U-19 World Cup to open with hosts South Africa going through Afghanistan on January 17

Hosts South Africa will kickstart the 2020 U-19 World Cup on January 17, once they tackle Afghanistan in Kimberley. The schedule for the 16-team event, to be performed over 24 days throughout eight venues, was introduced by the ICC on Thursday. Other than Kimberley, the video games might be performed in Benoni, Bloemfontein and Potchefstroom with the ultimate scheduled for February 9. There may be free entry to all matches.

Together with Afghanistan, South Africa have UAE and Canada in Group D. Defending champions India are in Group A, slotted with New Zealand, Sri Lanka and first-time qualifiers Japan. Australia, the runners-up of the 2018 version, are paired up with England, West Indies and one other first-time workforce Nigeria in Group B whereas Group C sees Pakistan being joined by Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Scotland. From every group, the underside two groups will battle within the Plate event whereas the highest two groups will proceed for the Tremendous League stage.

Potchefstroom’s JP Marks Oval will play host to each semi-finals and the ultimate. There are additionally warm-up video games scheduled between January 12-15 in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Japan and Nigeria certified for the event after rising as champions of the East Asia Pacific and Africa areas. The opposite three regional qualifiers are Canada (Americas), UAE (Asia) and Scotland (Europe). With 4 titles, India have gained probably the most U-19 World Cups. Australia have gained thrice, Pakistan twice whereas England, West Indies and South Africa have gained as soon as every.