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The Carl Schubert Trophy, historically played since 1970 as a 3 day fixture between the Singapore and Malaysia U23s sides will now be converted into a U16s trophy for its 49th year of being contested.
With sights firmly set on the developmental aspects of junior representative cricketers in both nations and also keeping with the times with cricket development requirements on a global scale with ICC, providing a competitive series of fixtures annually between a Singapore U16s and Malaysia U16s side would expose these cricketers to playing representative cricket in a hotly contested trophy.
This would also serve as preparations for the Asian Cricket Council ( ACC) Eastern Region U16s Trophy played every two years and also set U16s representative players well in progressing through the talent pathway into U19s and Senior representative cricket for both nations.
The SCA have nominated a 14-man squad which will travel to KL, Malaysia to face Malaysia U16s in a three-match series contesting the Carl Schubert Trophy.
The three-match series will consist of two T20 matches and a 35 over match of which the winner of most matches will secure the trophy for the year. For the 2019 edition, the matches will be played at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Oval in Bangi. Two T20 matches will be played on the 11th of April while the 35 Over Match will be played on the 12th of April 2019.
Coincidentally, the Carl Schubert Trophy for 2019 will also act as ideal preparations for both U16s teams as they will compete in the ACC Eastern Region U16s Trophy to be held in Chiangmai, Thailand from the 18th -29th of April 2019. While captain for the U16s, Raoul Sharma and Arnaav Chabria will be playing at the ICC Asia U19s CWC Qualifiers during the same time, Girin Gune will take on the captainship for these matches against Malaysia U16s.
The Singapore U16s Team for the Carl Schubert U16s Trophy are:
CARL SCHUBERT TROPHY U16s SQUAD
1 Girin Rahul Gune ©
2 Akshay Roopak Puri
3 Arjun Nagpal
4 Sharanya Sharma
5 Sidhanth Srikanth
6 Aryaveer Chaudhary
7 Aaron Joseph Varghese
8 Neil Anant Karnik
9 Jeevan Santhanam
10 Abhuday Chhajer
11 Aditya Kalra
12 Vihaan Maheshwari
13 Eshaan Govil
14 Divakar Dessai
1 Arjun Menon (Coach)
2 Narendran Jayaraman (Manager)