Cricket Namibia (CN) will be hosting the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Africa Division 1 qualifiers from 15th – 24th Mar, 2019 and will be competing against U19 squads from Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Tanzania, from which the winner will advance for 2020 ICC U19 World Cup in South Africa. Each team will play the other participants once in the single round-robin group phase format to decide the winner.
Namibia, Kenya and Uganda were joined by Nigeria U19, who won the ICC U19 World Cup Africa Division 2 Qualifiers in Potchefstroom, South Africa, along with Sierra Leone, who finished as the runners-up, and Tanzania U19, who claimed the final qualification spot in the play-off match against Mozambique U19.
Namibia U19 and Kenya U19 took part in the 2018 ICC U19 World Cup in New Zealand with Namibia being direct entrant via their standing (best Associate nation finish) in the 2016 edition in Bangladesh, while Kenya U19 qualified from the regional qualifiers. All the matches in the qualifiers will be played in the 50-overs format with a 9:30AM local start time for all three games on each match-day at Wanderers, Windhoek Affies and United grounds in Windhoek.
ICC U19 CWC Africa Division 1 Qualifiers Schedule:
|17 March 2019||Namibia U19 vs Nigeria U19||Wanderers Cricket Ground||9:30AM|
|Kenya U19 vs Uganda U19||Windhoek Affies Park||9:30AM|
|Sierra Leone U19 vs Tanzania U19||United Ground||9:30AM|
|18 March 2019||Uganda U19 vs Sierra Leone U19||Wanderers Cricket Ground||9:30AM|
|Tanzania U19 vs Namibia U19||Windhoek Affies Park||9:30AM|
|Nigeria U19 vs Kenya U19||United Ground||9:30AM|
|20 March 2019||Kenya U19 vs Tanzania U19||Wanderers Cricket Ground||9:30AM|
|Nigeria U19 vs Uganda U19||Windhoek Affies Park||9:30AM|
|Namibia U19 vs Sierra Leone U19||United Ground||9:30AM|
|21 March 2019||Tanzania U19 vs Nigeria U19||Wanderers Cricket Ground||9:30AM|
|Sierra Leone U19 vs Kenya U19||Windhoek Affies Park||9:30AM|
|Uganda U19 vs Namibia U19||United Ground||9:30AM|
|23 March 2019||Kenya U19 vs Namibia U19||Wanderers Cricket Ground||9:30AM|
|Nigeria U19 vs Sierra Leone U19||Windhoek Affies Park||9:30AM|
|Uganda U19 vs Tanzania U19||United Ground||9:30AM|