U-19 Asia Cup: India face Bangladesh in the semi-finals

India will lock horns with Bangladesh in the semi-finals of the U-19 Asia Cup after the group stage involving the latter team and Sri Lanka were canceled due to COVID-19 infection by two officials here on Tuesday.

The semifinals will be played on Thursday.

As many as 32.4 overs were already beaten before the final Group B match of the tournament was canceled after COVID-19 positive results from two officials.

“The Asian Cricket Council and the Emirates Cricket Board can confirm that the last Group B match of the ACC Under 19 Asia Cup scheduled to play today has been canceled,” the Asian Cricket Council said in a statement.

“It has been confirmed that two Officials have tested positive for COVID-19. Officials are currently safe and treated in accordance with tournament protocols. All personnel associated with this match will undergo test protocols and be isolated until the results are returned. “

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Submitted to bat, Ariful Islam (19) and Md Fahim (27) were on par with Bangladesh at 130 for 4 in 32.4 overs when the match was canceled.

Both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka had already qualified for the semi-finals and the match was to decide the group winner and second place.

Due to its superior race rate, Bangladesh finished at the top and will face India in the semi-finals on 30 December.

In the second semi-final, Sri Lanka clash with Pakistan.

India is the most successful team to have won the title four times – 2000, 2008, 2012 and 2018. India has also been second in 2016 and in the previous edition of the tournament held in 2020 in New Zealand.


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