Aug 14, 2011

Nepal joins Australia & England in ICC U19 WC 2012

Nepal will join the defending champion and host Australia along with 1998 winner England in the Group A of ICC World Cup 2012 to be held in Queensland, Australia.
Scotland, Nepal, Ireland, Afghanistan, PNG and Namibia will join the Full Members at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012 in Australia are now known following the completion of the qualifying tournament in Ireland. And the team groupings for the 15-day celebration of youth cricket have now also been finalized.
The event will get underway in Queensland exactly one year from today and Scotland will be there as the leading Associate after winning eight of its nine matches during the qualifiers, which took place in Dublin and Derry.
Group B is made up of the last event’s runner-up and two-time winner Pakistan, New Zealand, Scotland and Afghanistan while 2000 and 2008 champion India has been drawn in Group C along with West Indies, Zimbabwe and PNG. Sri Lanka, South Africa, Bangladesh and Namibia make up Group D.
ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat  said: “The ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup is a very important tournament for us and I want to congratulate those six teams who have qualified to take part in Queensland next year.”
“This tournament has proved to be an important stepping stone for elite young cricketers aspiring to play international cricket. It’s an opportunity for them to develop and test their skills in a high-pressure situation against the world’s best at this level,” he added.

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Australia Pakistan India Sri Lanka
England New Zealand West Indies South Africa
Nepal Scotland Zimbabwe Bangladesh
Ireland Afghanistan PNG Namibia


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