Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The final match of the first ever Bangladesh Cricket League, a series organized by expatriate Bangladeshis in the United States, was recently held at Ben Lomond ground in Virginia.
The league was the first of its kind involving Bangladeshi nationals only, according to a press statement.
The games played on synthetic turf with a hard tennis ball, attracted teams from Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
The players comprised professionals and semi professionals who have played cricket before in some capacity or the other. The league also attracted a new generation who were born far away from the cricket loving nation their parents had immigrated from.
League games were played only on weekends, the release added.
Dulles Thunders, a team based in Virginia, became the winners of the first Bangladesh Cricket League. Prizes were given away by Economic Minister of Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC Mohammad Wahid Hassan and Busra Farah Wahid, member of the first Bangladesh women’s cricket team.
Committee members — Mir Ali, MA Alam, Tanzir Ahmed, Sadat Khan, Shumon Rahman, Rifat Khan and Nizam Khan — organised the event that brought together the Bangalee community in the Greater Washington Area.
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