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Bangladesh U17 unfazed by security issues in Pakistan

Published : Monday, 21 October, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 72

Bangladesh under-17 players are not fazed by the security issues in Pakistan, rather they are firmly focused on their game.
Even though there has been no official announcement yet about the tour, the youths are set to visit Pakistan for two three-day matches and two one-day matches.
Under-17 head coach Mizanur Rahman Babul said that he doesn't witness any kind of anxiety in the players mind as they are totally committed to cricket and left the security issue on Bangladesh Government's court.
"I don't think the players are worried about playing in Pakistan," Babul said here on Sunday. "The security issue is totally up to the Government. What they will say, we'll just abide by it."
"The boys are going to play, they will play, that's the attitude they have. They don't have any headache with other things," he informed.
"As far as I know, this tour is confirmed. The official announcement has not arrived yet. We have that will to do something well. How we have to win, how to execute- we are working on these matters."
"They are here to play. I did not have to explain it separately. It is a very good thing that they are focused on the game, nothing else," said Babul.
The Tiger's under-17 team played three 50-over matches and two longer version matches against Afghanistan under-17 team back in March this year.
While the longer version series ended in draw, Bangladesh under-17 team won the three match one-day series by 2-1.
Bulbul, who also has the experience of working with different age based teams, said he has had to form a completely new team as the time frame was not enough for pre-series campaign.
"We did not have that time to form the team from training. This is completely a new team. We did not have that much of time which is needed to form a team," Bulbul stated.
"We had the opportunity for just two camps. We had a skill camp for 21 days. And now, the camp we are doing for 15-16 days" he added.




Despite, having the lack of available time for training, the coach is hopeful to play well with the players he has in his side.
"We are stirring ourselves like match situations. Still we are hoping that they will play well. We have some
talented players, if they click, they will do well," he concluded.     -BSS



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