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Abahani face Sheikh Jamal without key players

Published : 29 Apr 2024 08:53 PM

Abahani, just one match away to retain the title of the Dhaka Premier League Cricket, when they will face Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in a must win situation today.

The match willtake palce at the BKSP Ground 4.  

But the defending champions will have big blow when face ita tough task to make the starting lione-up, as their 10 players of the first XI are in the national camp for the Zimbabwe series.

Though the equation is very much simple for the Sky-Blue, as if the win will be enough for them to lift the title for 22nd time but if fail to win then will hav to wait for next two matches.

Abahani will have to play without 10 key performers - Liton Das, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Tawhid Hriday, Zaker Ali Anik, Afif Hossain Dhrub, Taskin Ahmed, Shariful Islam, Tanjim Saqib, Mohammad Saifuddin and Tanveer Islam.

Meanwhile, Mahmudul Hasan Joy and pacer Khaled Ahmed have injury that could be also a major blow for the holders Abahani.  

Khaled Mahmud Sujon, head coach of Abahani said that now, they have no any option but to play with the players, they now in the camp. 

As the 10 players left the team for the first three matches of against Zimbabwe along with the opener Mahmudul Hasan and pacer Khaled Ahmed is also injured. So makes Sujon to lineup his firt XI. 

Sujan, former national team’s captain when talking to the media on Monday said that he was thinking of playing some young players. 

Meanwhile, according to rules, no first division cricketer can be played in the premier league.

A cricketer who played in the first division in the same year cannot play in the Premier League at the same year. 

Therefore, it is not possible to bring any cricketer, who is playing in the first division on loan this year. So they will have to dependent on the different age groups cricketers.    

The first T20 match of five-match sereis against Zimbabwe will be on May 3 when Abahani's match is today (April 30).