Under-19 team set to leave for U-19 WC

MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team are set to leave Dhaka early Tuesday for New Zealand to participate in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

Saif Hassan-led Bangladesh Youth team participated in an official photo session on Monday afternoon at the home of Bangladesh Cricket, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.

The Bangladesh team will reach Christchurch from Dubai on 27 December and play three warm-up matches on 1, 3 and 5 January, all against Otago Eleven at University Oval ahead of their World Cup campaign.

Bangladesh, which were placed in the four-team Group C of the tournament, will face Namibia on 13 January, Canada on 15 January and England on 18 January in the group affairs.

Bangladesh squad: Mohammed Saif Hassan (captain), Afif Hossain Dhrubo (vice-captain), Pinak Ghosh, Naim Sheikh, Towhid Ridoy, Aminul Islam Biplob, Mohammad Rakib, Mahidul Islam Bhuiyan Ankon, Shakil Hossain, Robiul Haque, Nayeem Hasan, Qazi Onik Islam, Roni Hossen, Hasan Mahmud and Tipu Sultan.


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