ICC Announce U19 World Cup Schedule

07 Dec

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the schedule of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016, which will be held across eight venues in four Bangladesh cities from 27 January to 14 February 2016.

Scotland will play two official warm up matches against the West Indies (22nd January) and Fiji (24 January) before Group A gets underway. 

The young Scots will encounter stiff opposition in their pool matches after being drawn against reigning champions South Africa, Bangladesh and Namibia.

It will be the third consecutive World Cup that Scotland have reached after dramatically pipping Ireland to the European qualifier spot in Jersey during the summer. 

Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka and Sylhet will share 48 matches between them during the 19-day tournament, which will open with the match between defending champion South Africa and host Bangladesh at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chittagong.

The tournament will culminate with the final at the iconic Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. All matches will be day fixtures and will start at 0930 local time. The Super League semi-finals and final will have reserve days. 

Announcing the schedule, ICC General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice, said: “The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup an event which provides talented youngsters an early taste of international cricket in a global setting. Countless players have come through this event, and emerged shortly afterwards on to the international arena.

“It is at this tournament that the players also receive important education on topics such anti-doping and anti-corruption, which provides them a head start on the challenges that lie ahead for professional sportsmen.

 “Bangladesh has staged a number of ICC events in the past and all these have been hugely successful because of the passionate and enthusiastic crowds as well as high quality playing facilities.”

According to the event format, the 16 sides have been equally divided into four groups of four each, with the top two from each group progressing to the Super League stage and the bottom two to feature in the Plate Championship. 

Reflecting on his time at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2006 in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim, said: “I played in the 2006 event and it prepared me for the international stage. So, when I went to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 the following year, I had a fairly good idea of what to expect.

“The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup is like a dress rehearsal for the senior level.  It is the first stepping stone for every international cricketer. You can actually get a reasonable picture of the future. The genuine articles, the ones that are going to proceed to the next level and beyond can be identified here if you take a good look.” 

 

Groups

GROUP A

GROUP B

GROUP C

GROUP D

South Africa

Pakistan

England

Australia

Bangladesh

Sri Lanka

West Indies

India

Scotland

Afghanistan

Zimbabwe

New Zealand

Namibia

Canada

Fiji

Nepal

 

Warm-up matches 

22 Jan – West Indies v Scotland, Fatullah

24 Jan – Scotland v Fiji, Fatullah Outer 

Scotland's Group Matches

29 Jan – Scotland v Namibia, Cox’s Bazar (main)

31 Jan –  Bangladesh v Scotland, Cox’s Bazar (main)

2 Feb – South Africa v Scotland, Cox’s Bazar (second)

 

Tournament website

Click here for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 website

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