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About the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 qualification pathway

The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 takes place in January and February 2020 in South Africa. Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the Windies are automatic qualifiers, and will be joined by five regional qualifiers.

50 teams will compete in a two-division regional qualification process which takes place in 2018 and 2019.

In 2018 Division 2 events will take place in Africa, Asia and Europe with eight teams progressing to regional Division 1 events.

In 2019, each region - Africa, Americas, Asia, EAP and Europe - will have Division 1 events, where the winner of each will qualify for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.

2018

EventDatesHostParticipating teams
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Europe Division 231 Jul – 8 Aug 2018EnglandBelgium, Denmark (Q), France (Q), Guernsey, Italy, Netherlands (Q), Norway, Spain, Sweden
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Africa Division 219 – 28 Aug 2018South AfricaBotswana, Gambia, Ghana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Asia Division 29 – 17 Dec 2018ThailandBahrain, Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Thailand

 

2019

ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Africa Division 1TBC 2019TBCKenya, Namibia, Uganda, 3 Qualifiers from Division 2
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Americas Division 1TBC 2019TBCArgentina, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, USA
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Asia Division 1TBC 2019TBCMalaysia, Nepal, Singapore, UAE, 2 Qualifiers from Division 2
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier EAP Division 1TBC 2019TBCFiji, Japan, PNG, Samoa, Vanuatu
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Europe Division 1TBC 2019TBCDenmark, France, Ireland, Jersey, Netherlands, Scotland

 

2020

ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020January and February 2020South AfricaAfghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Windies, Zimbabwe and 5 regional qualifiers

 

About 2018 U19 Cricket World Cup

The ICC Under-19 World Cup 2018 was a 16-team event held in New Zealand from January 13 to February 3. The 10 Full Members of the International Cricket Council as of 2016 gained automatic qualification, while one spot was reserved for the highest-ranked Associate from the previous edition of the event, which was Namibia in the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2016. Regional qualifiers in ICC's five development regions determined the other teams that participated in the marquee event.

The following teams qualified from their respective development regions:

– Ireland from Europe

– Canada from the Americas

– Afghanistan from Asia

– Kenya from Africa

– Papua New Guinea from East Asia Pacific

The Under-19 World Cup was first staged in 1988 as the Youth World Cup. After a 10-year hiatus, the tournament returned in its present form and has been held as a biennial event since 1998.

India have been the most successful team, winning the title four times, including in 2018 when they beat Australia by eight wickets. Australia have won it thrice, Pakistan twice, while England, South Africa and Windies have triumphed once each.

The 2016 edition was held in Bangladesh, where the Windies won a thrilling final against India to claim their maiden title.

Past alumni of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup include current captains Steve Smith (Australia), Virat Kohli (India), Kane Williamson (New Zealand) and Sarfraz Ahmed (Pakistan).

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