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POST TIME: 24 August, 2019 00:00 00 AM
ACC U-19 ASIA CUP
Youth Tigers to start training tomorrow
SPORTS REPORTER, Dhaka

Youth Tigers to start training tomorrow

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yet again recalled the Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team for a week-long training camp ahead of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Under-19 Asia Cup-2019.

This time the board has called 24 players, most of whom were returned home from England some few days back having played a tri-nation series, where the hosts England and top-notch Indian players were locked in against Bangladesh youth, who lost to its next door neighbours in the grand final having played well at double league round.

They were asked to report their head coach Naveed Nawaz, who went to Sri Lanka after the triangular series, is slated to arrive here on Friday to join the team at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Prothisthan (BKSP) in Savar on Saturday.

The opening day's training session of the youth Tigers will begin at 9:00am on Sunday. Before traveling to Sri Lanka on September 3, the youth Tigers will play a one-off practice match, which will be played at the BKSP on August 29.

The match will be played between the probable and possible players after which BCB will announce the squad of the youth Tigers, who are preparing themselves for the ensuing ICC Under19 World Cup in Australia in between February and March, for the imminent Asia Cup.

Bangladesh are scheduled to leave Dhaka for Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka on September 3, two days prior to the outset of the eight-team Asian competition.

The Asia Cup for the youth will be held in Sri Lanka in between September 5-14 this time around.

Heaping praises on players for their jaw-dropping performance in the England’s triangular series, where they showcased individual and team-wise performance what are needed for the next flagship event, AEM Kawser, senior national manager of BCB Games Development, said that they will keep its continuation in Asia Cup also. Kawser said that they are yet to inform by ACC in which group they have been spitted.

“It would be better for us if we could have known our group and its teams,” AEM Kawser said.

“By then, we could have known what is needed for our team. We could name our squad accordingly,” Kawser told The Independent.