Rupganj and DOHS landed in the relegation league after finishing 10th and 11th respectively in the league stage this season
Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis has accepted the request of Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League Twenty20 side Legends of Rupganj to hold their relegation game against Old DOHS at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
The date for the game however, is yet to be decided by the CCDM, given the already packed schedule in Mirpur due to the Super League matches.
The relegation game between Rupganj and DOHS was initially scheduled for Monday at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishthan.
“We had received a letter from Rupganj. They are playing the relegation league this season. They had requested the CCDM if it is possible to have their game against DOHS at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium and also include ICC panel umpire and match referee for the game alongside decision review system,” said CCDM chairman Kazi Inam Ahmed to the media following an urgent meeting of the committee Saturday.
“We are playing 15 matches in five days at SBNCS, so there is a lot of pressure on this venue. For which we had decided to have the relegation league matches at BKSP. But now that they have requested us, we discussed this with BCB president Nazmul Hasan and he said we can look into this and speak to the grounds committee to make arrangements. So far we have decided to have this game at SBNCS whenever we can find a gap in the schedule,” the BCB director added.
The CCDM couldn't keep the request by Rupganj of having review system in the game.
“We have telecasted all the matches of the league on facebook with a few cameras and similar arrangements were made at BKSP for the relegation matches. But now that the game will be held in Mirpur, this game [between Rupganj and DOHS] will be televised live on T Sports and GTV alongside the Super League matches. However it is not possible for us to arrange DRS as it is a complicated matter but there will be third umpire to check run out, stumping and boundary check,” said Inam.
Rupganj and DOHS landed in the relegation league after finishing 10th and 11th in the league stage this season.
Rupganj in 11 matches were able to grab only three wins and seven points, while DOHS bagged two wins and six points.
Partex Sporting Club at the bottom of the table were not able to pick up a single point in the league stage.