Organised by ICC East Asia-Pacific (EAP), the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup EAP Qualifier 2023 is all set to begin on Monday, June 12 in Australia.
Seven teams are participating in this tournament and only one of them will qualify for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2024 in Sri Lanka next year.
The seven teams participating in this tournament are Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Vanuatu.
These sides will battle for the remaining spot reserved from the Asian region for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2024.
The other three remaining qualification spots that are up for grabs are from the Africa, Europe, and Americas regions.
The 12 teams that are already a part of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2024 are Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, and Zimbabwe.
Coming back to the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup EAP Qualifier 2023, all seven participating nations will square off once against each other and the team that tops the standings at the end of all these encounters will book their berth in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2024.
A total of 21 matches will take place in this tournament across five venues in Darwin, Australia. These five venues are DXC Arena 2, Cazaly’s Arena, DXC Arena 1, Gardens Oval, and the TIO Stadium.
This tournament will run for 10 days, culminating on Wednesday, June 21 and it will witness a combination of both day as well as day and night matches.
Where to watch the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup EAP Qualifier 2023 live in India?
Live streaming of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup EAP Qualifier 2023 will be available on the FanCode app and website.
There will be no live telecast of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup EAP Qualifier 2023 on any TV channel in India.
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup EAP Qualifier 2023 schedule and match start times
All timings as per Indian Standard Time (IST)
Monday, June 12
Indonesia vs Vanuatu - 5:30 AM
Papua New Guinea vs Fiji - 6:30 AM
New Zealand vs Japan - 9:30 AM
Tuesday, June 13
Fiji vs Indonesia - 5:30 AM
Samoa vs Papua New Guinea - 6:30 AM
Vanuatu vs New Zealand - 9:30 AM
Thursday, June 15
Fiji vs Japan - 5:30 AM
Samoa vs New Zealand - 6:30 AM
Papua New Guinea vs Indonesia - 9:30 AM
Friday, June 16
Japan vs Vanuatu - 5:30 AM
New Zealand vs Fiji - 6:30 AM
Indonesia vs Samoa - 9:30 AM
Sunday, June 18
Vanuatu vs Fiji - 5:30 AM
Japan vs Samoa - 6:30 AM
New Zealand vs Papua New Guinea - 9:30 AM
Monday, June 19
Samoa vs Vanuatu - 5:30 AM
Indonesia vs New Zealand - 6:30 AM
Papua New Guinea vs Japan - 9:30 AM
Wednesday, June 21
Fiji vs Samoa - 5:30 AM
Japan vs Indonesia - 6:30 AM
Vanuatu vs Papua New Guinea - 9:30 AM
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