Inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup squads and schedule announced: India lined up alongside South Africa

The International Cricket Council has announced the schedule and final groups for the inaugural U19 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa in early 2023. The 16-team competition, 11 full ICC members and five associate teams , will take place over 15 days in January. next year and will constitute a total of 41 matches across the group and knockout stages.

Hosts South Africa share Group D alongside India, the United Arab Emirates and Scotland.

Indonesia and Rwanda are the first two participants in an ICC global event. While Indonesia beat Papua New Guinea to win the East Asia-Pacific group qualifiers in July, while Rwanda became the last team to qualify for the competition after beating Tanzania more early this week.

Australia and Bangladesh from Group A will kick off the tournament on Saturday 14 January. The group stage will be followed by the Super Six from January 20, the two semi-finals on January 27 and the final on January 29.

“For us as an organization, the inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup holds a special place in our hearts,” Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Pholetsi Moseki said in a press release after the announcement of meetings.

Groups:

Group A: Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and United States of America.

Group B: England, Pakistan, Zimbabwe and Rwanda.

Group C: Ireland, Indonesia, New Zealand and West Indies.

Group D: India, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and Scotland.

Fixtures

Date Game 1 Game 2 Match 3 Match 4
January 14 AUS vs. BAN (1:30 p.m. IST) UAE vs. SCO (1:30 p.m. IST) RSA vs. IND (5:15 p.m. IST) SL vs. USA (5:15 p.m. IST)
January 15 PAK vs. RWA (1:30 p.m. IST) WI v IRE (1:30 p.m. IST) ENG vs. ZIM (5:15 p.m. IST) New Zealand v INA (5:15 p.m. IST)
January 16 IND vs UAE (1:30 p.m. IST) SL vs. BAN (1:30 p.m. IST) RSA vs. SCO (5:15 p.m. IST) AUS vs. USA (5:15 p.m. IST)
January 17 NZ v IRE (1.30pm IST) ZIM vs. RWA (1:30 p.m. IST) ENG vs. PAK (5:15 p.m. IST) WI vs. INA (5:15 p.m. IST)
January 18 AUS vs. SL (1:30 p.m. IST) BAN vs. USA (1:30 p.m. IST) RSA vs UAE (5:15pm IST) IND vs. SCO (5:15 p.m. IST)
January 19 IRE vs. INA (1:30 p.m. IST) ENG vs. RWA (1:30 p.m. IST) NZ vs WI (5.15pm IST) ZIM vs. PAK (5:15 p.m. IST)
January 20 A4 vs D4 (1:30 p.m. IST) B4 vs. C4 (5:15 p.m. IST)
January the 21st C3 vs B1 (1:30 p.m. IST) B3 vs C1 (1:30 p.m. IST) A1 vs D2 (5:15 p.m. IST) D1 vs A2 (5:15 p.m. IST)
January 22 D1 vs A3 (5:15 p.m. IST) C2 vs. B3 (5:15 p.m. IST)
January 23 D3 vs A2 (5:15 p.m. IST) B2 vs C3 (5:15 p.m. IST)
January 24 C1 vs B2 (5:15 p.m. IST) D2 vs A3 (5:15 p.m. IST)
January 25 B1 vs C2 (5:15 p.m. IST) D3 vs A1 (5:15 p.m. IST)
January 27 Semi-Final 1 (1:30 p.m. IST) Semi-Final 2 (5:15 p.m. IST)
January 29 Final (5:15 p.m. IST)

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