Semi Final BPL fixtures to be continued to next day

 . Last updated on December 11, 2017, 3:21 PM
Semi Final BPL fixtures to be continued to next day
Comilla Victorians captain Tamim Iqbal argued with BPL Governing Council to postpone the match to the next day.

The match between Comilla Victorians and Rangpur Riders was settled to be continued on to the next day. Both the captains of the team, Tamim Iqbal and Mashrafe Mortaza to play half of the match on Monday. The players compromised with the BPL governing council to arrive at the decision. The match was halted in seven overs when Rangpur reached 55 for 1. The game was not washed out as the condition became playable again after a couple of hours. After the shortened stretches, BPL governing council proposed a Super Over to decide the winner of the match. This was challenged by Tamim Iqbal, captain of Comilla, stating that the game is not tied.

The day’s match settled the conclusion was much confusion. The muddle also escalated to heated exchanges of words. The team owners, officials as well as Iqbal had conversations with BPL officials headed by Ismail Haider Mallick. Team Comilla has been on top of the chart and a wash out would have no such impact. While, the postpone of the match gave another chance to Rangpur Riders, as a loss would have eliminated the team. Skipper Mashrafe said since it was a semifinal stage no team should be going out due to a washout. He said playing conditions are important, thanking Iqbal for his stance in favor to postponing the match.

Per Iqbal, if Mashrafe was on his shoes, the latter would have done the same. His decision kept Rangpur on an advantageous position. The captain said postponing the match will provide a better game plan. On Sanday, Rangpur played 35 minutes and the game will resume at 12 overs left to ball by Comilla. Chris Gayle, batting for Rangpur was removed as the first wicket. He was down by Mahedi Hasan. The West Indies striker could only 10 balls for 3 runs.


 

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