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Two DPL Matches Postponed Due to Fire Accident in Dhaka-Aricha Highway

Two of the Dhaka Premier League 2024 Matches at BKSP grounds in Savar on Tuesday, have been postponed due to a highway accident.

Two DPL Matches Postponed Due to Fire Accident

All four teams participating in the match at BKSP grounds have been struck in traffic for hours on the Dhaka-Anricha Highway, which was revealed by tournament officials.

Both matches have been shifted to Wednesday while the actual schedule of the matches will move to Thursday. The matches were between Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and Legends of Rupganj at the BKSP-3 ground and Prime Bank Cricket Club and Partex Sporting Club at the BKSP-4 ground. They were supposed to start at 9.00 am local time.

According to the reports, an oil lorry caught fire at 05.30 am on Tuesday after it turned upside down near the Hemayetpur bus stand on the highway. Four other trucks and a private car nearby also caught fire.

Savar’s fire service and civil defense station officer Mohammad Nurul Islam told the media. One person died while eight others were hospitalised at the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery.

The accident created a massive tailback in the area on both sides of the road and the teams were trying to reach the venues which is 25 km away. Teams usually take the Dhaka Anricha highway, taking the exit through the city’s Gabtoli area.

Surjo Tarun Club and Cricket Coaching School were summarily demoted from the Dhaka Premier League after they arrived late for their DPL matches in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

Prime Bank Cricket Club stands third in the points table while Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club stands fourth and Legends of Rupganj stands fifth in the DPL 2024 points table.

Mohammedan Sporting Club and Kalabagan Krira Chakra had also arrived late for the DPL match in 2018. The Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis has taken necessary action to avoid these circumstances.

Coming to international cricket, Bangladesh is playing in the second test of Sri Lanka’s tour of Bangladesh 2024. After suffering defeat in the first test, they look forward to clinching victory in the second test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

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