Under 19 Cricket World Cup Matches Announced
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) have announced the fixtures for the Under 19 Cricket World Cup to be held in South Africa in 2020.
Japan have been drawn in Group A alongside defending Champions India, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
Japan will also play warm up matches against Scotland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) before playing our first official match against New Zealand on Saturday 18th January.
This is the first time Japan have played in a Cricket World Cup of any kind and the team will also travel to Brisbane, Australia for a host of warm up matches prior to leaving for South Africa.
CEO of Japan Cricket Naoki Miyaji said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Japan cricket to gain exposure on a global scale and show that the sport is growing here and that there is genuine talent. I wish our players the best of luck against what is sure to be some excellent opposition.”
The tournament runs from Friday 17th January and concludes with the Final on Sunday 9th February.
The schedule for Japan is as follows:
- 13th January: Warm Up match vs Scotland
- 15th January: Warm Up match vs UAD
- 18th January: Group Stage match vs New Zealand
- 21st January: Group Stage match vs India
- 25th January: Group Stage match vs Sri Lanka
Finals and play off matches will follow the groups stages.