Bangladesh have won the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup for the first time, beating India by 3 wickets at Potchefstroom in South Africa recently.
Among 15-men of the winning squad, four players hailed from different Clemon Cricket Academies. They were students at the academies. Seven cricket academies, under the Clemon banner in the country, cherish their success and express pride for their mark in the history.The four stars hailing from the academy are right-handed batsman Mahmudul Hasan Joy, all-rounder Shamim Hossain, left-handed pacer Shariful Islam, and all-rounder Mehrab Hossain.
Born in Faridganj of Chandpur, Mahmudul’s father got him admitted to Chandpur Clemon Cricket Academy. With the help of his uncle, Shamim also took admission to the same academy.
Shariful, though, started his journey at Dinajpur Clemon Cricket Academy, he later continued his training at Rajshahi Clemon academy along with his fellow Mehrab.
All these four youngsters later played at different clubs, achieved their places at the U-19 cricket team, and proved them to be the pride of the country. The U-19 team have bagged the champions trophy this year. This success is acting as an inspiration for the juniors.
The directors of the Clemon Cricket Academies take pride in the glory of the team and feel 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 well-wishes for the cricketers and wished for their 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 at Dhaka, Narayanganj, Rajshahi, Chandpur, Sylhet, Jashore and Dinajpur. Currently, around 1200 students are taking training in these academies.