Sri Lanka to host U19 Asia Cup in September

ACC Under-19 Youth Asia Cup 2019

ACC Under-19 Youth Asia Cup 2019 will be held in Sri Lanka from 5th September to 14 September at several venues in and around Colombo. The tournament will feature 8 member-teams of the Asian Cricket Council.

The teams will be split into two groups of four teams each. Every team will play against each other within the group and the top two teams of each group will qualify for the semi-finals.

Stars of the U19 Super Provincial 2019

This year, the eight teams will be,

Group AGroup B
India U19Sri Lanka U19
Afghanistan U19Bangladesh U19
Pakistan U19United Arab Emirates U19
Kuwait U19Nepal U19

 

U19 teams of the five Test nations in Asia get direct qualification into the tournament while the other 3 teams were selected by the qualifier tournaments conducted by the ACC. Tournaments were conducted for the Eastern and Western region of Asia separately for qualification. UAE was given an exception on account of their qualification to the 2020 U19 World Cup while Kuwait became the second team to qualify for the tournament from the Western region. The qualification tournament held acts as a qualifier for the 2020 Youth Asia Cup too. The Eastern region will only get one slot this year which will be compensated in the 2020 edition with one slot less for the Western region. It was Nepal who grabbed the single slot for this year’s tournament while Hong Kong will join them next year in place of Kuwait.

When SL U19 met Pakistan on their way to SA 2020

The venues for the tournament will be Colombo Cricket Club grounds, P Sara Oval, R. Premadasa International Stadium, De Soysa Stadium, Moratuwa, Nondescripts Cricket Club grounds and Marians Cricket grounds, Katunayake. 

The Finals will be played on the 14th of September 2019 at R. Premadasa International Stadium. 

India U19s are the defending champions of the tournament while Sri Lanka ended as the runners-up at the last edition. Sri Lanka last hosted the tournament in 2016.

Sri Lanka U19s succumb to India in final leap to Asian Glory

Fixtures:

DateDayMatchVenue
5-Sep-19ThursdayIND U19 vs KUWT U19CCC
AFG U19 vs PAK U19P Sara
6-Sep-19FridaySL U19 vs NEP U19RPICS
BND U19 vs UAE U19MCG
7-Sep-19SaturdayIND U19 vs PAK U19Moratuwa
AFG U19 vs KUWT U19RPICS
8-Sep-19SundaySL U19 vs UAE U19MCG
BND U19 vs NEP U19P Sara
9-Sep-19MondayIND U19 vs AFG U19CCC
PAK U19 vs KUWT U19Moratuwa
10-Sep-19TuesdaySL U19 vs BND U19Moratuwa
UAE U19 vs NEP U19MCG
11-Sep-19Wednesday
12-Sep-19ThursdaySemi Final 1 – A 1 vs B 2P Sara
Semi Final 2 – A 2 vs B1NCC
13-Sep-19Friday
14-Sep-19SaturdayFINALRPICS