[caption id="attachment_660143" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-660143" alt="BCCI has invited the Sri Lankan U-19 team to participate in the competition Getty Images (File Photo)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/SL-U19.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> BCCI has invited the Sri Lankan U-19 team to participate in the competition Getty Images (File Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The U-19 Challenger Trophy typically includes three <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/India" target="_blank">Indian</a> teams competing against each other. This year, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcci" target="_blank">BCCI</a> has invited the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sri-lanka-u19" target="_blank">Sri Lankan U-19</a> team to participate in the competition. This will be the first time that a foreign team will participate in the Challenger Cup. The main focus will be to increase the competition and give exposure to the players ahead of the U-19 World Cup. <strong><a title="CoA instructs CK Khanna to issue SGM notice by November 16" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/coa-instructs-ck-khanna-to-issue-sgm-notice-by-november-16-660107">CoA instructs CK Khanna to issue SGM notice by November 16</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p> All these boys have played with each other for quite some time now. The BCCI wants to give more meaning to these contest at the same time playing a foreign team will help prepare India Under-19 team which is scheduled to play U19 World Cup next year in New Zealand, source <i>The Indian Express</i>. <strong><a title="IND to travel in business class following BCCI approval" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/team-india-to-travel-in-business-class-following-bcci-approval-659643">IND to travel in business class following BCCI approval</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>The Sri Lankans have accepted the request. The Sri Lanka U-19 team will visit India (Mumbai). Each team will play three league matches. The top two teams will qualify for the finals. There will be day-night matches in the tournament. <strong><a title="Tough decision lies ahead of BCCI commentators" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/tough-decision-lies-ahead-of-bcci-commentators-659637">Tough decision lies ahead of BCCI commentators</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>The squads have been announced by BCCI with Prithvi Shaw captaining Team A, Himanshu Rana captaining Team B and Abhishek Sharma to lead Team C. The selectors will select the final core team for U-19 World Cup from the 13 players selected in each team. <p></p> <p></p>Ahead of the U-19 Challenger Trophy, India, defending Champions of the Under-19 Asia Cup, were knocked out of the tournament following defeats against Nepal and Bangladesh.