The ICC Americas U19 Championship gets underway in Bermuda on Sunday, 5 July, with the winner progressing to the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, which will be held in Bangladesh from 22 January to 13 February 2016. The side that finishes second in Bermuda will participate in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, whose dates and venue will be announced in due course.
Apart from the host, Canada and the USA will take part in the competition, which will conclude on 12 July and has been reduced to a three-side competition following Suriname’s withdrawal after failing to secure transit visas for its players.
Bermuda, Canada and the USA will play each other in the first round and will carry forward their points into the second round where these sides will again play against each other. The side that tops the table will qualify for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016, while the second-placed side will feature in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.
Besides playing in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016, the winning side from the Bermuda tournament will also feature in the West Indies Cricket Board’s U19 tournament, which will be held in Jamaica very shortly after the conclusion of the ICC Americas U19 Championships. This tournament will provide an excellent opportunity to the side to launch its preparations for the Bangladesh tournament, which is considered as a finishing school for future stars.
South Africa will defend its ICC U19 Cricket World Cup title, it won in Dubai last year. The tournament will be competed by the 10 Full Member, which have qualified directly, and six Members below the Full Members. To date, three sides have qualified for the tournament proper. These are: Afghanistan (winner of ACC U19 Premier League), Namibia (winner of ICC Africa U19 Championship Division One) and Fiji (winner EAP U19 Cricket Trophy).
The remaining three sides will emerge from the Bermuda and the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier as well as the ICC U19 Europe Championship.
Nepal, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Uganda have already qualified for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier and will be joined by the second-placed sides from the Americas and Europe region tournaments.
|Pepsi ICC Americas U19 Division 1 Championship – Bermuda, 2015|
|Participating Teams: Bermuda, Canada, Suriname, USA
Official Arrival Date: Saturday, 4th July, 2015
Format: 50 Overs – Split Round Tournament
Official Departure Date: Monday, 13th July, 2015
|Date||Match Times||Venue||Match||Umpires||3rd||Book Scorer||Electronic Scorer|
|Sunday 5 July||11:00 AM||Somerset||USA v Bermuda||Maddela
|Monday 6 July||11:00 AM||St Davids||Canada v Bermuda||Taylor
|Tuesday 7 July||11:00 AM||Somerset||Canada v USA||Gibbons
|Wednesday 8 July – Rain/Reserve Day|
|Thursday 9 July||11:00 AM||St Davids||Bermuda vs USA||Maddela
|Friday 10 July||11:00 AM||Somerset||USA v Canada||Gibbons
|Saturday 11 July||11:00 AM||St Davids||Bermuda v Canada||Austin
|Sunday 12 July – Rain/Reserve Day|