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The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012 will be the ninth edition of the event which was first staged in Australia in 1988 as part of Australia's Bicentenary celebrations.

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The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012 will be the ninth edition of the event which was first staged in Australia in 1988 as part of Australia's Bicentenary celebrations.

In 1997, it became a biennial event and since then, it is seen as an important opportunity for the up-and-coming players to increase their awareness and understanding of the sport's codes, including anti-doping and anti-corruption.
There are many other positive learning opportunities for players at the event, including promotional and social responsibilities and dealing with the international news media through interviews and press conferences. The ICC assists them with education and support in these areas.

In addition to this, ESPN STAR Sports, ICC's broadcast partner till 2015, televises live matches from the main venue. Live action from half a dozen matches at the Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur from the 2008 event and 10 matches from the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln from the 2010 event in New Zealand was relayed in more than 100 countries.
Below, we take a trip down the memory lane to relive some of the finest memories of the previous events which have produced well-deserved champions and have seen some of the most outstanding individual performances by players who today are household names, including those who have gone on to lead their national sides at the highest level.
1988 - Australia

The inaugural event was staged in Victoria and South Australia from 28 February to 13 March and featured the then seven Full Members - Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and West Indies - and an ICC Associates XI.

In a single league format, Australia and Pakistan finished on top of the points table and locked horns in the final where Australia defeated Pakistan by five wickets at the Adelaide Oval. Batting first, Pakistan scored 201 in 49.3 overs with Inzamam-ul-Haq finishing as the top scorer with 37. Shahid Nawaz and Zahoor Elahi scored 35 each, while Basit Ali scored 23. For Australia, Wayne Holdsworth and captain Geoff Parker equally shared six wickets between them.
 

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