2019-03-06 12:08:20 BdST
Abahani face Uttara in DPL opener
Defending champions Abahani Limited will start their campaign in the very first day of the Walton Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League as the 50-over tournament is set to begin on Friday.
Prior to the premier one-day cricket tournament, a Twenty20 cricket tournament was held with only local players and Sheikh Jamal clinched the trophy of the first such tournament by winning the final on Monday.
Abahani, the powerhouse of local sports, were eliminated from the group stage in the Twenty20 tournament but the Dhanmondi-based side, which won two of the last two leagues, will be keen to make a good start against newly promoted Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishan (BKSP) at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
Another newly promoted side Uttara Sporting Club will play their first match in the inaugural day as they will face Twenty20 champion Sheikh Jamal, who finished third in last year’s DPL, at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah.
Last year’s runners-up Legends of Rupganj will start their campaign in the same day as they will take on Brothers Union at BKSP-3 ground at Savar. The Gopibag-based side barely survived in the top flight as they finished over two relegated sides Agrani Bank Limited and Kalabagan Krira Chakra in the last season.
On Saturday, six other sides of the 12-team tournament will take the field as Prime Doleshwar will face Shinepukur Cricket Club at Fatullah, Khelaghar Samaj Kallayan Samity will take on Prime Bank Cricket Club at Mirpur and Gazi Group Cricketers will lock horns with Mohammedan Sporting Club at BKSP.
FIXTURE (First Phase)
Date Matches Venue
08-03-2019 Abahani v BKSP SBNCS
08-03-2019 Sk Jamal v Uttara Sporting KSOAS
08-03-2019 Rupgonj v Brothers Union BKSP
09-03-2019 Prime Doleshwar v Shinepukur KSOAS
09-03-2019 Khelaghar v Prime Bank SBNCS
09-03-2019 Gazi Group v Mohammedan BKSP
11-03-2019 Abahani v Uttara Sporting KSOAS
11-03-2019 Sk Jamal v Brothers Union SBNCS
11-03-2019 Rupganj v Shinepukur BKSP
12-03-2019 Prime Doleshwar v Prime Bank BKSP
12-03-2019 Khelaghar v Mohammedan SBNCS
12-03-2019 Gazi Group v BKSP KSOAS
14-03-2019 Abahani v Brothers Union SBNCS
14-03-2019 Sk Jamal v Shinepukur KSOAS
14-03-2019 Rupganj v Prime Bank BKSP
15-03-2019 Prime Doleshwar v Mohammedan SBNCS
15-03-2019 Khelaghar v Gazi Group BKSP
15-03-2019 Uttara Sporting v BKSP KSOAS
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