“The ICC U19 World Cup plays an important role in the progression of young talent onto the global stage.The list of past and current players who had their first taste of a major event at this tournament is a long one and I have no doubt we’ll be witnessing some of tomorrow’s stars in New Zealand next year,” ICC Head of Events Chris Tetley said in a statement.
On the other side, Tournament Director Brendan Bourke said,"This will be the most accessible international event ever staged throughout New Zealand, with free entry to all games, so we look forward to opening the gates to our match venues in a little under five months’ time." The tournament, which will run between January 13- February 3, will feature 16 teams, which have been divided in four groups.
The finals will be played at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.
Group A: Windies, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya
Group B: India, Australia, Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea
Group C: Bangladesh, Canada, England, Namibia
Group D: Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Scotland (UNI)