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TheWatcher
February 9, 2006, 11:43 PM
ICC (http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc-u19wc/content/story/236397.html)

"In the interests of fairness it was decided neither Sri Lanka nor India would play their match there (RPS) as they will have played all their group matches at the venue.

"By switching them both away from R.Premadasa it allows two other potential Super League semi-finalists the chance to experience the venue ahead of those matches on 15 and 17 February."

All matches will be played on Saturday 11 February, starting at 10 o'clock and the revised draw means that Bangladesh, the winners of Group A, will face either England or Zimbabwe at the R.Premadasa Stadium.
Significance of the event is that semifinals and the final will be played on RPS. As mentioned above, India and Lanka by now are very familiar with the ground, it is good that our boys too are getting a match to know the ground before the semifinal. Also remind you that wickets of the ground traditionally favour batsmen (even though our national team failed miserably few times on this ground), so hopefully our top order bats will do better here.

Edited on, February 10, 2006, 5:08 AM GMT, by TheWatcher.

pagol-chagol
February 10, 2006, 12:03 AM
Great news. Thanks.

So the wickets where BD played were much worse for batting?

PoorFan
February 10, 2006, 12:12 AM
Good for Bangladesh! Let see how our opener do on that flat batting pitch.

Our bowling could be a concern though.:rolleyes:

TheWatcher
February 10, 2006, 12:39 AM
There is no way to know for sure, but I believe wickets for last two matches cubs played were ok, top order just played reckless.

Anyway, here is what CI has to say about RPS-
The venue is best remembered for holding the world record for the highest Test total - 952/6 declared by Sri Lanka against India in 1997/98 in which former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya scored 340 and Roshan Mahanama 225, the pair sharing the highest partnership for any wicket in Test cricket with 576 for the second wicket. Invariably flat, the pitches are slow in pace and low in bounce. There is turn for the spinners. Can be difficult to chase big scores.

Edited on, February 10, 2006, 5:50 AM GMT, by TheWatcher.

pagol-chagol
February 10, 2006, 12:44 AM
Watcher - is that CI report about the future vanue or the last vanue?

TheWatcher
February 10, 2006, 01:04 AM
About the future one.

Shafin
February 10, 2006, 09:35 AM
match venue changed again



ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup Sri Lanka 2006

Super League QF draw reverts to original schedule

Brian Murgatroyd

February 10, 2006

The Technical Committee of the ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup has decided to revert to the original schedule for the Super League quarter-finals following representations from participating teams, it was announced today.

The decision announced on 9 February to alter the venues for the matches - which will take place on Saturday 11 February - was taken by the Committee in an attempt to minimise the advantage gained by India and Sri Lanka, who had played all their group matches at the R. Premadasa Stadium, by switching them away from the venue.

However, after those representations it was decided to reinstate the original, publicised schedule on the basis that this was how the teams had made their match preparations.

The original schedule did not indicate which of Super League quarter-finals two and four would be played at the R.Premadasa Stadium or the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC).

Given that the issue regarding Super League quarter-final matches at R Premadasa and SSC was based on the results in Group C, it was further decided that the winner of Group C would play its quarter-final match at R Premadasa Stadium.

As such, the draw for the Super League quarter-finals is as follows (with teams added in now that the final round of group matches has concluded):

QF 1 - Bangladesh v England at P.Saravanamuttu Stadium
QF 2 - India v West Indies at R.Premadasa Stadium
QF 3 - Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Nondescripts Cricket Club (NCC)
QF 4 - Australia v Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC)

The Plate Championship quarter-final matches were also decided in the light of the final matches in each group and those matches are as follows:

QF 1 - New Zealand v Ireland at R.Premadasa Stadium
QF 2 - Namibia v USA, SSC
QF 3 - Nepal v Uganda, P.Saravanamuttu Stadium
QF 4 - South Africa v Scotland, NCC

The Plate Championship quarter-finals will take place on 14 February.

The Super League semi-finals (on February 15 & 17) and the Super League final (February 19) will all take place at R.Premadasa Stadium and all will be televised.

The six-man tournament Technical Committee is made up as follows:

Warren Deutrom (chairman), Chris Nockels (ICC representative), Bandula Warnapura (Host Tournament Director), Anura Tennekoon (Sri Lanka Cricket representative), Richard Done (ICC High Performance Manager and independent nomination) and Graeme Labrooy (also an independent nomination).

© ICC
Unfair advantage for india,but we all know what india is,kuttar lez kokhono shoza hoi na
bahroto bangladesher kono valo shojjo korte pare na

india will not reach the final,i bet,Goriber jonno Allah ase

SS
February 10, 2006, 09:48 AM
I don't get it...so lanka and ind will play in the same ground..or we are playing there??

TheWatcher
February 10, 2006, 10:21 AM
India.......:mad:

Oh well, who knows, WI may see them off before us.