Academy Cup kicks off Monday
The second edition of the BCB Academy Cup is going to commence on March 18 with 32 private cricket coaching academies from different parts of the country. The opening ceremony of the event will be held at the City Cub Ground, Mirpur on Monday.
BCB Director and Chairman of the Game Development Committee and former skipper of Bangladesh national cricket team Khaled Mahmud along with Bangladesh Test and T20i Captain Shakib Al Hasan unveil the BCB Academy Cup 2019 trophy with the participating team captains at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur on Saturday.
BCB initiated the tournament eyeing on player hunting, ensuring quality training for fresh caps, involving the academies in the country with BCB development programmes, helping to develop practice facilities for four semi-finalists etc. are the core objectives behind such unique arrangement.
The 40-over tournament designed for 55 matches, where eight group champions will qualify for the play offs. The itinerary of quarter finals, semis and the crown decider is yet to make public.
City Club Ground, Jagonnath Hall Ground, Fatullah Outer Stadium and Dhaka University Ground will host all the matches.
Cricket Coaching School (CCS) sealed the maiden title of the tournament in 2018 defeating Beara Cricket Academy.