Bangladesh U-17 Tour to Pakistan

Youngsters focus on game not security

Sports Correspondent

21 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Under-17 National Cricket Team players are not worried about security issues in Pakistan as they are focused on the game ahead of the upcoming series against Pakistan.

Though there has been no official announcement yet, upon getting nod No Objection Certificate, Bangladesh Under-17 team are to tour Pakistan for two three-day matches and two one-day matches.

Leaving the uncertainty aside, Bangladesh Under-17 Head Coach Mizanur Rahman told reporters at Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) premises that he did not witness any kind of anxiety in the players mind as they are totally committed to cricket.

“I don’t think the players are worried about playing in Pakistan,” Babul told reporters on Sunday.

“I don’t see the tension among them. They are going there to play cricket, they will play cricket, that’s their attitude. They don’t have any headache about playing in Pakistan,” he said.

“As far as I know, this tour is confirmed. The official announcement has not arrived yet. We have the will to do something well. Now, we are working on our strategies,” told Mizanur.

“They are here to play. I did not have to explain it separately. It is a very good thing that they are focused on the game and nothing else,” said Babul.

The Tiger’s Under-17 team played three 50-over matches and two longer version matches against Afghanistan under-17 team back in March this year.

As the longer version series ended in a tie but Bangladesh under-17 team were triumphant in the three-match one-day series (2-1).

Bulbul, who also has the experience of working with different age based teams, said he has had to form a completely new team as the time was not enough for pre-series campaign.