In the other matches of the day, Pakistan beat UAE, England overcame Scotland, South Africa beat Namibia, New Zealand outgunned Canada, and West Indies beat Afghanistan
Eight warm-up matches to be played on Wednesday
A Video News Release previewing the tournament is available at the ICC Media Zone
Last tournament’s finalists India and Australia suffered defeats in the first round of warm-up matches of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup UAE 2014 on Monday.
Sri Lanka opener Sadeera Samarawickrama hit an attractive 82 and Priyamal Perera scored an unbeaten 50 to inspire their side to five wickets victory over defending champion India at Zayed Cricket Stadium, while Ryan Burl hit a fluent 60 as Zimbabwe defeated last event’s runner-up Australia by three wickets at Abu Dhabi Oval 1.
In the other matches of the day, two-time former champion Pakistan romped to a comfortable 10-wicket victory over the host United Arab Emirates at The Sevens, England overcame Scotland by 153 runs at ICC Academy 1, two-time losing finalist South Africa beat Namibia by five wickets at Abu Dhabi Oval 2, 1998 finalist New Zealand outgunned Canada by five wickets at Sharjah Cricket Stadium and 2004 finalist West Indies made short work of Afghanistan by nine wickets at ICC Academy 2.
Bangladesh, which has won the Plate Championship in 1998, 2004 and 2010, defeated Papua New Guinea by 165 runs. Bangladesh’s Yasir Ali was the star of his team when he scored a fine 64 that came off 67 balls in a knock that included two fours and two sixes.
In the India-Sri Lanka match, the defending champion threw away a half-century opening wicket start to slump from 53-0 to 209 all out in 45.5 overs. All the top order batsmen got off to good starts but couldn’t convert these into big scores as No.8 batsman Deepak Hooda finished as the top scorer with 39.
Sri Lanka, in its chase, achieved victory with seven balls to spare after opener Samarawickrama and Hashan Dumindu (48) put on 125 runs for the first wicket. Priyamal Perera then hit nine fours in an unbeaten 62-ball 50 to provide Sri Lanka a huge confidence-boosting victory.
On Wednesday, 12 February, eight more warm-up matches will be played while the first round matches of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2014 will start on Friday 14 February.
Scores in brief:
Sri Lanka beat India by five wickets at Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
India 209, all out in 45.5 overs (Deepak Hooda 39, Shreyas Iyer 31; Binura Fernando 4-42)
Sri Lanka 212-5, 48.5 overs (Sadeera Samarawickrama 82, Priyamal Perera 50 not out)
Zimbabwe beat Australia by three wickets at Abu Dhabi Oval 1
Australia 195, 46.1 overs (Jaron Morgan 36; Deven Bell 3-38)
Zimbabwe 196-7, 48.3 overs (Ryan Burl 60)
Bangladesh best Papua New Guinea (PNG) by 165 runs at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Bangladesh 281-9, 50 overs (Yasir Ali 64; Riley Hekure 3-50)
PNG 116, 40.3 overs (Gaudi Toka 35)
West Indies beat Afghanistan by nine wickets at ICC Academy 2
Afghanistan 84 all out, 39.4 overs (Jerome Jones 3-12, Ray Jordan 3-13)
West Indies 85-1, 18.4 overs (Shimron Hetmyer 46 not out)
New Zealand beat Canada by five wickets at Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Canada 119 all out, 45.4 overs (Nikhil Dutta 40)
New Zealand 120-5, 35.5 overs (Ken McClure 59 not out)
England beat Scotland by 153 runs at ICC Academy 1
England 281-4, 50 overs (Ben Duckett 92, Ryan Higgins 60, Jonathan Tattersall 48, Dominic Sibley 41)
Scotland 128, 39.4 overs (Luke Wood 2-18, Josh Shaw 2-24)
South Africa beat Namibia by five wickets at Abu Dhabi Oval 2
Namibia 204-8, 50 overs (Malan Kruger 58, Xander Pitchers 52, Jano Coetzee 48)
South Africa 205-5, 47.3 overs (Aiden Markram 53 retired out, Kirwin Christoffels 30 retired out)
Pakistan beat UAE by 10 wickets at The Seven 2
UAE 101, 31.3 overs (Shorye Chopra 36; Zia-ul-Haq 3-15, Irfanullah Shah 3-27)
Pakistan 102-0, 17 overs (Sami Aslam 43 not out, Inam-ul-Haq 42 not out)
Wednesday’s warm-up fixture:
Bangladesh v England, Zayed Cricket Stadium
Afghanistan v Scotland, Abu Dhabi Oval 1
PNG v Canada, Abu Dhabi Oval 2
Sri Lanka v Namibia, Sharjah Cricket Stadium
India v South Africa, ICC Academy 1
Australia v Pakistan, ICC Academy 2
Zimbabwe v UAE, The Sevens 1, Dubai
New Zealand v West Indies, The Sevens 2
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
For warm-up matches, there will be no internet or media centre facilities provided at the venues. There will, however, be lunch provided to members of the media accredited for the event. 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 website www.u19cwc.com/ as well as on the ICC Media Zone.
The ICC Media Zone is free to access and available to all media. Media needing access to the ICC Media Zone can register itself at http://www.icc-cricket.com/mediazone/ and obtain login credentials.
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|