ICC Announces Revised Schedule for U19 World Cup 2024 in South Africa.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the revised schedule for the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024, with South Africa now hosting the tournament from January 19 to February 11. Originally scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka, the tournament was relocated due to the ICC’s decision to suspend the island nation in November.

Revised Schedule and Venues:

  • Dates: January 19, 2024 – February 11, 2024
  • Host Country: South Africa
  • Venues:
    • Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
    • Buffalo Park, East London
    • Kimberley Oval, Kimberley
    • JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom
    • Willowmoore Park, Benoni
  • Number of Matches: 41

Defending Champions Begin Against Bangladesh:

Five-time champions India will commence their campaign against 2020 winners Bangladesh in Bloemfontein on January 20. The tournament opener, scheduled for January 19, will see hosts South Africa take on the West Indies.

Format Tweaks:

The 15th edition of the Under-19 showcase will feature 16 participating teams divided into four groups. The group stage will see each team play three matches, with the top three teams from each group progressing to the Super Six stage. A notable change from previous editions is that the Super Six stage will consist of six teams instead of eight.

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Key Highlights:

  • South Africa will open the tournament against the West Indies on January 19 in Potchefstroom.
  • Defending champions India will begin their campaign against Bangladesh on January 20 in Bloemfontein.
  • This will be the third time South Africa hosts the U19 World Cup, with the last instance being in 2006.
  • Five-time champions India will face Ireland and the USA in their group stage matches on January 25 and 28, respectively.
  • The tournament features 16 participating teams, divided into four groups.
  • The final will be played on February 11, with the venue yet to be announced.

Final on February 11:

The Super Six stage will be followed by the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final, with the culminating match taking place on February 11. Fans can expect exciting matches as young cricketers from around the world showcase their talent and vie for the coveted title.

Anticipation Builds:

With the schedule confirmed and the relocation finalized, anticipation for the U19 World Cup 2024 continues to build. The tournament promises to be a thrilling spectacle, featuring the future stars of international cricket.

DISCLAIMER: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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