Space For Rent

Space For Rent
Sunday, October 4, 2015, Aswin 19, 1422 BS, Zilhaj 19, 1436 Hijr

Longer version cricket for U-19 rolls on October 24
Sports Reporter
Published :Sunday, 4 October, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 9
Bangladesh exhibited better performance in ODIs recent time. But they are not good enough in Test till now. To recover the problems in Test Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is organising the first ever longer version cricket for the U-19 level from October 24.
BCB Tournament Committee chairman Akram Khan informed it to the media on Saturday.  
Akram said, "We are going to organise the loner version for U-19 level on 24th of this month in Chittagong. The tournament will be organised for the first time. This will be similar like Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL). We will divide eight divisions into four zones. Hope standard Test players will come to light from there."
He also informed they are trying to make the tournament franchise based.
He said, "We are trying to make the tournament franchise based. If do not get franchise this time , hopefully  we will get from the nest edition. Now we have fifty percent possibility to get sponsor."
Akram also thinks the National League is also a big opportunity for the players who will represent the national team in future.
He said, "I think who will play for the National Team and have the possibility to play this is a big opportunity for them. The young players will be inspired if they get chance to play with better players. Getting run against Shakib or bowling against better batsmen are big things to learn."
There was some allegation that the wicket of the National League are not sporting. But this time BCB especially took care to make the wickets sporting.
Regarding this Akram Khan said, "Last time we cannot think a lot about the wickets as the matches were held in Dhaka. But this time we had meeting with the selectors and the grounds committee. We personally call to the curators and said them to make sporting wicket."
He also informed they will send the selectors to the venues to inspect those are sporting or not.
The third edition of BPL will starts from November 24, 2015. Akram Khan believes the decision of Australia to postpone the Bangladesh tour will not affect the BPL to get foreign players.
He said, "I think the cause they have shown is surprising. The situation of the country in 2014 was not good but we arranged tournament successfully. I believe it will not affect BPL."

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