All forms of cricket were postponed in the country for a long time due to the coronavirus outbreak. After a long wait, domestic cricket returned on March 22 with the National Cricket League (NCL). But only after the end of the two rounds, the tournament has been postponed indefinitely again.
The number of Covid-19 infected rate has suddenly gone high. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday decided to host the remaining NCL matches in two venues - BKSP and Sheikh Kamal International Stadium in Cox's Bazar.
But it was announced on Thursday that the NCL has been suspended for the time being. BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury Confirmed the news.
"'NCL has been suspended for the time being as part of extra caution. But not indefinitely, it's very temporary. We'll start as soon as possible," said Nizamuddin.
"It is a first-class cricket tournament where eight teams are playing. Multiple venues are being used. That's why it's getting a little challenging in this situation. In our country, however, no sports activities are stopped. Bangladesh Games are also underway," he added.
Several cricketers have been affected by coronavirus since the start of the league. Mohammad Ashraful, Sadman Islam Anik, Akbar Ali, Alok Kapali, Naeem Islam, Alauddin Babu tested positive.
Besides, the situation is deteriorating every day. That is why the BCB has decided to suspend the league.