Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat in a Group A match against the United Arab Emirates at the Gadaffi Stadium here on Tuesday.
Defending champions Sri Lanka are the third team in Group A. Hosts Pakistan, Hong Kong and India are placed in Group B, based in Karachi.
The top two teams from each Group will qualify for the Super League stages, where each side will play each other to decide the July 6 finalists.
Bangladesh: Mohammad Ashraful (captain), Mashrafe Mortaza, Mahmudullah Riyad, Tamim Iqbal, Abdur Razzak, Nazimuddin, Raqibul Hasan, Shahadat Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Dolar Mahmud, Alok Kapali
UAE: Saqib Ali (captain), Mohammad Tauqir, Arshad Ali, Khurram Khan, Zahid Shah, Amjad Ali, Fahad Alhashmi, Shadeep Silva, Amjad Javed, Vikrant Shetty, Indika Batuwitarachchi
Umpires: Simon Taufel (AUS), Ian Gould (ENG)
Tv umpire: Zameer Haider (PAK)
Match Referee: Mike Procter (RSA)