Schedule and format of the ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup 2012

Along with ICC’s 10 Full members, the ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup 2012, being supported by Events Queensland, will see six qualifiers – Namibia (from the Africa Region), Afghanistan and Nepal (from the Asia Region), Papua New Guinea (from the East Asia-Pacific Region) and Ireland and Scotland (from the Europe Region) – taking part in Brisbane, Townsville and the Sunshine Coast from 11-26 August.


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The six teams qualified from the 10-team ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup 2011 Qualifier which took place in Ireland from 28 July to 9 August 2011.

Representing a major milestone in cricket for Queensland – the partnership between Events Queensland, Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket sees this event hosted in Australia for the second time in its 24-year history.

This event is expected to deliver an economic shot in the arm to the host communities and showcase Queensland to the world – attracting 400 players and officials and generating an expected 7,000 bed nights for the local tourism industry.

The 16 teams have been divided into four groups with the top two teams progressing to the Super League quarter-finals while the two bottom teams from each group qualifying for the Plate Championship quarter-finals. The winners of the Super League quarter-finals will qualify for the semi-finals whereas the losing quarter-finalists will play in the Super League play-offs.

The winners of the Plate Championship quarter-finals will play in the Plate Championship semi-finals while the beaten quarter-finalists will participate in the Plate Championship play-offs.

A total of 48 matches, including 24 in the first round, 12 in the Super League and 12 in the Plate Championship will be played at eight venues – Tony Ireland Stadium, Endeavour Park 1, Endeavour Park 2 (all in Townsville), Allan Border Field, Peter Burge Oval (Redlands DCC), WEP Harris Oval (in Brisbane) John Blanck Oval and Kev Hackney Oval (on the Sunshine Coast).