Historic opening match for WI U19s

2018 Youth World Cup

Grenadian wicketkeeper/batsman Emmanuel Stewart led WI Under-19s on a pre-YWC tour of southern Africa last month.

DUBAI, England, CMC – Reigning champions West Indies Under-19s will be part of history, when they kick off their title defence of the ICC Youth World Cup (YWC) against hosts New Zealand Under-19s.

The two teams will contest the match in the first day/night fixture ever in the history of the YWC at the Bay Oval in Tauranga on the opening day of the tournament which runs from January 13 to February 3.

The Windies Under-19s, under the leadership of Shimron Hetmyer, collected their first ever youth world title last year, when they beat India in the Final of the tournament staged in Bangladesh.

Grenadian wicketkeeper/batsman Emmanuel Stewart led WI Under-19s on a pre-YWC tour of southern Africa last month.

The tournament which features 16 teams contesting matches at seven venues in four cities – Christchurch, Queenstown, Tauranga and Whangarei – will see the Windies Under-19s play in Group A which also comprises 2012 champions South Africa and African qualifier Kenya.

The Windies Under-19s, under the leadership of Grenadian wicketkeeper/ batsman Emmanuel Stewart and coached by Graeme West, have already started preparations for the YWC, winning series against the South Africans and Zimbabwe last month on the road.

The team is likely to be further fortified for the conclusion of this year’s Regional Under-19 Tournament being contested in St. Kitts.

India and Australia, both three-time YWC champions, are clubbed together in Group B along with Zimbabwe and East Asia Pacific qualifier Papua New Guinea.

Bangladesh, Canada, England and Namibia comprise Group C, while two-time champion Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Asia qualifier Afghanistan and European qualifier Ireland form Group D in what is the 11th edition of the tournament and the third to be held in New Zealand.

The top two sides from each group will advance to the Super League, while the remaining eight teams will figure in the plate championship.

The quarterfinals, semifinals and the final of the Super League will be among the 20 matches to be broadcast “live”.

The final will be played at the Bay Oval in Tauranga on February 3, while both semifinals will be played at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on January 29 and 30.

The plate tournament will run simultaneously, but end with the plate final at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Christchurch on January 28.


Schedule of West Indies Under-19 group matches:


Sat 13: New Zealand Under-19s vs West Indies Under-19s – Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

Wed 17: West Indies Under-19s vs South Africa Under-19s – Bay Oval

Sat 20: West Indies Under-19s vs Kenya Under-19s – Lincoln Green, Lincoln



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