Kalabagan v Victoria, Dhaka Premier League 2013, Savar

Rain forces abandonment

Mohammad Isam

September 11, 2013

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The Dhaka Premier League match between Victoria Sporting Club and Kalabagan Cricket Academy was abandoned without a ball being bowled, forcing the teams to split points as a result. Rain over the week in Savar, where the BKSP cricket ground is located, did the damage as the reserve day too couldn't be utilised.

Victoria, the defending champions, were left frustrated, with captain Nasir Hossain questioning the choice of the ground which was soaked in water in the days leading up to the match. "If the [players] can tell that there is no chance of playing a match here, why can't the BCB know?" Nasir told the Dhaka-based New Age on Tuesday, the scheduled match day.

The Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM), the tournament's organisers, moved the BKSP ground's next three matches. The Abahani-CCS match has moved to Fatullah Cricket Stadium on Thursday, which is located at the other end of Dhaka, a venue boasting a newly-installed drainage system.

Two other matches on September 15 have also been shifted from BKSP to Bogra. But the new BKSP-3 venue nearby will be used for the next few rounds.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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