Cricket: Guyana will host countries for the 14th edition of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in 2022

Guyana to host U19 World Cup in 2022

Providence will be hosting matches during the ICC Under-19 World Cup in January
Providence will be hosting matches during the ICC Under-19 World Cup in January

Guyana has been named as one of the host countries for the 14th edition of the ICC Under-19 World Cup next year.

The tournament will run from January 14 to February 5 with Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, as well as Trinidad and Tobago confirmed as other venues. A total of ten venues will be used for the 48-match tournament.

The National Stadium in Providence will host the matches while Everest Cricket Club will be used as a warm-up venue only.             

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Australia, Sri Lanka, and West Indies, make up Group ‘D’ along with Scotland after New Zealand withdrew due to the extensive mandatory quarantine restrictions for minors on their return home.

Bangladesh, Canada, England, and the United Arab Emirates form Group ‘A’, with debutants Uganda placed in Group ‘B’ alongside India, Ireland, and South Africa. Group ‘C’ comprises Afghanistan Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, and Zimbabwe.

The group stage will take place in Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago between January 14 and 22. In all, 16 warm-up matches will be played from January 9 to 12.

The schedule will begin with hosts West Indies taking on Australia, with Sri Lanka facing Scotland in Guyana on January 14

Trinidad and Tobago will host the Plate competition between January 25 and 31, with the Super League taking place in Antigua and Barbuda from January 26. The semi-finals will be played on February 1 across two venues; the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground and Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua and Barbuda.

Fixtures:

January 14- West Indies v Australia, Providence Stadium, Guyana; Sri Lanka v Scotland, Everest, Guyana

January 15 – Canada v UAE, Conaree, St Kitts and Nevis; India v South Africa, Providence Stadium, Guyana; Ireland v Uganda, Everest, Guyana; Pakistan v PNG, Queens Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago

January 16 – Bangladesh v England, Warner Park, St Kitts and Nevis; Afghanistan v Zimbabwe, Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago

January 17 – West Indies v Scotland, Warner Park, St Kitts and Nevis; Australia v Sri Lanka, Conaree, St Kitts and Nevis

January 18 – England v Canada, Warner Park, St Kitts and Nevis; South Africa v Uganda, Queens Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago; Afghanistan v PNG, Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago

January 19 – Australia v Scotland, Conaree, St Kitts and Nevis; India v Ireland, Brian Lara Cricket Ground, Trinidad and Tobago

January 20 – England v UAE, Warner Park, St Kitts and Nevis; Bangladesh v Canada, Conaree, St Kitts and Nevis; Pakistan v Afghanistan, Brian Lara Cricket Ground, Trinidad and Tobago; Zimbabwe v PNG, Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago

January 21 – West Indies v Sri Lanka, Conaree, St Kitts and Nevis; South Africa v Ireland, Brian Lara Cricket Ground, Trinidad and Tobago

January 22 – Bangladesh v UAE, Warner Park, St Kitts and Nevis, India v Uganda, Brian Lara Cricket Ground, Trinidad and Tobago; Pakistan v Zimbabwe, Queens Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago

Plate and Super League fixtures to take place between January 25 and February 4 at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground and Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua and Barbuda and Brian Lara Cricket Ground, Queens Park Oval and Diego Martin in Trinidad and Tobago.

February 1 – Semi-Final, Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua and Barbuda

February 2 – Semi-Final, Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua and Barbuda

February 5 – Final, Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua and Barbuda

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