U-19 training camp begins at Mirpur

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:14, Feb 26,2021


Under-19 cricketers’ training camp ahead of their series against Afghanistan began at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur on Friday, said a Bangladesh Cricket Board official.

BCB game development manager AEM Kawser told New Age that the camp is taking place to prepare the players ahead of a bilateral series against Afghanistan in India.

‘We have started the training camp as a preparation for the series against Afghanistan, which will take place in Greater Noida, India which is the home of Afghanistan cricket team. All the c

oaching staff members are present in the camp,’ said Kawser.

The camp begun with 22 young cricketers and out of them 15-16 will be finally selected for the series against Afghanistan, Kawser told New Age.

The young cricketers will leave for India on March 10.

The junior Tigers will play one four-day match and five 50-over matches, said Kawser,

‘In the tour, Bangladesh U-19 team will play one four-day match and five one-day matches. All the matches will take place at Greater Noida Stadium.’ informed Kawser.

Earlier, there was a plan to include India in the one-day series to make it a triangular tournament but Kawser said that the tri-series will happen later this year in Bangladesh.

‘We will play the tri-nation series at home in November when India will come,’ he added.

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