South American Cricket Championships schedule announced for 2019

Cricket Peru today announces the schedule for the 2019 South American Cricket Championships (SAC). The championships are an annual competition contested by amateur women’s, men’s and junior teams from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Mexico and Peru*.

The championships are taking place in Lima between 27 September and 06 October 2019. It is the sixteenth time the men's tournament has been played and the tenth edition of the women's championship.

Samantha Hickman, Head of National Development at Cricket Peru, said:

“In a country that is football mad, cricket is a sport which contributes something special to Peruvian culture. Playing the sport together is helping change traditional perceptions of the role of men and women in Peruvian society.

Grassroots development is critical to ensuring a sustainable future for cricket in Peru. The key objective of the championships is to find and encourage the next generation of Peruvian and South American cricketers.”

The Junior South American Championships for the Under 13 and Under 17 teams will take place 27-30 September in Cambridge College and the Lima Cricket and Football Club. The championships will be officially opened on the morning of Friday 27 September before the first match is played.

The Women’s South American Championships will take place 03-06 October and be played at the Lima Cricket and Football Club. The Men’s South American Championships will take place 03-06 October at the polo grounds of El Cortijo.

Finals day will be held on Sunday 06 October with both the women’s and men’s finals being played at the Lima Cricket and Football Ground.