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ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024: Fixtures and Format Revealed

The ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 is set to captivate cricket enthusiasts as the fixtures and format have been unveiled. This exciting tournament will be hosted by Sri Lanka from January 13 to February 4.

In this 15th edition of the competition, sixteen teams will showcase their cricketing prowess, with some intriguing changes to the format.

Sri Lanka, hosting the tournament for the third time and the first since 2006, will kick off the event with a clash against Zimbabwe on January 13.

Defending champions India, who clinched victory in the 2022 edition held in the West Indies, will commence their campaign the following day against 2020 champions Bangladesh.

The format for this edition has seen some adjustments compared to the previous one.

The sixteen teams will be divided into four groups, each comprising four teams. However, the major change lies in the progression criteria: the top three teams from each group will now advance to the Super Six stage. The group stage matches are scheduled from January 13 to 21.

Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D
BangladeshSouth AfricaSri LankaPakistan
IrelandWest IndiesZimbabweNew Zealand

Moreover, the fourth-placed teams in each group will engage in an additional match against another fourth-placed team before concluding their tournament journey.

Following the conclusion of the group stage, twelve teams will progress to the Super Six phase. In this revamped format, two groups of six teams will be formed. The top three teams from Groups A and D will constitute one group, while the top three teams from Groups B and C will form the other.

During the Super Six stage, each team will play two matches against teams from the opposing group, determined by their positions in the initial group stage. For instance, the top team in Group A (A1) will face the second and third teams in Group D (D2 and D3), and so on.

The top two teams from each Super Six group will secure a spot in the semi-finals. The victorious teams from the semi-finals will then compete in the Final, which is set to take place at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Sunday, February 4.

Before the tournament officially kicks off, warm-up games are scheduled from January 6 to 12. Cricket enthusiasts can look forward to an action-packed event with these exciting changes to the format.

Here’s the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 fixture schedule:

January 13Sri Lanka vs ZimbabwePRICS
January 13New Zealand vs NepalP. Sara Oval
January 13England vs ScotlandColombo CC
January 14Australia vs NamibiaSinghalese Sports Club
January 14Bangladesh vs IndiaPRICS
January 14South Africa vs West IndiesColombo CC
January 15Pakistan vs AfghanistanP. Sara Oval
January 15Ireland vs USASinghalese Sports Club
January 16South Africa vs EnglandColombo CC
January 16Sri Lanka vs AustraliaNondescripts CC
January 17Nepal vs PakistanP. Sara Oval
January 17West Indies vs ScotlandColombo CC
January 17Namibia vs ZimbabweNondescripts CC
January 18Bangladesh vs IrelandSinghalese Sports Club
January 18Afghanistan vs New ZealandP. Sara Oval
January 18India vs USAPRICS
January 19Zimbabwe vs AustraliaSinghalese Sports Club
January 19England vs West IndiesNondescripts CC
January 20India vs IrelandPRICS
January 20Scotland vs South AfricaColombo CC
January 20Afghanistan vs NepalNondescripts CC
January 21Sri Lanka vs NamibiaSinghalese Sports Club
January 21Pakistan vs New ZealandP. Sara Oval
January 21USA vs BangladeshColombo CC
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Super Six group

January 23A4 vs D4Singhalese Sports Club
January 23B4 vs C4Nondescripts CC
January 24C2 vs B3P. Sara Oval
January 24A1 vs D2PRICS
January 24C1 vs B2Nondescripts CC
January 25C3 vs B1Singhalese Sports Club
January 25D3 vs A2P. Sara Oval
January 25D1 vs A3Colombo CC
January 26B3 vs C1Colombo CC
January 27D2 vs A3P. Sara Oval
January 27A1 vs D3PRICS
January 27B1 vs C2Nondescripts CC
January 28B2 vs C3PRICS
January 28D1 vs A2Nondescripts CC
Super Six Group of ICC World cup 2024

Knockout Stage

January 30Semi-final 1TBD
February 1Semi-final 2TBD
February 1FinalTBD
Knockout stage ICC World Cup 2024

Cricket fans can anticipate thrilling matches as the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 unfolds in Sri Lanka.

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