NCL to begin on January 25

Defending champions Dhaka Division will take on Barisal Division at the Shere Bangla National Stadium from January 25 in one of four opening day National Cricket League four-day matches. The tournament will be Bangladesh's second domestic competition of the 2014-15 season after the Dhaka Premier League ended earlier this month.

As earlier announced, the top four teams of this year's NCL will play in the first tier next season, while the bottom four will contest in the second tier. For the first time since the inception of the NCL in 1999, one team from each tier will be promoted and relegated.

Rajshahi Division will take on Dhaka Metropolis while Khulna Division play Sylhet Division. The other first round match will be between Rangpur Division and Chittagong Division, in Fatullah. The second round begins on February 1, but the BCB did not announce the rest of the schedule.