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Barishal, Rangpur face off in summit clash for spot in BPL final

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Published: 01:04, 28 February 2024  
Barishal, Rangpur face off in summit clash for spot in BPL final

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In a bid to confirm its place in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) final, Fortune Barishal will take on Rangpur Riders in the Qualifier-2 game, which turned out to be to virtual semifinal, at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium tomorrow (Wednesday). The match starts at 6.30 PM.

Barishal came to the Qualifier-2 after winning the Eliminator game, thrashing Chattogram Challengers by seven wickets. Rangpur, however, despite a James Neesham special failed to make it the final straightway after losing the game to Comilla Victorians by six wickets, reports BSS.

Barishal and Rangpur game however paved the way for a summit clash with Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan facing off each other once again.

The stained relationship between the two big stars of Bangladesh is now public, which further makes the contest spicy.

Also, the fans of the two stars are now severely divided as they were seen to abuse their favored cricketer's competitor in on and off the field, which is now often crossing the limit.

Both Shakib and Tamim were subject to abuse by rowdy fans in their first and second-leg clash in the group phase.

Tamim's Fortune Barishal though Shakib's Rangpur by five wickets in the opening game, and the latter took the revenge by defeating Barishal by one wicket in a thrilling contest in the second leg.

In the second-leg, Tamim was seen mocking Shakib's celebration after taking the catch of the star allrounder which further sparked the fans to involve in an offensive online war.

However while the relationship between the two stars promises a titanic clash, the Qualifier-2 game will matter most regardless of their personal problem. The winner will advance to the final to face off against the tournament's most successful team Comilla Victorians.