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POST TIME: 26 November, 2019 09:48:35 AM
Cricketers now focus on Bangabandhu BPL
SPORTS REPORTER, Dhaka

Cricketers now focus on Bangabandhu BPL

Local players have started turning up yet again to Mirpur for individual practice as the upcoming special edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is knocking at the door.

The BPL that has been named after The Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is scheduled to get underway on December 11.

After the conclusion of the National Cricket League (NCL), the players were rarely seen in the area of “Home of Ground” during the much-talked about tour especially the historic pink-ball Test between Bangladesh and India.

They have shifted their full focus to the looming Bangabandhu- BPL just after the shocking Test series.  

Nasir Hossain, Rokibul Hasan, Sohaz Gazi, Nadif Chowdhury along with some youngsters including Pinak Ghosh were seen doing gym and practice at the Indoor stadium and Gymnasium yesterday.

National discarded all-rounder Nasir Hossain, who was out of form for so long after his surgical operation on his leg injury, played a good cricket in the recently-concluded NCL, the performance that brought him back in the spotlight again. He got its rewards in hands as he was bought by BPL team Chattogram Challengers from players draft for the Bangabandhu-BPL.

Unlike Nasir Hossain, Rokibul Hasan was also picked by Jamuna Bank Dhaka Platoon. Along with them, Nadif Chowdhury and Sohag Gazi were also purchased by Rangpur Rangers and Sylhet Thunders respectively. Chattogram Challengers picked batsman Pinak Ghosh from players draft.

High Performance (HP) trainner Tushar Kanti Roy guided them in the gym session. Before the kick-off of the NCL, where the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has set a benchmark of players' fitness that raised a hue and cry among the players, some of these players were in that crop though they finally crossed it and played the league.

Now they are honing their skills and techniques along with their fitness for the domestic blockbuster Twenty20 cricket tournament.

 

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