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Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) are set to host Asian Cricket Council’s U19 Asia Cup from 29th Sep – 07th Oct, 2018, with 8 countries vying for the title, currently held by Afghanistan U19 from the last edition held in Malaysia in 2017.

U19 team’s from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Nepal & UAE will compete in the 50-overs tournament at various venues in Dhaka and Chittagong.

U19 team’s of Afghanistan, India, Nepal and UAE will be placed in Group A, while U19 team’s of Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Hong Kong are placed in the Group B. Group A teams will be based in Dhaka with matches to be played at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan grounds (3 & 4) while Group B teams will be based at Chittagong with matches to be played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) and M.A Aziz Stadium.

Top 2 teams from each group after the completion of group phase matches will advance to the semi-finals. Semi-finals and Final will be played at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

2018 ACC U19 Asia Cup Schedule (all matches start at 9am local time):

29th Sep 2018: Afghanistan U19 vs UAE U19 @BKSP4 ; India U19 vs Nepal U19 @BKSP3 ; Pakistan U19 vs Hong Kong U19 @M.A Aziz ; Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19 @ZACS

30th Sep 2018: India U19 vs UAE U19 @BKSP3 ; Hong Kong U19 vs Sri Lanka U19 @ZACS

01st Oct 2018: Afghanistan U19 vs Nepal U19 @BKSP4 ; Pakistan U19 vs Bangladesh U19 @ZACS

02nd Oct 2018: Nepal U19 vs UAE U19 @BKSP4 ; India U19 vs Afghanistan U19 @BKSP3 ; Pakistan U19 vs Sri Lanka U19 @M.A Aziz ; Bangladesh U19 vs Hong Kong U19 @ZACS

04th Oct 2018: Semi-Final #1 (India U19 vs Bangladesh U19) @SBNCS

05th Oct 2018: Semi-Final #2 (Afghanistan U19 vs Sri Lanka U19) @SBNCS

07th Oct 2018: Final (India U19 vs Sri Lanka U19) @SBNCS

Squads:

Hong Kong U19: Kabir Sodhi (Captain), Aarush Bhagwat, Adit Gorawara, Daniyal Butt, Dhananjay Rao, Haroon Arshad, Harpreet Singh, Hassan Khan, Kalhan Marc Challu, Mohammad Hassan, Mohammad Wajid, Nasrulla Rana, Raunaq Kapur, Vikas Sharma & Wajid Shafi

Warm-up Match Result

India U19: Pavan Shah (Captain), Devdutt Padikkal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Yash Rathod, Ayush Badoni, Nehal Wadhera, Prab Simran Singh, Siddharth Desai, Harsh Tyagi, Ajay Dev Goud, Yatin Mangwani, Mohit Jangra, Sameer Choudhary & Rajesh Mohanty

Warm-up Match Result

Pakistan U19: Muhammad Mohsin, Saim Ayub, Jahanzaib Sultan, Awaiz Zafar, Waqar Ahmad, Saad Khan, Rohail Nazir (Captain), Muhammad Asif, Farrukh Abbas, Bilal Javed, Junaid Khan, Musa Khan, Naseem Shah, Muhammad Hasnain & Arshad Iqbal

Afghanistan U19: Sadiqullah (Captain), Riaz Hassan, Abid Mohammadi, Ijaz, Farhan, Basir Khan, Mohammad Hassan, Abdullah, Mohammad Ishaq, Abdul Rahman, Usman Ghani, Samiullah, Naveed Ahmad, Naveed Khan & Zakiullah

Warm-up Match Result

Bangladesh U19: Tawhid Hridoy (captain), Shamim Hossain, Tanzid HasanTanim, Sajid Hossan Seam, Prantik Nawrose Nabil, Amite Hasan, Akbar Ali, Shahadat Hossain, Rakibul Hasan, Minhazur Rahman Mohanna, Mohammad RishadHossain, Shoriful Islam, Mehedi Hasan, Mohammad Mirttunjoy Chowdhury Nipun & Avishek Das

Sri Lanka U19: Nipun Dananjaya (Captain), Pasindu Sooriyabandara, Nawod Paranavitharana, Kamil Mishara, Nishan Mathushka, Nuwanindu Fernando, Dunith Wellalage, Sasika Dulshan, Kalhara Senaratne, Roshan Sanjaya, Sadun Mendis, Kalana Perera, Nipun Malinga, Navin Fernando & Selvarasa Mathushan

UAE U19: Fahad Nawaz (Captain), Ronak Panoly, Karthik Meiyappan, Jonathan Figy, Alishan Sharafu, Muhammad Ali Mirza, Aaron Benjamin, Brandon Martis, Anwar Khan, Wasi Shah, Aryan Lakra, Ansh Tandon, Chatiya Dashan, Neil Lobo & Muhammad Farazuddin

Warm-up Match Result

Nepal U19: Mahamad Asif Sheikh (Captain), Trit Raj Das, Ravi Shah, Nandav Yadav, Rit Gautam, Pawan Sarraf, Rabindra Jung Shahi, Rasid Khan, Bhim Sharki, Kamal Singh Airee, Sundeep Jora, Sagar Dhakal, Arun Airee, Rohit Kumar Paudel & Surya Tamang

Warm-up Match Result

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