By Sports Reporter/Doha
Qatar Under-19 team, led by Hussain Khan, will compete in the ACC Western Region Under-19 Cricket Tournament, which starts today in Dubai.
Qatar team is in Group B and will face a strong Oman in the opening match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. In all, five venues will be used to hold the matches. Other four grounds are: Dubai International Stadium (DIS), Eden Gardens Ajman (Ajman), Academy Dubai (ICCA ICC) and Sevens Cricket Ovals Dubai (Sevens).
Qatar Cricket Association president Yousuf Jeham al-Kuwari wished good luck to the captain, players and officials.
“We’re very pleased to send a competent and competitive team that will make Qatar proud in the ACC Western Region Under-19 Cricket Tournament. Just play hard, enjoy matches and I wish good luck to the entire squad.”
QCA operations manager Manzoor Ahmad said, “Besides the players, four officials are also accompanying the team. Shahid Mahboob is the Team Manager, while Qamar Sadiq has been named the Coach. Omran Hussain and Aminul Islam are the Trainer and Coordinator, respectively. We tried our best to prepare the team for this important championship and we’re optimistic about getting good results.”
Besides Qatar and Oman, the six other participating teams are: the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iran, the Maldives and Kuwait. All the teams have been divided into two groups. The Group A consists of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Iran. The Group B is composed of Oman, Qatar, the Maldives and Kuwait.
The final is slated for May 3.
QATAR SQUAD: Hussain Khan (Captain), Shubh Agarwal, Dhanitha, Syed Yousuf Tameem, Solaiman, Fateen Suhail, Afsarullah, Bismillah Khan, Sheikh Jassim, Saud Kamal, Mohammaz Azam, Samil, Zayan and Suyash.
Officials: Shahid Mahboob (Team Manager), Qamar Sadiq (Coach), Omran Hussain (Trainer) and Aminul Islam (Team Coordinator).
Group - A
The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain & Iran
Group - B
Oman, Qatar, the Maldives & Kuwait
Friday (April 26)
UAE v KSA at DIS
Oman v Qatar at SCS
Bahrain v Iran at Ajman
Maldives v Kuwait at Sevens
Saturday (April 27)
KSA v Iran at DIS
Qatar v Kuwait at SCS
Oman v Maldives at Ajman
UAE v Bahrain at Sevens
Sunday (April 28)
Monday (April 29)
UAE v Iran at DIS
KSA v Bahrain at SCS
Oman v Kuwait at Ajman
Qatar v Maldives at ICCA
Tuesday (April 30)
Rest/ Practice/ Teams departure (4 Teams Depart)
Wednesday (May 1)
Semi-final - 1st Group A vs 2nd Group B at DIS
Semi-final - 2nd Group A vs 1st Group B at SCS
Thursday (May 2)
Rest/ Practice/ Teams departure (2 Teams Depart)
Friday (May 3)
FINAL at DIS.
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