The Clemon Cricket Academies hails Bangladeshi cricketers who clinched the ICC U-19 World Cup’2020 title for the first time beating their next door arch-rivals India in the final in South Africa recently.
In the 15-man U-19 World Cup Champions Bangladesh U-19 team, four players hailed from different Clemon Cricket Academies. Seven cricket academies, under the banner of Clemon in the country, cherish the success and expressed their pride for achieving the rare feat for the country.
Four star cricketers of the champions Bangladesh U-19 team hailing from the academy are: right-handed batsman Mahmudul Hasan Joy, all-rounder Shamim Hossain, left-arm pacer Shariful Islam and all-rounder Mehrab Hossain.
Born in Faridganj of Chandpur, Mahmudul Hasan’s father admitted him to Chandpur Clemon Cricket Academy with the help of his uncle while Shamim also took admission in the same academy.
Shariful Islam started his journey at Dinajpur Clemon Cricket Academy and later he continued his training at Rajshahi Clemon academy along with his fellow-mate Mehrab.
All the four youngsters played in different clubs and achieved their places in the U-19 cricket team, and later they proved them to be the pride son of the country. The U-19 team clinched their first-ever champion trophy this year and this success acted as an inspiration for the juniors.
The directors of the Clemon Cricket Academies feel pride in the glory of the team and think themselves as fortunate to be a part of the cricketers’ training process.
Coach Shamim Faruqi, Dhiman Ghosh and Alamgir Kabir of Chandpur, Dinajpur and Rajshahi Clemon academies expressed their best-wishes for the cricketers and wished their better future achievement.
Khaled Mashud Pilot, former captain of National Cricket Team and Chief Operating Officer of Clemon Sports, said, “The result of their endeavor is the world cup. I hope, they will go a long way and take lead of Bangladesh Cricket in future.”
Many talented players are coming out of the Clemon academies in Dhaka, Narayanganj, Rajshahi, Chandpur, Sylhet, Jashore and Dinajpur. Currently, around 1200 students are taking training in these academies.