Asian U-15 cricketers to play in Karachi

Published: Sunday, May 8, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Karachi:An Asian under-15 side will be arrive here on May 15 to play three matches with local junior outfits, the Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA) announced on Friday.

The Asia Under-15 squad was picked on the basis of performances of players from various Asian countries in the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Under-15 Cricket Tournament organised in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last month.

The tour is being organised by the ACC to groom and give exposure to talented cricketers from the new emerging Asian countries.

The tourists will play their opening two-day game against the Karachi Under-15 team here at the KCCA Stadium on May 16-17 before meeting again at the Karachi Gymkhana Under-15 side at the Karachi Gymkhana ground on May 22-23.

The Asian Under-15 Squad:

Karan Kumar and David Mathias (Bahrain), James Atkinson and Irfan Ahmed (Hong Kong), Navtej Singh (Kuwait), Mohammad Shafiq, Saravana Raj, Abdul Rashid, Mohammad Kasman (Malaysia), Dipen Shrestha (Nepal), Haroon Zahid (Saudi Arabia), Irfan Nasir Madakia, Prem Vashdev Dadlani, Jayanth Ganapathy (Singapore) and Ashish Malani (Thailand).

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