USA Cricket is pleased to confirm the schedule, groups, format and match officials, as well as confirming when the squads will be named, for the first ever USA Cricket Under 19 National Championships which is being played at the Prairie View Cricket Complex in Houston, Texas from April 4th – 11th.
The eight teams will be separated into two groups of 4 where they will play 3 group matches each. The groups have been drawn at random, but the draw was weighted to ensure to i) place the West Zone Reds and West Zone Blues into two different groups and ii) that all conference sides were separated where possible.
West Zone Reds
South West Zone
West Zone Blues
Each team will play three group matches, with the top team in each group progressing to the Under 19 National Championship Final on Saturday April 10th, which will decide the first ever U19 National Champions. The teams finishing 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in each group will play each other in cross-over classification matches for the 3rd, 5th and 7th place positions respectively.
In keeping with the preparation for the Under 19 World Cup Qualifier, all matches will be played in the 50 Overs format with colored clothing and white ball.
A panel of eight umpires will officiate all matches across the week including international umpires that are USA Cricket’s representatives on the International Panel of ICC Development Umpires.
• Sameer Bandekar
• Owen Brown
• Ravishankar Byrappagowda
• Matin Inamdar
• Danny Khan
• Sadiq Khoja
• Jermaine Lindo
• Vijaya Mallela
The 16 matches will all be played on turf wickets at the Prairie View Cricket Complex in Houston, Texas with the matches taking place between April 5th and 10th, with a training/practice day scheduled for the 4th and departure day on the 11th.
All matches start at 10am local time. (11am EST)
|Match||Date||Team 1||Team 2|
|1||Monday April 5||West Zone Reds||South Zone|
|2||Monday April 5||Mid-Atlantic Zone||Colts|
|3||Monday April 5||Midwest Zone||South West Zone|
|4||Tuesday April 6||South Zone||Mid-Atlantic Zone|
|5||Tuesday April 6||East Zone||West Zone Blues|
|6||Wednesday April 7||West Zone Reds||Colts|
|7||Wednesday April 7||East Zone||South West Zone|
|8||Wednesday April 7||Midwest Zone||West Zone Blues|
|9||Thursday April 8||West Zone Reds||Mid-Atlantic Zone|
|10||Friday April 9||South Zone||Colts|
|11||Friday April 9||East Zone||Midwest Zone|
|12||Friday April 9||West Zone Blues||South West Zone|
|13||Saturday April 10||Group A 1st||Group B 1st|
|14||Saturday April 10||Group A 2nd||Group B 2nd|
|15||Saturday April 10||Group A 3rd||Group B 3rd|
|16||Saturday April 10||Group A 4th||Group B 4th|
The eight squads selected with the 14 players that will be named to play in the U19 National Championships will all be announced centrally by USA Cricket by Media Release on Monday March 22nd. This will allow for the final Men’s Zonal and Youth Trials to be completed and for the selectors to finalize all 112 cricketers who will travel to take part in the event.
As part of continuing to develop a robust national coaching network, the USA Men’s National Head Coach, J Arunkumar, and the USA Men’s National Youth Coach, Kevin Darlington will be starting to travel more extensively across the United States, and will visit various Youth and Men’s training groups and camps, local academies and will be attending the Zonal Trials in Los Angeles and Tampa next week respectively.