Seven venues to host U19 CWC 2018 matches

Seven venues to host U19 CWC 2018 matches

Seven venues have been named to host the matches of the next ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2018 in New Zealand. Four cities of the country will host 48 matches of the tournament.

Queenstown’s John Davies Oval, Whangarei’s Cobham Oval, Tauranga’s Bay Oval and four venues in Christchurch will witness the youngsters play in the world stage. Hagley Oval, Rangiora Oval, Bert Sutcliffe Oval and its neighbouring Lincoln No 3 are the Christchurch venues.

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International Cricket Council (ICC) president Dave Richardson is looking forward to the tournament to see the future stars show their talent.

“These are the future stars of cricket, the next generation coming through on to the international stage.

“This tournament is a stepping stone in the development of not just players, but match officials too. I’m looking forward to seeing the next generation compete in New Zealand next year,” he said.

Bangladesh are one of the teams participating in the tournament under the captaincy of Saif Hassan. Bangladesh U-19 side finished as third in the previous edition which was held in Bangladesh.

-Ruffin, Correspondent,