The fifth round of the National Cricket League (NCL), country's most prestigious First-class cricket event, will begin today (Saturday) at the four different venues of across the country, reports UNB.
Khulna Division, who are on the top of the points table of Tier-1, will face Rajshahi Division at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city.
Khulna amassed 26.46 points from four matches with two wins, Rajshahi achieved 13.61 with one win and two defeats from as many matches.
The other two teams of Tier-1, Dhaka Division and Rangpur Division, will face each other at Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogura. Dhaka are at number two in the points table with 20.6 points while Rangpur are at number four of the points table with 8.22 points of Tier-1.
Barishal Division and Chattogram Divison will lock horns at Barishal Divisional Stadium in the fifth round game of Tier-2 while Dhaka Metro and Sylhet Division will face each other at Shaheed Kamaruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi.
Sylhet are leading in Tier-2 with 22.54 points from four matches while Dhaka Metro, Chattogram and Barishal are placed with 17.80, 17.42 and 15.62 points respectively.
The current bunch of national team cricketers will miss this round as they are busy with the T20 series against India. Eight players who are called only for the Test series left Dhaka Friday to join Bangladesh team in Nagpur.