Chittagong – As a way to motivate the fielders to put their hands together after numerous dropped catches in the first week, the organisers have introduced a pink cap for the man with the most catches. Mohammad Ashraful is the proud beneficiary as of this week, though it could easily go to Anamul Haque (for the most athletic), Kevon Cooper (most entertaining) or Kamran Akmal (for not missing many). Anamul, the young Dhaka Gladiators wicketkeeper, threw himself to his right to haul down a thick Peter Trego edge on Wednesday. In the same game, Kamran effected two well-timed stumpings and kept things quiet behind the wicket, mostly.
But Cooper took the cake. After clinging on to a skier in Chittagong Kings' game against Khulna Royal Bengals on Monday, Cooper did a juggle and roll-down his back to end the Khulna innings. As the ball rolled towards the boundary line at long-on, he realised that Dwayne Bravo had delivered a no-ball. A scurry back and a wild throw was what Cooper managed. After Junaid Siddique's unbeaten 89 against Barisal Burners, comparisons to his blazing 134* in a club Twenty20 game six years ago were inevitable. The century launched him to the national team, though his form deserted him with each passing year at the top, eventually putting him out of contention. – Agencies