ICC Under-19 Men's World Cup Africa Qualifier: Full squads, Fixtures & Preview: All you need to know
The ICC Under-19 Men's World Cup Africa Qualifier will be played in Tanzania from 23rd to 30th July.
Six teams will take part in the ICC Under-19 Men's World Cup Africa Qualifier, namely Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Uganda.
16 teams will be competing at the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Sri Lanka 2024 over 41 matches. 11 teams automatically qualified for the event as the best-placed Full Member nations from the previous event in 2022. These are: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe.
The remaining five spots will be determined through regional qualification pathways, with one team from each region securing a place at the event.
Americas and EAP each host one qualifying event in 2023, with the winner of each event sealing a spot at the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Sri Lanka 2024.
The Africa, Asia and Europe regions each have a two-step qualification structure. These regions hosted Division 2 Qualifiers in 2022 to determine the teams that will compete in the second and final qualifying event, the Regional Qualifier, with events taking place in 2023.
Only the winning teams from the Regional Qualifiers will qualify to compete at the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Sri Lanka 2024.
Asia and EAP Qualifiers have already been held this year, with Nepal and New Zealand winning respectively, thereby securing their place at the U19CWC.
Remaining ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Regional Qualifiers
Africa Regional Qualifier – 23-30 July, Tanzania
Participating Teams: Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda
Europe Regional Qualifier – 6-12 August, Netherlands
Participating Teams: Guernsey, Italy, Jersey, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland
Americas Regional Qualifier – 11-17 August, Canada
Participating Teams: Argentina, Bermuda, Canada, Suriname, USA
ICC Under-19 Men's World Cup Africa Qualifier - Squads
Namibia Men U19: Alexander Volschenk (Captain), Gerhard Janse van Rensburg, Adriaan Louw, Faf Du Plessis, Franko Bergh, Hanro Badenhorst, Hansie De Villiers, Jack Brassel, Junior Kariata, JW Visagie, Peter Daniel Blignaut, Ryan Moffet, Woutie Niehaus and Zacheo Jansen van Vuuren
Nigeria Men U19: Ridwan Abdulkareem (Captain), Kareem Gafar, Joshua Asia, Chidi Onwubualili, Chijioke Okeke, Victor Samuel, Chiemelie Udekwe, Izuchukwu Okeke, Paul Pam, Joshua Sunday, Solomon Chilemanya, Prosper Useni, David Abiebhode and Selim Salau
Kenya Men U19: Brian Likavu (Captain), Darsh Panchani, Raj Manji, Yash Gohil, Vishil Patel, Vaibhav Naresh, Dean Omondi, Stian Smith, Krish Haria, Ken Mwangi, Neel Doshi, Arnav Patel, Hitendra Sanghani and Vatsal Shah
Sierra Leone Men U19: John Bangura (Captain), George Sesay, Eric Turay, Alusine Turay, Raymond Coker, Aliya Kamara, Ibrahim Paul Kamara, Ibrahim Sesay, James Bangura, Ibrahim Kpaka, Joshua Macfoy, Daniel Lassayoh, Tamba Lebbie and Emmanuel Mansaray
Uganda Men U19: Fahad Mutagana (Captain), Pius Oloka, Musa Majid, Brian Asaba, Mirza Anas Baig, Abdul Aziz Tandia, Ronald Omara, Jaffer Ochaya, Joseph Banguma, Jonathan Nyiro, Gerald Olipa, Ali Balidawa, Conrad Lubwama and Yunus Sowobi
Tanzania Men U19: Johnson Nyambo (Captain), Laksh Bakrania, Karim Kiseto, Acrey Hugo, Abdulrazak Amiri, Jaffari Kilongosi, Omary Ramadhani, Hamza Onai, Agustine Mwamele, Issa Karim, Baraka Laiza, Ally Fentu, Mohamed Mbaki and Shaikh Basha
ICC Under-19 Men's World Cup Africa Qualifier - Fixtures Schedule
23rd July 2023
Tanzania U19 vs Kenya U19
Namibia U19 vs Uganda U19
24th July 2023
Sierra Leone U19 vs Nigeria U19
Tanzania U19 vs Namibia U19
25th July 2023
Kenya U19 vs Sierra Leone U19
Uganda U19 vs Nigeria U19
26th July 2023
Namibia U19 vs Kenya U19
Tanzania U19 vs Uganda U19
27th July 2023
Nigeria U19 vs Tanzania U19
Sierra Leone U19 vs Namibia U19
28th July 2023
Kenya U19 vs Uganda U19
29th July 2023
Uganda U19 vs Sierra Leone U19
Nigeria U19 vs Kenya U19
30th July 2023
Namibia U19 vs Nigeria U19
Sierra Leone U19 vs Tanzania U19
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