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Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Bangladesh tri-series

 
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A limited overs triangular tournament among three cricket academies in the sub-continent — Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh — will commence in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from April 21 (Saturday).

The key aspect in this tournament will be to push young talent to indulge in competitive cricket in different conditions. Minnows Bangladesh are on the right track with an infrastructure — a-long-term plan, giving exposure to young talent under the stewardship of Dav Whatmore.

Sri Lanka has joined forces besides playing in the one-day series by playing two four-day games. Pakistan Academy have already two four-day matches against the Bangladesh Academy.

Fielding an academy team with a blend of youth and experience led by Ian Danie some of the players have already played in the big league. Namely Ian Daniel and Nuwan Zoysa, etc. It is heartening to note batting all-rounder from St Joseph’s Angelo Mathews is included — a player who has already made an impact on the under-19 circuit. The Lankan Academy team will leave on April 20 (Friday) and play their first one-day game against Bangladesh.

The final between No. 1 and two will be played on April 30. This will be followed by two four-day games between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The first match commences on May 3. The local academy team has been training hard, under Director Jerome Jayaratne. The players are afforded with all facilities. The latter part of the tour is the ideal test to prove their skills in the established game.

Itinerary: April 21 — Bangladesh v Pakistan, 22 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 23 Rest and practice, 24 Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 25 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 26 Rest and practice, 27 Pakistan v Bangladesh, 28 Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 29 Rest, 30 Final.

Source:The News

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