Mark your calendars, cricket fans! The schedule for the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 has been officially released by the International Cricket Council (ICC). This highly anticipated event will occur from January 13 to February 4 on the stunning island nation of Sri Lanka. Prepare for a cricketing spectacle unlike any other, as 16 teams worldwide will battle in 41 enthralling matches over this year.
The 2024 U19 Cricket World Cup will showcase an interesting mix of talent, with 11 best-placed Full Member countries from the previous edition and five teams earning World Cup slots via regional qualification procedures. Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Scotland, and the United States are among those vying for international glory.
When will the tournament start?
The event begins with three great matchups on January 13, 2024. At the renowned R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka takes on Zimbabwe. Meanwhile, England will meet Scotland at the Colombo Cricket Club, while New Zealand will face Nepal at the P. Sara Oval. These matchups are expected to set the tone for an exciting tournament.
The defending champions, India, will begin defending their championship on January 14, 2024, at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. Who is their adversary? Bangladesh is the winner of the 2020. Expect a fascinating match as these cricketing titans compete for early dominance.
ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup 2024 Schedule
|January 13||Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe||R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium|
|January 13||New Zealand vs. Nepal||P. Sara Oval|
|January 13||England vs Scotland||Colombo Cricket Club|
|January 14||Bangladesh vs India||Singhalese Sports Club|
|January 14||Australia vs Namibia||R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium|
|January 14||South Africa vs West Indies||P. Sara Oval|
|January 15||Pakistan vs Afghanistan||Colombo Cricket Club|
|January 15||Ireland vs USA||Singhalese Sports Club|
|January 16||South Africa vs England||Colombo Cricket Club|
|January 16||Sri Lanka vs South Africa||Nondescripts Cricket Club|
|January 17||Nepal vs Pakistan||P. Sara Oval|
|January 17||West Indies vs Scotland||Colombo Cricket Club|
|January 17||Namibia vs Zimbabwe||Nondescripts Cricket Club|
|January 18||India vs USA||Singhalese Sports Club|
|January 18||Afghanistan vs New Zealand||P. Sara Oval|
|January 18||Bangladesh vs Ireland||R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium|
|January 19||Zimbabwe vs Australia||Singhalese Sports Club|
|January 19||England vs West Indies||Nondescripts Cricket Club|
|January 20||India vs Ireland||R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium|
|January 20||Scotland vs South Africa||Colombo Cricket Club|
|January 20||Afghanistan vs Nepal||Nondescripts Cricket Club|
|January 21||Pakistan vs New Zealand||Singhalese Sports Club|
|January 21||Sri Lanka vs Namibia||P. Sara Oval|
|January 21||USA vs Bangladesh||Colombo Cricket Club|
|January 23||A4 vs D4||Singhalese Sports Club|
|January 23||B4 vs C4||Nondescripts Cricket Club|
|January 24||A1 vs D2||P. Sara Oval|
|January 24||C2 vs B3||R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium|
|January 24||C1 vs B2||Nondescripts Cricket Club|
|January 25||D3 vs A2||Singhalese Sports Club|
|January 25||C3 vs B1||P. Sara Oval|
|January 25||D1 vs A3||Colombo Cricket Club|
|January 26||B3 vs C1||Singhalese Sports Club|
|January 27||A1 vs D3||P. Sara Oval|
|January 27||D2 vs A3||R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium|
|January 27||B1 vs C2||Nondescripts Cricket Club|
|January 28||B2 vs C3||R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium|
|January 28||D1 vs A2||Nondescripts Cricket Club|
|January 30||Semi-final 1||R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium|
|February 1||Semi-final 2||R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium|
|February 4||Final||R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium|
Tournament format and the groups
The Super Six stage, which follows the group stages, is one of the intriguing additions. This stage begins on January 24, 2024, with two groups of six teams each. The Super Sixes will select the semi-finalists and, eventually, the finalists, bringing an added dimension of excitement and intensity to the tournament.
Here are the groups. Each group promises fierce clashes as these young performers strive to make their mark internationally.
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Bangladesh||South Africa||Sri Lanka||Pakistan|
|Ireland||West Indies||Zimbabwe||New Zealand|
A chance to become the next superstar
The ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup has a long tradition of showcasing future cricketing superstars to the world. Legends such as Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, and Angelo Mathews made their mark at this event. The 2024 edition will continue this legacy, highlighting young talent and delivering a peek at tomorrow’s cricketing heroes.
Who will host the under-19 Cricket World Cup?
The U19 Cricket World Cup is returning to Sri Lanka for the first time since 2006. The island nation has a rich cricketing history; fans can expect a spectacular cricket festival. What’s more, it’s free. Fans can watch the action live since the ICC provides free access to the matches, guaranteeing that cricket fans worldwide can enjoy every bit of this cricket.
The ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 is an exciting tournament featuring top young players worldwide battling for gold. Fans anxiously anticipate the action when the schedule is revealed, expecting to see the birth of the next generation of cricketing superstars. Stay tuned for this cricketing spectacle, and prepare to be fascinated by the sport’s future stars.