Kalindi dethrone BKSP
Kalindi Par-zowar High School crow-ned themselves the new national cricket champions ending the three-year reign of mighty Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protish-than (BKSP) yesterday.
The Keraniganj outfit won the surprisingly lop-sided final of the Standard Chartered bank 22nd National School Cricket Cham-pionship at the Bangabandhu National Stadium by five wickets.
BKSP, who lifted the title three years in a row and won the final between the two sides last year, lost the two-day battle against the Kalindi boys at the half-way mark when they were bundled out for 110 in 62.1 overs on Wednesday.
Ahmed Hanif shaped the five-wicket victory with four wickets. The boys of the lone sports institute of the country never looked comfortable after they decided to bat. They fell into early trouble with Rahmatullah Mithu taking two early wickets and effecting a run out. BKSP never recovered from 40-3 and despite a fine 41 by number six Jupiter Ghosh.
Hanif, who was used as the sixth bowler, finished his six overs with 4-30 and was adjudged man-of-the-final.
Kalindi rattled up 42 runs in 11 overs before both their openers departed with the addition of one run. One-down Imran Hossain then propelled his side to 112-5 in 41.4 overs scoring an unbeaten 37 that featured seven boundaries. Mohammed Rana, who shared 47 runs with Imran for the third wicket, contributed 20.
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Barrister Moudud Ahmed distributed the prizes among the winners after the final.