Nepal U19 in action during their match against India A U19 at Ekana Stadium in U19 Quadrangular Series - Image by Ekana Cricket Stadium @Ekanaofficial (Twitter)

International Cricket Council (ICC) have announced that Malaysia will be hosting the ICC U19 CWC Asia Division 1 Qualifiers in Apr 2019. The winner of Asia Division 1 tournament will qualify for the next ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa in 2020.

U19 team’s from Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore and UAE are joined by Oman and Kuwait, who qualified from Asia Division 2 Qualifiers, held in Thailand from Dec 09th – 17th, 2018.

The previous edition of Asia Division 1 Qualifiers saw Afghanistan beat Nepal in the final to claim their spot in the 2018 edition of U19 World Cup in New Zealand and based on their finish in the top 11, Afghanistan have qualified automatically for the next edition in 2020 in South Africa.

U19 Squads for Asia Division 1 qualifiers:

Kuwait: Abdul Sadiq (Captain), Akhil Sajeev Nair, Faez Ahmed Qureshi, Gokul Sunil Kumar, Govind Sunil Kumar, Hamza Ahmed Qureshi, Jandu Hamoud Amanullah, Jude Saldanha, Meet Bhaysar, Mirza Ahmed, Nomaan Budroo, Muhammad Umar, Muhammad Abdullah Farooq & Zeshaan Jilani

Malaysia: Muhammad Amir Azim Bin Abdul Shukor (Captain), Mohamad Irfaq Bin Wan Yusoff, Mohammad Hakim Bin Harisan, Muhammad Amirul Syahmi Bin Nor Shah, Mohamad Marzukh Hasnan, Mohammad Afiq Syakir Shahruddin, Aslam Khan Malik, Shamsul Ikmal Shamsul Azman, Haiqal Mohd Khair, Vijay Unni Suresh, Wan Amirul Zulkarnain Bin Wan Azman, Iezzat Daniel Fiqry Bin Ahmad, Muhahammad Arief Bin Mohd Yusof & Muhammad Syukri Bin Madeli

Nepal: Rohit Kumar Paudel (Captain), Mahamad Asif Sheikh, Bhim Sharki, Pawan Sarraf, Sundeep Jhora, Kamal Singh Airee, Rasid Khan, Rit Gautam, Sagar Dhakal, Surya Tamang, Pratis GC, Kushal Malla, Hari Bahadur Chauhan & Avishek Basnet

Oman: Prathamesh Kumble (Captain), Mohammed Sameer, Joel Biju, Amanpreet Singh Sirah, Joshin Vincent, Azam Ali, Yash Mehta, Arjun Saritha, Sanjaya Raj Ravindra, Sami Al Balushi, Muhammad Muzahir Raza, Jeel Yagnesh Tanna, Neev Jayaprakash Poojari & Adeel Abbas

Singapore: Aman Desai (Captain), Sai Harsha Venugopal, Ishaan Paul Sawney, Yashaswi Agrawal, Aryan Berry, Aiden Brian Sherry, Raoul Sharma, Atharva Rahul Gune, Sathish Kannusami, Vinit Chittesh Mehta, Pramesh Singhavi, Arnaav Karan Chabria, Chandramauli Sridev, Pranav Sudarshan & Rajesh Krishnan

UAE: Aryan Lakra (Captain), Aaron William Benjamin, Muhammad Akasha Tahir, Alishan Sharafu, Anand Kumar, Ashwanth Valthapa Chidambaram, Karthik Meiyappan, Mohammed Faraazuddin, Rishab Mukherjee, Niel Roshan Lobo, Osama Hassan Shah, Vritya Aravind, Syed Muhammad & Haider Ansh

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