Tuesday 6 January 2009 

Naaem Islam To Captain BCB Side To Face Zimbabwe

Naeem Islam will captain the GP-BCB Academy side to face Zimbabwe for a three-day match from January 6th to 8th in Bogra.

Zimbabwe arrived in the country yesterday ahead of the match and a One Day International tri-series also including Sri Lanka which begins on January 10th.

Naeem and Sajedul Islam are two players in the side who have international experience with the rest of the squad made of players who have performed well in the recently concluded National League, with opener Jahural Islam and wicket-keeper Mohammad Mithun amongst those who stood out.

GP-BCB Academy squad: Naeem Islam (captain), Marshall Ayub (vice-captain), Jahural Islam, Mohammad Mithun (wicket-keeper), Nasiruddin Faruque, Kamrul Islam Emon, Saqlain Sajib, Robiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Sajedul Islam, Raihan Uddin Arafat, Mahmudul Hasan, Ashraful Aziz, Nazmul Hossain

Zimbabwe squad: Prosper Utseya (captain), Elton Chigumbura, Graeme Cremer, Keith Dabengwa, Hamilton Masakadza, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Christopher Mpofu, Tawanda Mupariwa, Foster Mutizwa, Ray Price, Ed Rainsford, Vusi Sibanda, Tatenda Taibu, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams

© Cricket World 2009

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