Under-19 Asia Cup postponed...

Dhaka, Monday   26 October 2020

Under-19 Asia Cup postponed

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:40 PM, 13 October 2020  

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The upcoming Under-19 Asia Cup, which was scheduled to be held in UAE this November, has finally been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is now shifted to another suitable time in 2021.

The news was particularly disappointing for Bangladesh which a few days ago formed the Under-19 team, eying the Asia Cup. The Bangladesh team management expected the tournament would give them an opportunity to assess the newly formed team.

Bangladesh earlier this year won the ICC Under-19 World Cup, beating mighty India by three wickets.

After the World Cup, this also could be the first tournament for the Bangladesh Under-19 team, who is now out of the game due to the outbreak of coronavirus worldwide.

A total of eight teams from Asia was expected to take part in the tournament that included India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan along with host United Arab Emirates and two qualifying teams.