first player auction was US $120,000. Under-22 players are to be remunerated with a minimum annual salary of US $1389 while highest for domestic is US $5556. The most expensive players in the NCL T20 to date are Shoaib Akhtar at US$18000.

Venues[edit]

Barisal Chittagong Dhaka Khulna
Barisal Blazers Cyclones of Chittagong Dhaka Kings of Khulna
Abdur Rab Serniabad Stadium Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium Bir Shrestha Shahid Flight Lieutenant Motiur Rahman Stadium
Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 36,000 Capacity: 15,000
Ispahani End, Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium.jpg
Sylhet
Rajshahi Rangers Sultans of Sylhet
Shahid Kamruzzaman Stadium Sylhet Stadium
Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 20,000

The venues are home grounds of all the stadiums of the represented city. The final would be played in the main Bangladesh stadium the Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium

Winners[edit]

Season Winners Runners-up Teams
2010                Rajshahi Rangers           Kings of Khulna 6

Performance of teams[edit]

Team Span Titles Matches Won Lost Win % For (r/o) Against (r/o) Best Worst
          Barisal Blazers
2010
0
5
1
4
20.00
572 / 96.1
620 / 92.1
6th of 6
6th of 6
          Cyclones of Chittagong
2010
0
5
1
4
20.00
619 / 93.5
713 / 96.0
5th of 6
5th of 6
          Dhaka Dynamites
2010
0
6
5
1
83.33
650 / 93.0
650 / 93.0
3rd of 6
3rd of 6
          Kings of Khulna
2010
0
7
3
3
50.00
697 / 100.0
650 / 98.5
Runners-up
Runners up
               Rajshahi Rangers
2010
1
7
4
3
57.14
664 / 97.1
657 / 91.1
Champions
Champions
          Sultans of Sylhet
2010
0
6
4
2
66.66
698 / 98.0
673 / 100.0
4th of 6
4th of 6

List of statistics and records of NCL T20

TV rights[edit]

ATN Bangla will televise all matches Live and will showcast highlights.

External links[edit]