Mohammad Ashraful is set to return to competitive cricket when the 18th Walton National Cricket League begins on Sunday.
Ashraful, who will play for Dhaka Metropolis in the country's premier first-class tournament, will be back to the field having served his three-year ban for match fixing in the second edition of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 in 2013.
Dhaka Metro, who will face Dhaka division in a tier one game in Bogra’s Shaheed Chandu Stadium, are yet to set their playing XI, according to the team members. There were slight confusions in the tent last night with two cricketers of the team - Saikat Ali and Mehrab Hossain Jr - joining the camp but sources said Ashraful is well on track to make his comeback.
In the second tier one game, Khulna division will take on Barisal division at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna.
In tier two, Rangpur division will face Chittagong division at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium while in the other game, Rajshahi division will lock horns with Sylhet division at Sheikh Kamal Stadium in Rajshahi.