Kalerkantho all-rounder Mir Mahbub receives Man of The Match prize from Railways Minister Mujibul Haque.
The daily Kalerkantho registered a one-wicket victory over Bdnews24 in their first match in BSJC Media Cricket Tournament 2018, organised by Bangladesh Sports Journalists Community and sponsored by Step Footwear, on Saturday.
Kalerkantho chased down Bdnews24's 76-run target with 4 balls remaining, thanks to superb batting from Mir Mahbub (24), Saddam Hossain (15) and Rayhan (13*).
Earlier, Kalerkantho captain Showkat Ali Polash won the toss and elected to field first. Kalerkantho bowlers restricted Bdnews24 to 75 runs in 6 overs. Mir Mahbub, Saddam Hossain and Showkat picked one wicket each.
Mahbub was judged Man of The Match for his all-round performance.
Earlier, Railways Minister Mujibul Haque inaugurated the six-day long tournament featuring 24 media houses dividing into eight groups.
The champion will receive Tk30,000 while the runners-up side will pocket Tk20,000.
All the teams will be allowed to field a professional cricketer.
Each squad must comprise 10 members while an innings will contain six overs.