BCB names 15-man team for ‘Mini Ranji’

Staff Correspondent | Published at 12:00am on July 07, 2019

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Saturday named a strong 15-member squad who will represent the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI in the Dr (Capt) K Thimmappaiah Memorial multi-day All India Cricket Tournament in Bangalore and Mysore from July 10.

Bangladesh team will participate alongside 15 other Indian teams in the tournament and they are in the ‘B’ Zone and will play against KSCA Secretary’s XI, Vidarbha Cricket Association and Dr DY Patil Cricket Academy in their group stage matches.

Pacer Abu Jayed, a member of Bangladesh’s World Cup squad, was named in the team while players like Taskin Ahmed, Mominul Haque, Taijul Islam and Shadman Islam were also included in the side.

The tournament, which is also known as ‘Mini Ranji Trophy’, will see the teams divided into four zones of four teams each and the zone toppers will enter the semi-finals.

The final of the tournament will take place on August 3-6 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Bangladesh team will leave home on July 8 to participate in the tournament and they will face Vidarbha Cricket Association in their opening match on July 10-13.

BCB XI team: Abu Jayed, Nazmul Hossain, Nayeem Hasan, Mominul Haque, Ebadot Hossain, Robiul Haque, Jahurul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Shadman Islam, Ariful Haque, Taijul Islam, Yasir Ali, Saif Hasan, Nurul Hasan and Shohidul Islam.