Barishal cricket stadium gears up to host 1st Int’l team

Barishal's Shaheed Abdur Rab Serniabat Stadium

is set to host the two-match four-day series between Bangladesh Under-19 and

Sri Lanka Under-19 team, scheduled to begin from October 26.

This will be the first time, the stadium would host any match involving an

international team.

Local organizers are working hard to make sure that the stadium is ready to

host the match without any problem.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officials are visiting the stadium regularly

to see the progress of the stadium as lot of improvement is happening around

the stadium for these matches.

BCB is trying to upgrade the two dressing rooms so that it can meet up the

demand of international standard while they are also renovate some of the

pavilions for the upcoming series between the two team's Under-19 squads.

According to local organisers though some local national league matches

have been played in the stadium but no foreign team has visited the stadium

so far while despite installing the floodlights it seemed to be getting

wasted due to lack of use.

ICC is helping us to hold these matches but BCB is helping us with their

supervision so that we can host these matches successfully, Alamgir Khan,

director of BCB who is representing Barisal Division in the board, said on

Thursday.

BCB engineers are regularly visiting the stadium and they are supervising

the work and we are following their instruction to make the stadium

international standard, said Alamgir.

Bangladesh and Sri Lankan players will travel to Barisal on October 23.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)