As is the norm in ICC Global/Qualifier events, the warm-up matches schedule has been announced for the 2020 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa from Jan 17th – Feb 09th, 2020.
The warm-up matches will be played from Jan 12th – 15th, 2020, before the tournament proper begins from Jan 17th. The 2020 edition will see the Associate nations from Scotland, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Nigeria and Japan take part in the tournament, who join the top 11 countries from the previously held edition in 2018 in New Zealand.
Nigeria, for whom it will be their maiden appearance in an ICC World Cup event in any category (men’s/women’s/U19), will have strong opposition in the form of Pakistan and South Africa in their warm-up games. Likewise for Canada, they will be facing Australia and West Indies in their warm-up fixtures.
Another World Cup debutantes, Japan, will take on fellow Associate members Scotland and United Arab Emirates in their warm-up games, while Scotland and UAE get a game against West Indies and New Zealand respectively before the tournament proper begins.
For the World Cup fixtures for the Associate member countries in 2020 ICC U19CWC, click here.
2020 ICC U19CWC Warm-Up Schedule
|12-Jan-20||South Africa U19 vs Sri Lanka U19||Braamfischer Oval, Soweto||10:00 AM|
|Zimbabwe U19 vs England U19||LC de Villiers Oval, Pretoria||10:00 AM|
|Nigeria U19 vs Pakistan U19||Mandela Oval, Hammanskraal||10:00 AM|
|Afghanistan U19 vs India U19||Irene County Club, Pretoria||10:00 AM|
|13-Jan-20||United Arab Emirates U19 vs New Zealand U19||St. Sithians College, Johannesburg||10:00 AM|
|Scotland U19 vs Japan U19||St. Johns College, Johannesburg||10:00 AM|
|Canada U19 vs West Indies U19||Braamfischer Oval, Soweto||10:00 AM|
|Bangladesh U19 vs Australia U19||LC de Villiers Oval, Pretoria||10:00 AM|
|14-Jan-20||Zimbabwe U19 vs India U19||St. Sithians College, Johannesburg||10:00 AM|
|Nigeria U19 vs South Africa U19||LC de Villiers Oval, Pretoria||10:00 AM|
|Afghanistan U19 vs England U19||Mandela Oval, Hammanskraal||10:00 AM|
|Sri Lanka U19 vs Pakistan U19||Irene County Club, Pretoria||10:00 AM|
|15-Jan-20||Canada U19 vs Australia U19||St. Sithians College, Johannesburg||10:00 AM|
|New Zealand U19 vs Bangladesh U19||St. Johns College, Johannesburg||10:00 AM|
|Japan U19 vs United Arab Emirates U19||Braamfischer Oval, Soweto||10:00 AM|
|Scotland U19 vs West Indies U19||Irene County Club, Pretoria||10:00 AM|