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fwullah
August 16, 2002, 12:53 AM
Bangladesh 'A' side arrives for a two-week tour

By CHRIS TSUMA

The forthcoming three-week cricket feast in Nairobi begun in earnest yesterday with the arrival of the Bangladesh 'A' team for a two-week tour of the country.

The Bangladeshi's tour, which starts with a net practice at the Aga Khan Sports Club this morning, will end on with a two-day match against the Kenya Cricket Association Development side at the Ruaraka Sports on August 28.

The triangular series involving Kenya, Pakistan and world champions Australia start on the following day at the Nairobi Gymkhana

The Pakistanis are expected to arrive next Friday with Australia in tow.

The Pakistani Cricket Board (PCB) is liaising with International Cricket Council (ICC) to have one Pakistani and one overseas umpire for the series. The match referee will also be from the international panel

As will be the case in next year's World Cup, national anthems of the teams in action will be played before the matches. The tournament organisers have invited all former Kenya captains to the event.

The captains are Asif Karim, Tom Tikolo, Channi Sehmi, Harilal Shah, Jawahir Shah, Mehmoud Quraishy and Edward Tito.

The Bangladesh 'A' coach, Ali Zia, said on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport that the team comprises mostly young players who would be taking every match of the tour seriously.

Ali said he would have loved the tour to involve the senior Kenyan team as the main feature but added the team was not disappointed with the turn of events.

The Bangladeshis had been originally scheduled to play Kenya on the tour of the country but the senior Kenyan team was invited to replace New Zealand in the triangular series involving Pakistan and Australia, thus leaving KCA XI and Development sides to entertain the tourists.

The visitors, captained by Anwar Hossain, will, however, have a chance to take on Kenya when the two teams play in two one-day matches on August 24-25 at Ruaraka Sports Club.

The visitors play their first match against KCA XI in a three-day match from tomorrow at the Aga Khan Sports Club.

The match will be officiated by Rockie D'Mello and Subhash Modi.

In a related development, an umpiring course which has been going on at the Premier Club will end tomorrow. The course, which is organised by the Kenya Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association, is being attended by 28 candidates and will end tomorrow.

Source: http://www.nationaudio.com/News/DailyNation/Today/Sports/Sports007.html

Orpheus
August 16, 2002, 01:41 AM
Too Bad for Bangladesh.....(2 ODI and 1 'test')

By the way, did you happen to come across any article where they declared the KCA-XI team?? This article is saying that senior members are not involved... I guess It will be up tomorrow at cricinfo.

Mahmood
August 16, 2002, 10:55 AM
I think this news is wrong. Kenya will play the Champions trophy squad.

fwullah
August 17, 2002, 04:01 AM
Bangladesh squad arrives
By Alari Alare

A strong Bangladesh “A” squad jetted in yesterday with eight Test players exuding confidence ahead of their two-week series in Nairobi.

Captain Mohammad Sanwar Hossain and coach Ali Zia expect their team to win all their one-day matches and hope the same for the two three-dayers.

Speaking on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) yesterday, Sanwar said his side is well prepared for the tour and will go for nothing short of victory in their matches.

He, however, acknowledged Kenya’s strength but promised to take the hosts on. “Kenya is strong and will give us a tough competition,” Sanwar, a right-hand batsman, said upon arrival. “We are looking forward to win all our matches,” the tactician told journalists.

Apart from Sanwar, other Test players in the squad of 15 are Tapash Kumar Baishya, Alok Kopali, Abdul Hannan Sarker, Ashraful Islam, Tushar Imran, Alamgir Kabir and Javed Omar Belim. Javed, who bats right hand and bowls off-leg break, is however the only player who was in the team during the 2000 ICC (International Cricket Council) Mini-World Cup played in Nairobi. They were dismissed by England in their first match.

Other squad members are Mohammad Anwar Hossain, Mohammad Mazharul Hoque Chowdhury, Anwar Hossain, Rafikul Islam Khan, Shafaq-Al Zabir, Sabbir Khan Shafin and A.S.M. Musaddek Hossain. In the team’s company are coach Zia, Golam Mohammed Nowsher (manager) and Azmal Ahmed (physiotherapist).

Coach Zia, however, noted that the tour would have been of more benefit if it was played for over three weeks as planned earlier. “A longer tour would have been very beneficial, but we have no option but to play it over the allotted period,” he noted at the airport.

The tour was shortened by ten days to give space to the forthcoming Triangular series involving Pakistan, Australia and Kenya in Nairobi.

While in the country, Bangladesh “A” will play three one-dayers and two three-dayers during their 15 days. The visitors will play their first three-dayer against the KCA XI from August 17-19 at the Aga Khan Sports Club; then play their last three-dayer against the KCA Development team on August 27-29 at the Ruaraka Sports Club. The first one-dayer will be against the KCA XI on August 21 at the Ruaraka Sports Club, and the next two will be against the Kenya national team on August 24 and 25 at the same venue.

Full Fixtures: Aug. 15: Arrival in Nairobi, Aug. 16: Nets, Aug. 17-19: Bangladesh v KCA XI, Aug. 20: Nets, Aug. 21: Bangladesh v KCA XI, Aug. 22: Nets, Aug. 23: Nets, Aug. 24: Bangladesh v Kenya, Aug. 25: Bangladesh v Kenya, Aug. 26: Nets, Aug. 27-29: Bangladesh v KCA Development, Aug. 30: Departure from Nairobi.

Source:

http://www.eastandard.net/sports/sports17082002002.htm

Orpheus
August 17, 2002, 04:15 AM
I think this article is correct (except for some typos) ... THe schedule that i saw in cricinfo (?) had the same thing....KCA-XI is not Kenya after all..

Sanwar Hossain--- Good Attitude - I love it!!

Edit Reason : Added Something

[Edited on 17-8-2002 by Orpheus]