Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Bangladesh U-15s face Dutch in opener

Bangladesh take on Holland in their opening knockout match of the Clico International Under-15 Cricket World Championships in Barbados on April 19.

The young Tigers, currently touring West Bengal, would face hosts West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad on April 26 in their first match of the tournament proper.

Apart from the hosts, Kenya and Ireland are the other teams in Bangladesh's group.

Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Holland and the International Cricket Council (ICC) Americas team comprising players from Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands and The Bahamas in Group 2.

Test-playing countries England, New Zealand and Australia will be missing from the tournament.

"England have told us that the period of the tournament clashes with their school exams, while Australia and New Zealand have both indicated to us that they don't play competitively at the under-15 level," said All Sports Director Bruce Aanensen during a press conference at the Queen's Park Oval.

The final of the tournament will be played at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad on May

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