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It was in 1995, when the inaugural edition of Men’s South American Championships were held in Argentina. The tournament was held once every two years thereafter; however, it is being held annually since 2014. Overall, the 2019 edition of the regional tournament will be seeing its 16th edition being held in Peru, who will be hosting the Championships for the 4th time in their history.

Peru will also bear witness to a piece of cricketing history as for the first time ever, the matches between Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Chile will be played with official T20I status and ranking points towards ICC Men’s T20I Team rankings. The tournament will also feature team’s from Colombia and Uruguay; however, with them not being Associate members as of now with ICC, the matches involving either of them will not be counted towards T20I status.

Argentina, the regional heavyweights, have had the most success in the Championships so far, winning 9 titles till date to Mexico and Chile’s 2 each. Caribbean Island Guyana, who have participated in the past editions, have won it twice in 2004 and 2007 respectively. The likes of Costa Rica, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Panama and Venezuela have also taken part in earlier editions in the 1990’s and 2000’s; however, the countries now play the Central American Championships instead of South American.

The men’s category matches will be held from Oct 03rd – 06th, 2019 and will be played at El Cortijo Polo Club ground (group stage fixtures), while the Final will be held the Lima Cricket and Football Club. The men’s edition will see all the participants play each other in a single round-robin format group stage, following the conclusion of which, the top 2 team’s in the points table will contest in the final.

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2019 Men’s South American Championships Squads

Argentina: Agustin Husain, Alejandro Ferguson, Bruno Angeletti, Hernan Fennell, Inaki Jimenez, Jon Hurley, Lautaro Musiani, Martin Siri, Pedro Arrighi, Pedro Baron, Ramiro Escobar, Ruann van der Merwe & Santiago Rossi

Mexico: Tarun Sharma (Captain), Aman Arora, Andrew Westphal, Anurag Tripathi, Buddhadeb Banerjee, Gaurav Dutta, Jagdeesh Umanath, Kaushal Ahuja, Luis Alberto Hermida, Mahesh Nandela, Revankumar Ankad, Shantanu Kaveri & Shashikant Laxman

Brazil: Greigor Caisley (Captain), Richard Avery, Umar Saleem, Yassar Haroon, Ismat Ullah, John Singleton, Luis Felipe Pinheiro, Kevin M Silva, Luis Henrique, Luis Henrique Rodrigues Morais, Jaimin Allen, Fahad Ali, Kamal Bishnoi & Victor Poubel

Chile: Alex Carthew, Amit Uniyal, Aresh Srivastav, Chris Emmott, Hardev Singh, Hirenkumar Patel, Ignacio Lisboa M, Irfan Mir, Kamlesh Gupta, Major Singh Sohi Mandy, Mayank Patel, Michael Meade, Shoaib Gazi Hossain & Rolando Rivas D

Uruguay: Boopathy Ravi (Captain), Deeshan Vasagiri, Beerbal Abdulkhader, Syed Hidhayathullah, Gokul G, Jashwant Reddy, Soham Gupta, Allister Sharp, Vatsal Desai, Ramsoorya Singaram, Rajendra Rathod, Rob Sharp, Althaf A, Gopi Krishnan, Nishant MV, Savin Prakash & Avijit Mukherjee

Colombia: Andy Farrington, Aniket Medellin, Chris Laas, Chris Payne, Daniel Robert Hall, Guy Leslie, Mark Edelston, Nick Barsby, Oliver George Tebitt Farr, Olly West, Paddy Smallwood, Patrick Raikes, Sanjay Pandya, Satnam Sandhu & Viresh Kavikar

Peru: Alex James, Chris Cannock, Daniel Hall, Diwan Singh Rajput, Jagjit Singh Jaggie, James Williams, James Dixon, Joaquin Salazar, Matt Astbury, Matthew Spry, Noel Conway, Pravin Hemant Shamdasani, Richard Chatterton, Samarth Narula, Suresh Suryavanshi, Tim Duncan & Tony Sanford

2019 Men’s South American Championships Schedule

Date Match Venue Time (Local)
03-Oct-19 Argentina vs Mexico El Cortijo Polo Club Pitch A 08:00AM
Chile vs Uruguay El Cortijo Polo Club 08:00AM
Colombia vs Peru El Cortijo Polo Club Pitch B 08:00AM
Brazil vs Chile El Cortijo Polo Club Pitch B 11:30AM
Mexico vs Uruguay El Cortijo Polo Club 11:30AM
Brazil vs Peru El Cortijo Polo Club Pitch A 03:00PM
Argentina vs Colombia El Cortijo Polo Club 03:00PM
04-Oct-19 Chile vs Mexico El Cortijo Polo Club Pitch A 08:00AM
Brazil vs Uruguay El Cortijo Polo Club 08:00AM
Argentina vs Peru El Cortijo Polo Club Pitch B 11:30AM
Chile vs Colombia El Cortijo Polo Club 11:30AM
Argentina vs Brazil El Cortijo Polo Club Pitch A 03:00PM
Colombia vs Mexico El Cortijo Polo Club 03:00PM
Peru vs Uruguay El Cortijo Polo Club Pitch B 03:00PM
05-Oct-19 Argentina vs Chile El Cortijo Polo Club Pitch A 08:00AM
Mexico vs Peru El Cortijo Polo Club Pitch B 08:00AM
Colombia vs Uruguay El Cortijo Polo Club 08:00AM
Chile vs Peru El Cortijo Polo Club Pitch A 11:30AM
Brazil vs Colombia El Cortijo Polo Club 11:30AM
Mexico vs Brazil El Cortijo Polo Club Pitch B 03:00PM
Argentina vs Uruguay El Cortijo Polo Club 03:00PM
06-Oct-19 Final Lima Cricket and Football Club 03:00PM
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