CCDM decided to accordingly have a reserve day for the Super League with every effort made to complete the matches on the scheduled day with any necessary reduction in overs taking place
The Super League matches of the ongoing Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League Twenty20 will start afresh after the first round of matches Saturday got washed off by inclement weather.
On the day, only the tie between Gazi Group Cricketers and Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club was able to see some action, just 1.3 overs, at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
The matches between Prime Bank Cricket Club versus Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited and Abahani Ltd versus Mohammedan Sporting Club Ltd could not even get to the ground.
Following requests from Gazi Group and Doleshwar, which was unanimously supported by all the other clubs involved in the Super League, the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis in an emergency meeting decided to bring necessary amendments to the Match Playing Conditions of the League to allow a fresh start from Sunday, and the maximum opportunity to complete matches on reserve days.
“We had an emergency meeting (Saturday) with all six teams of the Super League. The teams requested and we agreed in the best interests of the event and cricket to include reserve days for the Super League matches. We have a very tight schedule but still agreed on this as the games are being televised live and we would like to see results of matches for this very important league,” CCDM chairman Kazi Inam Ahmed said in a media release.
CCDM also decided to accordingly have a reserve day for the Super League with every effort made to complete the matches on the scheduled day with any necessary reduction in overs taking place.
Only if the minimum number of overs necessary to constitute a match cannot be bowled on the scheduled day will the match be completed on the reserve day.
If a match has started on the scheduled day and overs are subsequently reduced following an interruption but no further play is possible, the game will then resume on the reserve day.