A new season of Corporate Cricket begins
Season 2 of Corporate T20 Cricket Starts with Jersey Unveiling & Captains Meet
Corporate cricket tournaments in Bangladesh are gaining popularity, and the anticipation for season 2 of GamesHour’s corporate T20 tournament was high. On October 4, GamesHour organized a grand Jersey Unveiling & Captains Meet program at Cadet College Club, Purbachal. Captains and officials discussed the new season’s regulations. Seven corporate teams confirmed their participation: City Bank, Daraz, Eastern Bank, Mutual Trust Bank, Stargaze International, Laila Group, and Amin Weekend Cricket Club.
The event was graced by GamesHour Director Shawkat Ali Miah and former Bangladesh national cricket team star Shahriar Nafees, who delivered inspiring speeches. Other notable attendees included Faisal Zaman, Head of Category, Agami Limited, Mohammad Hamdur Rahman, CEO, Rangs Limited, and representatives from the participating teams.
21 Matches Across October & November in 2 Venues
A Month-Long Action of Corporate t20 Cricket Tournament
Season 2 of the tournament unfolded at Masco Shakib Cricket Academy and Police Staff College Cricket Ground, with seven teams fighting for supremacy. Each team played six matches in the 21-game group stage. Tournament debutants Laila Group displayed remarkable consistency, securing the top spot in the league table in terms of NRR. Mutual Trust Bank (MTB) also maintained their composure, finishing in second place with same point as Laila Group, while the remaining teams experienced a mixed season. The group table ended with Laila Group, MTB, City Bank, Stargaze, Eastern Bank, Amin Weekend Cricket Club, and Daraz respectively.
Individual brilliance also shone throughout the tournament. Shovon from City Bank (252 runs), Zabir from Daraz (247 runs), and Monir Hossain Joy from Stargaze (205 runs) were the top 3 batters. AKZ Shipon (14 wickets), Ebadul Islam (12 wickets), and Izamam (12 wickets) were the best bowlers. AKZ Shipon of the Champion Team also won the player of the tournament for his display.
A Grand Wrap-Up of Season 2
Grand Finale between Laila Group & MTB: Trophy & Award Giving Ceremony
A thrilling second season of GamesHour Corporate Premier League T20 came to an end on November 4th as Laila Group & MTB clashed in the final match for the championship title. In a dramatic finish, Laila Group emerged victorious, snatching the Championship Trophy and etching their names as the champions of season 2 in a nail biting last-over thriller final. Batting first MTB put a total of 90 runs. Laila Group chased the run with 1 wicket in hand. There were 2 other matches that saw City Bank vs Stargaze in the plate final where City Bank won the Plate Championship Trophy.
In another showdown for the Bowl Final EBL faced Amin Weekend Cricket Club which saw EBL clinching the title. For individual brilliance, 3 other awards were given. Batsman of the tournament, Bowler of the tournament & Player of the tournament. Daraz also won the fair play award for their display in the tournament. BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu was the chief guest at the award ceremony. Former Bangladesh cricketer Shahriar Nafees and David Moore, head of programs at BCB, were also on the list of special guests.
Season 2 at a Glance
Shining Teams & Individuals of the Season
The Tournament at a glance, Season 2 Champions Laila Group, Plate Winner City Bank Limited, Bowl Winner Eastern Bank Plc, Fair Play Award Daraz. Best Batsman Shovon, City Bank. Best Bowler AKZ Shipon, Laila Group & Player of the Tournament AKZ Shipon, Laila Group. The tournament went on for almost a full month and it couldn’t be possible without the support from the sponsors.
Recharge Electrolyte Drink was the title sponsor for the second season, while Jamuna Group and Mitsubishi Motors were the gold and co-sponsors respectively. Other partners included GoZayaan, Back Page PR, JSSSL, Silent Sports, Sports 59, Dekko Foods, and Autonemo. More information about the tournament can be found on the website www.gameshour.net