The Bangladesh Cricket Board decided to include their Under-19 World Cup winning squad members - pacer Tanzim Hasan Sakib and left-arm spinner Rakibul Hasan - in their current Under-19 set-up keeping in mind the next age-level global tournament, scheduled next year in West Indies.
“As they (Tanzim and Rakibul) are eligible (because of their age) to take part in the U-19 World Cup next year they are asked to join the U-19 camp in Khulna,” BCB Game Development Manager AEM Kawser told The Daily Sun on Wednesday.
The current U-19 squad is doing a camp from November 8 in Khulna and they will play three one-day matches respectively on November 13, 17 and 18 among themselves before taking part in the upcoming tri-team series (Bangladesh and two Indian U-19 teams) hosted by the BCCI in Kolkata later this month.
Bangladesh’s current U-19 team has been unsuccessful to live up to the expectations till now as they suffered a clean sweep defeat against Sri Lanka during a five-match YODI series in Dambulla last month.
Before that series, the junior Tigers managed to defeat their Afghanistan counterparts 3-2 in an ODI series at home but lost the lone Youth Test by three wickets against the same opposition in September.