Dhaka, Oct 21 (UNB) – A 15-member Bangladsesh Under-16 Cricket team are set to leave here for Pakistan tonight (Monday night) to play two three-day and three one dayers against their Pakistan counterparts, all at the Khan Research Laboratories Cricket Ground (KRLCG) in Rawalpindi.
Left-handed batsman Nayeem Ahmed is leading the Bangladesh team in Pakistan.
Bangladesh U-16 team will start their campaign taking on Pakistan U-16 team in a three–day match beginning on Friday (October 25).
The 2nd and last three-day match will begin on October 30.
The three-match one-day series between the two teams will be held on November 4, 6 and 8 at the same venue.
Earlier, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) waited for the green signal from the government for sending the U-16 cricket team to Pakistan till Sunday evening, despite of making all other arrangements for the tour.
Chief Executive Officer of BCB Nizam Uddin Chowdhury told UNB on Sunday, “A Bangladesh security inspection team is now in Pakistan. We’ll take steps about sending our team to Pakistan after receiving a report from them.”
U-16 coach of Bangladesh team Mizanur Rahman had also told media that the teenagers are focusing on the game.
“We’re ready to fly for Pakistan. As far as I know, the tour is confirmed. Thy boys are up for playing a good brand of cricket in Pakistan. They aren’t thinking about security or other things. They are just focusing on their games,” he said.
Squad: Tanbir Alam Sham, Anik Chaki, Nayeem Ahmed (Captain), Radowan Hossan Siyam, Amir Hossain Asif, Minhajul Hasan Magh, Tawhidul Islam Ferdus, Mazharul Hoque Rupom, Arafat Islam, Limon Hossain, Shamsul Islam Epon, Ahosun Habib Leon, Mohammad Musfik Hasan, Ashiqur Zaman and Ahmad Sharif.
Stand By: Nasim Islam, Hanif Biswas, Rakibul Islam Anik, Fahim Habib Morshed, and Faisal Khan Mahfuz