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 2014–15
Number of teams 8
Current champion Rangpur Division
Most successful Rajshahi Division &
Dhaka Division
(5 titles each)
2013–14 National Cricket League

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

The National Cricket League had in fact been 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 which had begun in 1999–2000 as a minor competition became first-class in the 2000–01 season.

There are eight teams in the league, each of which plays each other team once over the course of the season, which runs from October to December. In 2015-16 there will be 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]

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 3
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: [2]

(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. ^ "A brief history of Bangladesh domestic cricket". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 

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