Sunday , November 23 2014

Dhaka Premier League

Dhaka Premier League is the country’s oldest and premium most club cricket
competition. Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM) organizes the
competition annually and since its beginning DPL is considered as the lifeline of
Bangladesh’s domestic cricket. Major sports clubs participate in the epic battle for
the prestigious trophy of DPL. Even before Bangladesh’s emergence as a major
cricketing force in world cricket, renowned international starts like Sanath
Jayasuriya, Saurav Ganguly, Wasim Akram. In the latest edition of DPL, the matches
received List-A status.
12 clubs participate in the country’s most prestigious cricketing event. Abahani
Limited, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Victoria Sporting Club, Gazi Tank Cricketers,
Muktijodhdha Krira Chakra, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Brothers Union are
among the top few clubs that take part in Dhaka Premier League cricket. There are
1st Division and 2nd Division leagues as well and each year in a qualifier tourney top
2 teams of the 1st division and the bottom 2 teams from DPL points table fight to
gain a position in DPL. The famous rivalry between Abahani Limited and Mohammedan
Sporting Club has
been the highlights of DPL in almost every season, with each team spending
millions to compile the best team possible in pursuit of the league title. In
popularizing cricket, the contribution of these big cricket clubs is praiseworthy. Till
today, the domestic cricket players consider playing for DPL as an achievement in
their cricketing career.