National Cricket League

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National Cricket League
Countries Bangladesh Bangladesh
Administrator Bangladesh Cricket Board
Format First-Class
First tournament 1999–2000
Last tournament 2015–16
Number of teams 8
Current champion Khulna Division (4th title)
Most successful Rajshahi Division &
Dhaka Division
(5 titles each)
2016–17 National Cricket League

The National Cricket League is the oldest domestic first class cricket competition in Bangladesh.

History and format[edit]

The National Cricket League was inaugurated in the 1999–2000 season but was not then first-class. Bangladesh became the tenth Full Member of the ICC in 2000 and the league became first-class in the 2000–01 season. Limited-overs and Twenty20 tournaments with the same name have also been played in the past.

Since 2011-12 there have been eight teams in the league, which usually runs from October to December. From 2011–12 to 2014–15 each team played each other team once over the course of the season. In 2015–16 and 2016-17 there was a two-tier league: Rangpur, Khulna, Dhaka Division and Dhaka Metropolis were in the first tier in 2015-16, and Rajshahi, Sylhet, Barisal and Chittagong in the second;[1] for the 2016-17 season Barisal were promoted to tier 1 and Rangpur demoted to tier 2.[2]

The league is also known under its main sponsor's name. In 2015–16 it was officially the "Walton LED TV 17th National Cricket League".[3]

National Cricket League teams[edit]

Team Home Ground Participation Titles
Barisal Division Barisal Divisional Stadium from 1999–2000 0
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan No 1 Ground 2000–01 only 1
Chittagong Division Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium from 1999–2000 1
Dhaka Division Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium from 1999–2000 5
Dhaka Metropolis Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 2000-01 and from 2011–12 0
Khulna Division Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium from 1999–2000 4
Rajshahi Division Rajshahi Divisional Stadium from 1999–2000 5
Rangpur Division Rangpur Cricket Garden from 2011–12 1
Sylhet Division Sylhet International Cricket Stadium from 1999–2000 0

National Cricket League winners[edit]

Winners of NCL in different seasons are: [4]

National Cricket League One-Day Winners[edit]

National Cricket League Twenty20 Winners[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Last-gasp win gives Rangpur maiden title". Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "All eyes on Liton as Rangpur eye return to tier one". Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Bangladesh Cricket Board". BCB. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "A brief history of Bangladesh domestic cricket". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 

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