Originally Posted by Razi
Iktedar Nazeef Ahmed the captain of Bangladesh U-15 is the youngest brother of the national opener Shariar Nafees Ahmed. He is also a classmate and a very good friend of mine. In this years Standard Chartered Young Tigers National School Cricket Tournament 2008 we both opened the innings for Scholastica. He is a specialist top-order batsman who can also bowl leg spin effectively. Rakin Ahmed is also another player in this U-15 team from Scholastica who scored two consecutive century in this years Standard Chartered Young Tigers National School Cricket Tournament in the two matches he played, unfortunately due to his injury he could not continue. In the preparation tour of the West Bengal Rakin scored two centuries in two-day matches, who knows we may find a future Bangladeshi star in Rakin. My best wishes to both of them to play well in this tournament.
I used to open for Scholastica too, in another lifetime. Played two games in the Nirmaan, and then decided to concentrate on academia, thereby losing touch. It's been a while since I've held a cricket bat, barring the occasional indoor fazlami.
Good to see a couple of Scholasticans in the age group teams. I remember the golden era (in the mid-nineties) when we used to go to the Dhaka stadium to watch the likes of Rono, Tasabbur, Shaker, etc. beat the crap out of other schools. We had 5 or 6 players in the national U-19 squad back then. I think Iftekhar Nayeem went to Scholastica too.
How did you guys do this time?