Defending champions Bangladesh face England in their first game of U-19 World Championships

Bangladesh is in Group A along with England, Canada and the United Arab Emirates

Defending champions Bangladesh U-19 will face England in their opener of the upcoming U-19 World Cup, which takes place in the West Indies in January next year.

The 14th edition of the U-19 World Cup will take place in the Caribbean from January 14 to February 5, 2022.

The Windies will host the tournament for the first time, as the event showcasing the game’s future stars will see 16 teams travel to the Caribbean to compete in 48 matches in four host countries – Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago.

Bangladesh is in Group A along with England, Canada and the United Arab Emirates.

The Junior Tigers will play their first game against England on January 16 before facing Canada on January 20 and the United Arab Emirates on January 22.

Beginners from Uganda are placed in Group B alongside India, South Africa and Ireland.

Group C includes Pakistan, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea while Group D includes the West Indies, Australia and Sri Lanka.

Scotland complete the tournament’s roster in Group D after New Zealand withdraws due to mandatory quarantine restrictions extended for minors upon their return home.

The format will see the top two teams from each of the four groups qualify for the Super League while the remaining teams will feature in the Plate for 23 days of competition.

Opening day will see the West Indies take on Australia and Sri Lanka against Scotland in Guyana.

The group stage will take place in Guyana, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago from January 14-22.

Trinidad and Tobago will host the Plate competition from January 25 to 31, with the Super League taking place in Antigua and Barbuda from January 26.

The semi-finals will be played at two venues – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground and Coolidge Cricket Ground – on February 1-2.

The final on February 5 will also take place at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.

The West Indies won the title once in 2016, with India four times crowned champion, Australia three times, Pakistan twice, while England, South Africa and Bangladesh won one. times each.

U-19 World Cup groupings:

Group A – Bangladesh, England, Canada, United Arab Emirates

Group B – India, Ireland, South Africa, Uganda

Group C – Afghanistan, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe

Group D – Australia, Scotland, Sri Lanka, West Indies

Arrangements:

January 14 –

West Indies v Australia, Guyana National Stadium, Guyana

Sri Lanka v Scotland, Everest Cricket Club, Guyana

January 15 –

Canada v United Arab Emirates, Conaree Cricket Center, Saint Kitts and Nevis

India v South Africa, Guyana National Stadium, Guyana

Ireland v Uganda, Everest Cricket Club, Guyana

Pakistan v PNG, Queens Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago

January 16 –

Bangladesh v England, Warner Park Cricket Stadium, St Kitts and Nevis

Afghanistan v Zimbabwe, Diego Martin Sporting Complex, Trinidad and Tobago

January 17 –

West Indies v Scotland, Warner Park Cricket Stadium, St Kitts and Nevis

Australia v Sri Lanka, Conaree Cricket Center, St Kitts and Nevis

January 18 –

England v Canada, Warner Park Cricket Stadium, St Kitts and Nevis

South Africa v Uganda, Queens Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago;

Afghanistan v PNG, Diego Martin Sports Complex, Trinidad and Tobago

January 19 –

Australia v Scotland, Conaree Cricket Center, St Kitts and Nevis

India v Ireland, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago

January 20 –

England v United Arab Emirates, Warner Park Cricket Stadium, St Kitts and Nevis

Bangladesh v Canada, Conaree Cricket Center, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Pakistan v Afghanistan, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago

Zimbabwe v PNG, Diego Martin Sports Complex, Trinidad and Tobago

January the 21st –

West Indies v Sri Lanka, Conaree Cricket Center, Saint Kitts and Nevis

South Africa v Ireland, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago

January 22 –

Bangladesh v United Arab Emirates, Warner Park Cricket Stadium, Saint Kitts and Nevis

India v Uganda, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, Queens Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago

The Plate and Super League matches will take place from January 25 to February 4 at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground and Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua and Barbuda and at Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Queens Park Oval and Diego Martin Sporting Complex in Trinidad and Tobago.

February 1st –

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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