Pakistan and West Indies finalise preparations with impressive victories; Bangladesh surprises England while UAE upsets Zimbabwe
Opener Clyde Fortuin hit an unbeaten 112 as South Africa gave final touches to its preparations for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup UAE 2014 with a five-wicket victory over defending champion India at the ICC Academy 1 on Wednesday.
Fortuin belted nine fours and three sixes in a run-a-ball innings as South Africa achieved a 235-run target with five wickets and 39 balls to spare. Earlier, India collected 234 for six in its allotted 50 overs with half-centuries from Vijay Zol (59), Ricky Bhui (56) and Sarfaraz Khan (53 not out).
Bangladesh, which won the Plate Championship in 1998, 2004 and 2010, also recorded a confidence-boosting win as it defeated 1998 champion England by four wickets at Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, while host the United Arab Emirates (UAE) surprised Zimbabwe by six wickets at The Sevens 1, Dubai.
Mosaddek Hossain scored 75 and opener Shadman Islam contributed 38 as Bangladesh overhauled England’s 218 for seven with four wickets and nine balls to spare, while the UAE dismissed Zimbabwe for 100 in 39.1 overs and then raced to victory for the loss of four wickets and in less than 30 overs.
Other winners on the second and final round of warm-up matches were Afghanistan, Canada, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and West Indies.
Pakistan, winner in 2004 and 2006, had the better of three-time champion and last event’s finalist Australia by 38 runs in a low-scoring fixture at ICC Academy 2. Batting first, Pakistan was bowled out for 179 in 45 overs but bounced back to dismiss Australia for 141 in 44.3 overs.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s son Tagenarine was in action at The Sevens 2 when he retired hurt on 62 (7x4, 89 balls) as the West Indies recorded its second successive victory by defeating New Zealand by six wickets. New Zealand was dismissed for 147 in 45.2 overs and the West Indies reached the target in 37.2 overs.
In Sharjah, Sri Lanka beat Namibia by three wickets to continue its confident build-up to the tournament following its five wickets win over India on Monday. Namibia managed 192 for eight from its 50 overs. In turn,Thilaksha Sumanasiri’s 63 guided Sri Lanka to victory with seven balls remaining after the Asian side had slumped to 66 for four.
Afghanistan and Canada were the other winners on Wednesday.
Hashmatullah Shaidi followed up his two for 20 with 63 (11x4, 87 balls) as Afghanistan defeated Scotland by three wickets, while Canada recorded a 72-run win over Papua New Guinea (PNG) after Nitish Kumar’s 82 off just 68 balls and a fine all-round performance by Nikhil Dutta (38 and three for 24).
Scores in brief:
UAE beat Zimbabwe by six wickets at The Sevens 1
Zimbabwe 100, all out in 39.1 overs (Charles Kunje 36; Justin James 3-19, Moaaz Qazi 3-13)
UAE 101-4, 29.5 overs (Patrick Mambo 2-7)
Afghanistan beat Scotland by three wickets at Abu Dhabi Oval 1
Scotland 158 all out, 46.1 overs (Andrew Umeed 38; Muslim Musa 2-18, Hashmatullah Shaidi 2-20)
Afghanistan 161-7, 41.1 overs (Hashmatullah Shaidi 63, Chayank Gosain 3-50)
West Indies beat New Zealand by six wickets at The Sevens 2
New Zealand 147, all out in 45.2 overs (Robert O’Donnell 31)
West Indies 151-4, 37.2 overs (Tagenarine Chanderpaul 62; Kyle Jamieson 2-35)
Bangladesh beat England by four wickets at Zayed Cricket Stadium
England 218-7, 50 overs (Ed Barnard 54, Harry Finch 53; Mehedy Hasan 2-34)
Bangladesh 220-6, 48.3 overs (Mosaddek Hossain 75 not out, Shadman Islam 38)
Pakistan beat Australia by 38 runs at ICC Academy 2
Pakistan 179, all out in 45 overs (Imam-ul-Haq 31; Thomas Andrews 3-32)
Australia 141 all out, 44.3 overs (Alex Gregory 37; Zafar Gohar 2-17, Karamat Ali 2-17, Kamran Ghulam 2-24)
South Africa beat India by five wickets, ICC Academy 1
India 234-6, 50 overs (Vijay Zol 59, Ricky Bhui 56, Sarfaraz Khan 53 not out)
South Africa 235-5, 43.3 overs (Clyde Fortuin 112 not out, Greg Oldfield 35, Jason Smith 31)
Sri Lanka beat Namibia by three wickets at Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Namibia 192-8, 50 overs (Jano Coetzee 35, Zane Green 30; Lakshan Jayasinghe 3-22)
Sri Lanka 196-7, 48.5 overs (Thilaksha Sumanasiri 63, Kusal Mendis 37; Jano Coetzee 2-19)
Canada beat Papua New Guinea (PNG) by 72 runs at Abu Dhabi Oval 2
Canada 231-9, 50 overs (Nitish Kumar 82, Nikhil Dutta 38; Nosaina Pokana 3-27)
PNG 159-9, 50 overs (Tom Willie 45 not out; Keenen Tinto 3-17, Nikhil Dutta 3-24)
Friday fixtures (first round):
England v UAE, Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Zimbabwe v Canada, Abu Dhabi Oval 1
New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Sharjah Cricket Stadium
South Africa v West Indies, Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Media Guide and tournament website
The tournament media guide contains information on the competing teams, tournament statistics and tournament information, and is available for download from here.
