Keeping the next World Cup for the youth (U-19) team ahead, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has formulated a comprehensive plan for the development of the Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket Team, said BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury on Tuesday (April 18). ICC Under-19 World Cup is slated to be held in New Zealand in January, 2018. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সেপ্টেম্বরে আসছে নিউজিল্যান্ড ‘এ’]
“We’ve planned to appoint a foreign coach ahead of the World Cup. Our local supporting staffs, who are working for them, will support him,” he said, adding “Along with that, we’re trying to arrange a conditioning camp in New Zealand so that they could make their habituation in the bouncy and seam-friendly wickets and condition in their World Cup campaign.” [Read also: BCB director Tinku passes away]
“Still we are working on that. Even we are talking with some countries for U-19 tours. A tri-nation series involving Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka is in final stage. Hopefully we will tour in June to play the series,” he also told.
Nizamuddin also informed that New Zealand ‘A’ team will tour Bangladesh in September this year to play a string of different formats of games. The tour comprises of longer version and one day internationals.
However, the fixture and itinerary of the tour has not finalised yet. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) recently signed an agreement with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on the basis of reciprocal tours (home and away). Bangladesh will make their tour in the next year.
“An agreement between Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has been signed. As per the agreement, New Zealand ‘A’ team will tour in Bangladesh in September this year,” the BCB senior official said.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com