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Old August 31, 2004, 03:36 PM
Zephaniah Zephaniah is offline
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Media release from Cricket Scotland

Cricket Scotland names national squad to play Test nation Bangladesh Wednesday 1st and Friday 3rd September 2004 The Grange, Edinburgh
Play begins: 1045am

Cricket Scotland selectors have today (Monday 30 August) named the Lloyds TSB Scotland squad that will play Bangladesh, a Test playing nation, at the Grange, Edinburgh this week. The two 50-over matches, to be played on Wednesday 1st and Friday 3rd September (start 1045am) will provide the visitors with final match practice ahead of their first match in the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy in England. Bangladesh is
scheduled to play South Africa at Edgbaston on Sunday 12 September.

Looking ahead to Scotland's matches against the Test nation, Peter Drinnen, Cricket Scotland's technical director, said: "It's a wonderful opportunity to play another competitive international fixture, get a measure of how our lads are progressing and in the bigger picture, see how far away Scotland is from competing at the top (one-day international) level of the sport."

Scotland last played Bangladesh during the ICC 1999 World Cup. On that occasion, Scotland was all out for 163, losing by 22 runs. The previous year, Scotland played Bangladesh twice. Scotland won their first
(50-over) match by seven wickets and subsequently recorded a draw against Bangladesh in a three-day match. Five of th e players who helped Scotland record its 1998 win over Bangladesh are included in next week's squad; Craig Wright, Douglas Lockhart, Asim Butt, Ian Stanger [Ed: not mentioned below?] and Gregor Maiden.

The Bangladesh Test team will arrive at Edinburgh airport on Tuesday 31 August at 9.05am. You are invited to send a reporter / photographer to record their arrival. On the evening of Thursday 2 September, the Bangladesh squad will be guests of celebrity chef and fellow Bangladeshi, Tommy Miah at his Raj restaurant in Leith, Edinburgh.

Lloyds TSB Scotland national senior squad

Craig Wright (Carlton)
Asim Butt (Heriots)
Stuart Coetzer( Stoneywood-Dyce)
Cedric English (Carlton)
Paul Hoffmann (Uddingston) - available Wed only
Douglas Lockhart (West of Scotland)
Gregor Maiden (Grange)
Dewald Nel (Heriot's)
Colin Smith (Aberdeenshire)
Ryan Watson (Forfarshire)
Fraser Watts (Carlton)
Cameron Coles (Grange)
Gordon Goudie (Stoneywood-Dyce) - Friday only

Source : http://www.rampant-lion.co.uk/-->Forum -->Squad announced for Bangladesh

Edited on, August 31, 2004, 8:56 PM GMT, by Zephaniah.
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