New Delhi, 18/11:New Zealand Cricket will not participate in the Under-19 World Cup 2022 to be held in the West Indies in the year 2022. The Kiwi team withdrew due to mandatory quarantine requirements for cricketers. Scotland will replace New Zealand in the tournament. Scotland will be part of Group D, which includes other teams like West Indies, Australia and Sri Lanka. The tournament is scheduled to start on January 14, 2022 and will be between West Indies and Australia. This tournament will be played in 10 grounds in 4 different countries. The four countries are Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Guyana and Antigua.
This is the first time that the Under-19 World Cup will be played in the West Indies. The Indian team has been placed in Group B along with Uganda, Ireland and South Africa. The two semi-final matches of the tournament will be played on February 1 and 2 respectively.
Where the first semi-final will be hosted at Sir Vivian Richards College Ground. At the same time, the second semi-final will be played at the Coolidge Cricket Ground. The semi-finals will be played on February 1 and 2 while the final will be played on February 5 at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.
16 teams will participate in this tournament to be held in the Caribbean and a total of 48 matches will be played. Defending champions Bangladesh, England, Canada and the United Arab Emirates have been placed in Group A, while Group C includes Pakistan, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea. Hosts West Indies, Australia and Sri Lanka have got a place in Group D. Two teams from each group will qualify for the Super League while the rest of the teams will play in the Plate category. This competition will run for 23 days.