Men’s U-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers continue for the 2024 Cricket World Cup as the Division 2 track events head to Asia and Africa

  • The qualifiers for the Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup will take place in Oman from September 29 to October 7
  • Eight teams will compete for two places in the Asian Qualifiers to be held in 2023
  • Nigeria will host the Men’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers, Section 2 of the Men’s Cricket World Cup from 30 September to 8 October, with the top three teams qualifying for next year’s Africa Qualifiers

The path to qualification for the Men’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2024 resumes next week, as Oman prepares to host the eight-team Asian Division II qualifiers across two venues at the Oman Cricket Academy Stadium in Al Amerat.

The hosts will welcome young stars from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Thailand for the eagerly awaited event that begins on September 29 and features an action-packed schedule of 16 matches over nine days.

The Division 2 qualifiers represent the first step on the road to qualification for the 2024 Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup, and the two teams that qualified for the final on October 7 will join already-qualified Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates in Asia. Qualification in 2023.

Speaking ahead of the Men’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers, Division 2: Oman Cricket Minister Madhursin Al-Jasrani said:

“Oman Cricket is pleased to host the ICC Men’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup – Division 2. We warmly welcome all visiting teams to enjoy Oman and its hospitality at its best. We look forward to seeing the best youth cricket brand in the competition.”

“Participating in the tournament, as the host, we look forward to seeing our national U19 team at its best throughout the tournament, displaying an exemplary and attractive brand of cricket. The team has put solid yards in shaping themselves as per the requirements of excellence in all divisions.

“Oman Cricket wishes each team success in the tournament.”

Nigeria will also be in the spotlight during this time as the Africa Section 2 qualifiers begin on September 30 in Abuja, with 16 matches to be played to determine which teams advance to the final qualifiers in 2023.

The most promising young players from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and hosts Nigeria will face off over nine days, leading the top three teams to qualify for the Africa qualifiers.

The two finalists and the third-placed team after the event on October 8 will join Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda for next year’s Africa qualifiers.

Nigeria Cricket Association General Manager, Emeka Igwilo said: “We are very excited and look forward to hosting the Division 2 Africa Qualifiers here in Abuja. Everything is in place to ensure an unforgettable tournament as we warmly welcome all nations and officials participating in this event.

As a country, we are looking forward to drawing inspiration from the trophies of the team that qualified for the Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup in 2019, and we are very optimistic that we can achieve that feat once again. We give special appreciation to the ICC for granting Nigeria the hosting rights and providing a platform for cricket to thrive on the continent.”

Match schedules

Men’s U-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers, Division 2, Oman, September 29 – October 7

Group A: Oman, Bhutan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia

Group B: Hong Kong, Thailand, Qatar, Singapore

Date

the match

place

September 29, 2022

Oman vs Bhutan

OCA Pitch 1

September 29, 2022

Bahrain in Saudi Arabia

OCA Pitch 2

September 30, 2022

Qatar vs Singapore

OCA Pitch 1

September 30, 2022

Hong Kong vs Thailand

OCA Pitch 2

October 1, 2022

Bhutan vs Bahrain

OCA Pitch 1

October 1, 2022

Saudi Arabia vs Oman

OCA Pitch 2

October 2, 2022

Thailand vs Singapore

OCA Pitch 1

October 2, 2022

Hong Kong vs Qatar

OCA Pitch 2

October 3, 2022

Bhutan vs Saudi Arabia

OCA Pitch 1

October 3, 2022

Oman vs Bahrain

OCA Pitch 2

4 October 2022

Thailand vs Qatar

OCA Pitch 1

4 October 2022

Singapore vs Hong Kong

OCA Pitch 2

October 6 2022

Semi-finals 1 – A1 v B2

OCA Pitch 1

October 6 2022

Semi-finals 2 – B1 at A2

OCA Pitch 2

October 7, 2022

Third place comma

OCA Pitch 2

October 7, 2022

ultimate

OCA Pitch 1

Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers, Nigeria, September 30 – October 8

Group A: Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, Mozambique

Group B: Nigeria, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Rwanda

Date

the match

place

September 30, 2022

Sierra Leone vs Botswana

Abuja Stadium 1

September 30, 2022

Nigeria vs Rwanda

Abuja Stadium 2

October 1, 2022

Kenya vs Ghana

Abuja Stadium 1

October 1, 2022

Malawi vs Mozambique

Abuja Stadium 2

October 2, 2022

Botswana vs Nigeria

Abuja Stadium 1

October 2, 2022

Rwanda vs Sierra Leone

Abuja Stadium 2

October 3, 2022

Ghana vs Mozambique

Abuja Stadium 1

October 3, 2022

Kenya vs Malawi

Abuja Stadium 2

4 October 2022

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone

Abuja Stadium 1

4 October 2022

Rwanda vs Botswana

Abuja Stadium 2

October 5 2022

Ghana vs Malawi

Abuja Stadium 1

October 5 2022

Mozambique vs Kenya

Abuja Stadium 2

October 7, 2022

Semi-finals 1 – A1 v B2

Abuja Stadium 1

October 7, 2022

Semi-finals 2 – B1 at A2

Abuja Stadium 2

October 8, 2022

Third place comma

Abuja Stadium 2

October 8, 2022

ultimate

Abuja Stadium 1

Men’s 2024 Cricket World Cup U-19 Qualifier Structure

A total of 16 teams will compete in the 2024 Men’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Eleven teams automatically qualified for this event as the best full member nations ranked from the previous event in 2022. These are: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe.

The remaining five locations will be determined by the regional qualification tracks, with one team from each region securing a place in the event.

The Americas and EAP will each host one qualifying event in 2023, with the winner of each event securing a place in the Men’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2024.

The Africa, Asia and Europe regions will each have a two-step qualification structure. These regions will host the Division 2 playoffs in 2022 to determine which teams will compete in the second and final playoffs, the Regional Playoffs.

Only the winning teams from the regional qualifiers will qualify to compete in the Men’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

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