National Cricket League (Bangladesh)

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National Cricket League (Bangladesh)
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)
2015–16 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.

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 there is a two-tier league, with Rangpur, Khulna, Dhaka Division and Dhaka Metropolis in the first tier, and Rajshahi, Sylhet, Barisal and Chittagong in the second.[1]

The league is also known under its main sponsor's name. In 2015-16 it is officially the "Walton LED TV 17th National Cricket League".[2]

National Cricket League teams[edit]

Team Home Ground Participation Titles
Barisal Division Barisal Divisional Stadium 1999-2000 - Present 0
Biman Bangladesh Airlines BKSP 2000-01 1
Chittagong Division Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium 1999-2000 - Present 1
Dhaka Division Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium 1999-2000 - Present 5
Dhaka Metropolis Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 2000-01, 2011-12 - Present 0
Khulna Division Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium 1999-2000 - Present 4
Rajshahi Division Rajshahi Divisional Stadium 1999-2000 - Present 5
Rangpur Division Rangpur Cricket Garden 2011-12 - Present 1
Sylhet Division Sylhet International Cricket Stadium 1999-2000 - Present 0

National Cricket League winners[edit]

Winners of NCL in different seasons are: [3]

(NB: 1999–2000 was not a first-class competition)

Biman Bangladesh Airlines cricket team, sponsored by the Bangladeshi airline company of same name featured for only one season in 2000–01 season, winning both of the domestic competitions on offer.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Last-gasp win gives Rangpur maiden title". Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Bangladesh Cricket Board". BCB. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "A brief history of Bangladesh domestic cricket". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 

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