With participation of eight Asian cricket-playing nations, the tournament will be held in Bangladesh from November 12-25
Bangladesh is set to host yet another edition of the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup.
The tournament had resurfaced in 2017 with Bangladesh as host that year. Last year, the competition was jointly hosted by Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
With participation of eight Asian cricket-playing nations, the tournament will be held in Bangladesh from November 12-25. The BCB is yet to confirm the venues.
The Bangladesh team for the Emerging Cup will be formed with cricketers from the high-performance unit, most of whom are participating in the ongoing elite players’ skill camp at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
The cricketers have to be less than 23 years of age. Test-playing nations can have four national cricketers above 23 years of age, and play three in the XI.
“Main ambition with the HP camp is to get the cricketers ready for the upcoming season. The cricketers are being prepared not only for the international arena, but also domestic circuit. We have a set plan till September this year,” said BCB game development manager AEM Kawser.
“Alongside, we also have the Emerging Teams Asia Cup, which is going to take place from November 12-25. The team will be formed with cricketers from the HP unit. We also plan to tour Sri Lanka in August if the security situation gets better there. We are to play two four-day matches and three one-day games in Sri Lanka,” the BCB official added.
In the 50-over tournament, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be playing with their respective U-23 teams while Afghanistan, the UAE, Oman and Hong Kong can play their respective national sides.