Dhaka Premier Cricket League
Muminul Haq showed his new form by running rampant in the match against Mohammedan Sporting Club. Enamul Haque Vijay again got a special concession to attend the convocation ceremony of the university.
Muminul Haq. file image
Muminul Haq. file image
Two of the three matches of the day were abandoned in the Dhaka Premier League due to untimely spring rains. Another result came out but the game was short. Muminul Haq showed his new form by running rampant in the match against Mohammedan Sporting Club. Enamul Haque Vijay again got a special concession to attend the convocation ceremony of the university.
Mohammedan allowed Rupganj Tigers to bat first at Mirpur Sher Bangla Cricket Stadium. They scored 222 runs for 5 wickets after batting 21 overs. Muminul scored 74 runs off just 41 balls in T20 mood to open. Imranuzzaman came down to open with him and scored 25 runs off 14 balls. Indian Amandeep Khare scored 63 runs off 36 balls.
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Rupganj was the aggressor from the start as the D/L method equation with rain in mind. Muminul, who did not get a team in the last BPL, played a leading role in that. Imran scored 60 runs in the opening powerplay. He added another 77 runs with Amandeep for the second wicket. The left-hander, who earned the title of Test specialist, hit 11 fours and 1 six before being dismissed by Khaled Ahmed. The rain that came down in the innings of Rupganj could not create the playing conditions. Drizzling rain throughout the day left the pressure of this match.
Abahani faced Shinepukur Cricket Club at Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatulla. In this match too, the rain attacked from time to time. After losing the toss, Abahani, who chose to field first, caught Shinepukur. They scored 196 runs after losing 8 wickets in 33 overs. Rakibul Hasan, Tanveer Islam’s left-handed spin did not allow Rupganj’s batters to match.
Interestingly, Abahani’s opener Vijay was at the convocation ceremony of American International University (AIUB) during Abahani’s fielding in this match. It was almost the end of Shinepukur’s innings to bring the graduation certificate. At the very end, a glimpse of him can be seen in the field.
Later he went down to open it right. Do fifty. There is no rule of going down to open without fielding at specified time. However, the match referee Akhtar Ahmed Shipper said that there is a precedent of batting without fielding for special reasons. As Vijay’s education is an important chapter in his life, he was exempted on this day. Opponent Shinepukur also did not object to it.
Vijay continued the run by coming down to open with a special concession. He scored an unbeaten 54 runs off 64 balls. Naeem Sheikh scored 43 runs off 48 balls. After Abahani scored 114 runs in 21 overs, the game was not possible due to low light. But they won the match by 10 runs in D/LS method.