India’s under-19 World Cup team manager Anil Patel has revealed that the ICC has taken serious note of Bangladesh’s unwarranted aggressive behavior towards India after defeating the defending champions in the World Cup final at in Potchefstroom on Sunday. Some Bangladeshi players were seen charging towards the Indian players after the game, and the situation got so tense that some players from the two teams nearly came to blows.
"We don't know what actually happened. Everybody was in shock, absolutely, but we don't know what happened exactly. The ICC officials are going to watch the footage of the last few minutes and they are going to let us know," Patel told ESPNCricinfo.
Patel added that the match referee Graeme Labrooy even met him and expressed regret over what had taken place after the match. "The referee came to me. He was sorry about the incident. He clarified the ICC is going to take very seriously what has happened during the match and the last session,” he added.
Bangladesh captain Akbar Ali also apologised for the situation that spiralled out of control following Bangladesh’s victory in the final. "Some of our bowlers were emotional and were pumped up. What happened after the game was unfortunate. I would like to congratulate India," skipper Akbar admitted at the post-match conference.
On the stunning victory, Akbar, who was the player of the final for his unbeaten 43, added, "It's a dream come true. It's all about the hard work we have done over the last two years. The coaching staff. I just cannot thank them enough for how much support they have given us on and off the field. We've had a very good experience, and this is just the beginning for us. Hopefully, this will be the stepping stone for us.”
While India lost the final three of their players made it to the team of the tournament. Player of the World Cup Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravi Bishnoi and Kartik Tyagi were the three Indians in ICC U19 Cricket World Cup team of the tournament. The full team is as below
In batting order
Yashasvi Jaiswal – India
Ibrahim Zadran – Afghanistan
Ravindu Rasantha – Sri Lanka
Mahmudul Hasan Joy – Bangladesh
Shahadat Hossain – Bangladesh
Nyeem Young – West Indies
Akbar Ali – Bangladesh (WK, Captain)
Shafiqullah Ghafari – Afghanistan
Ravi Bishnoi – India
Kartik Tyagi – India
Jayden Seales – West Indies
12th man: Akil Kumar – Canada
--By A Cricket Correspondent