Bangladesh U19 to tour Pakistan in November

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has unveiled the schedule of the Bangladesh U19 Cricket Team’s tour to Pakistan.

Bangladesh will tour Pakistan to play a five-match ODI series, which will mark Bangladesh U19 team’s first tour to the country after a gap of 15 years.

As per the schedule released by the BCB, the two sides will contest in a four-day match and five ODIs from November 1 to 19 in Faislabad.

Bangladesh U-19 last toured Pakistan in November 2007. The only four-day match played between the two teams during this time was played at the National Stadium, which ended in a draw.

On this occasion, the PCB Director – International Zakir Khan, in a PCB-released statement, said that 2022 is the year to host international teams in Pakistan, therefore, is looking forward to welcoming the Bangladesh U-19 team in November.

“2022 has been all about hosting international teams and in this relation, we look forward to welcoming Bangladesh U19 side. While this will be the first junior international series in Pakistan in 15 years, third time in as many years Bangladesh will send their side to Pakistan following their women’s tour in November 2019 and the men’s team for a Test in February 2020.

“The U19 series comprising a four-day and five limited-over matches will provide opportunities to players from either side to showcase their skills and earn the nod of their coaches and selectors.

“With this series to be played in the backdrop of the first of its kind Pakistan Junior League, the U19 series underscores Pakistan Cricket Board’s vision and efforts to invest in its PCB Development Programme.”

It is pertinent to mention that the squad and training schedule of the Pakistan U19 team will be announced in due course.

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