The official tournament website www.icc-cricket.com/ will contain match reports, an up-to-date points table, fixtures and tournament statistics, while the Playing Conditions can be downloaded from here.
Contact details of team managers
There will be no formal pre-event media opportunities, however, the relevant team manager can be contacted directly for all media queries and interview requests relating to specific teams.
|Team||Team Manager||UAE mobile number|
|Afghanistan||Shir Hamkar||+971 (0) 56 624 3595|
|Australia||Greg Chappell||+971 (0) 56 694 3887|
|Bangladesh||Nazmul Abedeen||+971 (0) 56 624 1945|
|Canada||Wijay Senathirajah||+971 (0) 56 624 3378|
|England||John Abrahams||+971 (0) 56 624 2238|
|India||R I Palani||+971 (0) 56 694 3478|
|Namibia||Polly Negongo||+971 (0) 56 625 9589|
|New Zealand||Kaushik Patel||+971 (0) 56 625 9675|
|Pakistan||Ali Zia||+971 (0) 56 624 1996|
|PNG||Greg Campbell||+971 (0) 56 625 9662|
|Scotland||Sam Scott||+971 (0) 56 624 3471|
|South Africa||Morgan Pillay||+971 (0) 56 694 3391|
|Sri Lanka||Shiran Abeysekera||+971 (0) 56 625 9688|
|UAE||Gopal Jasapara||+971 (0) 56 693 7571|
|West Indies||Altamont Solomon||+971 (0) 56 694 2433|
|Zimbabwe||Nick Singo||+971 (0) 56 694 2255|
The ICC Tournament Media Manager is Anisa Khan, who can be contacted on + 971 (0) 50 640 1107 or email@example.com.
All matches except Super League semi-finals and final at DICS:
o First session - 0930-1300
o Interval - 1300-1330
o Second session - 1330-1700
Super League semi-finals and final at DICS:
o First session - 1200-1530
o Interval - 1530-1600
o Second session - 1600 - 1930
Facilities at venues
There will be live, ball-by-ball scoring from each of the warm-up matches on http://www.icc-cricket.com/.
For all group matches, semi-finals and finals, there will be a tabled, sheltered, press box available to all accredited members of the media. The facilities will include power points, wireless internet, all-day light refreshments, lunch/dinner served during the break in innings, access to scorers.
Unless there is significant demand, there will be no formal post-match press conferences. Through the venue manager or team managers, media can request interviews with players or coaches as appropriate.
Daily round ups of each match day of the ICC U19 CWC UAE 2014 will be circulated to media and will be available on the ICC websitewww.u19cwc.com/ as well as on the ICC Media Zone.
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More information on the ICC U19 CWC UAE 2014 can be found here.
The full schedule of matches can be found here.
Video News Release
A Video News Release previewing the tournament is available at the ICC Media Zone.
Media accreditation pass pick-up
For those members of the media who have successfully applied for event media accreditation, the passes can be collected from the match manager from the location nominated in your application form. On arrival at the venue, please ask for the match manager who will deliver the pass to you.
The official tournament hashtag is #u19cwc.
The ICC will be providing five images from certain matches of the tournament matches free of charge. Any images used should be credited as 2014 © IDI/Getty Images.
The media can access these images here.
The schedule of photographs is:
|14 Feb||England v UAE||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|14 Feb||South Africa v West Indies||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai|
|15 Feb||Australia v Namibia||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|15 Feb||India v Pakistan||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai|
|16 Feb||West Indies v Zimbabwe||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|16 Feb||England v Sri Lanka||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai|
|17 Feb||Bangladesh v Namibia||Abu Dhabi Oval 1, Abu Dhabi|
|17 Feb||Australia v Afghanistan||Abu Dhabi Oval 2, Abu Dhabi|
|17 Feb||India v Scotland||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai|
|18 Feb||South Africa v Zimbabwe||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|18 Feb||New Zealand v England||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai|
|19 Feb||Australia v Bangladesh||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|22 Feb||Super League QF 4 D1vA2||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah|
|22 Feb||Super League QF 1 A1 v D2||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai|
|23 Feb||Super League QF 3 C1 v B2||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah|
|23 Feb||Super League QF 2 B1v C2||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai|
|24 Feb||Super League Semi-final 1WSLQF1 v WSLQF4||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai|
|25 Feb||Plate Semi-final 1WPQF1 vWPQF4||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|25 Feb||Plate Semi-final 2 WPQF2 v WPQF3||Abu Dhabi Oval 1, Abu Dhabi|
|26 Feb||Super League Semi-final 2 WQF2 v WQF3||Dubai International Cricket Stadium|
|27 Feb||Plate Championship Final||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|1 Mar||Super League Final||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai|