By Spy Uganda
Uganda was on Wednesday placed in Group B alongside India, South Africa and Ireland for the ICC Under-19 Men’s World Cup, set to be held in the West Indies across four countries from January 14 to February 5, next year.
The 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup is an international limited-overs cricket tournament that is scheduled to be held in the West Indies starting this January.
A total of 16 teams will travel to the Caribbean to compete in 48 matches. Defending champions Bangladesh, England, Canada and the United Arab Emirates form Group A while Group C comprises Pakistan, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea.
Group D sees host West Indies, Australia and Sri Lanka. Scotland complete the tournament lineup in Group D after New Zealand withdrew due to the extensive mandatory quarantine restrictions for minors on their return home.
The four host countries have been confirmed as Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago with 10 venues hosting matches. The format will see the top two teams from each of the four groups advance to the Super League while the remaining teams feature in the Plate across 23 days of competition.
The semifinals will be played on February 1 across two venues; the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground and Coolidge Cricket Ground on 2 February. The Final on February 5 will also be held at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Barbuda.
Barbuda is a small island located in the eastern Caribbean forming part of the sovereign Commonwealth nation of Antigua and Barbuda.