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Eshen
July 16, 2009, 01:24 AM
U-19 WC shifted to New Zealand

http://www.hindu.com/2009/06/27/stories/2009062754741500.htm

London: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has shifted the under-19 World Cup from Kenya to New Zealand after the African nation was found to be under-prepared for hosting the event slated for February next year.

“The ICC Board concluded that with only eight months to go before the event, which Cricket Kenya was awarded in 2006, it was unrealistic to expect Kenya to be ready to host, given the large amount of work which still needs to be done,” the ICC said in a statement.

“It was agreed that New Zealand would be the location for the tournament, subject to the agreement of satisfactory terms,” it added.

ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said it would have been too big a risk to keep the event in Kenya.

“We have been working with Kenya to monitor their progress towards staging the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup for some time, with visits to the locations earmarked for matches and regular reports to the ICC Board.

“Regrettably, the conclusion reached was that the amount of work still to be done to get many of the venues ready was such that retaining Kenya as a host represented too great a risk to the successful staging of the event,” he said.

“It is a difficult conclusion to have reached and a regrettable one from the perspectives of both the ICC and Cricket Kenya, but with just eight months to go before the scheduled start, we could not proceed on the basis of hoping that everything would be ready next February,” Lorgat added.

Nocturnal
July 16, 2009, 03:04 AM
Now it will be more tough condition for Cubs: BD-U19. NZ is not our fav ground by no means!

RazabQ
July 16, 2009, 03:50 AM
I'd rather they play in unfamiliar surroundings at the developmental age ... Kiwi bounce & seam will be good for our batters

Abid_Khan
July 16, 2009, 04:33 AM
Should be interesting

Tigers_eye
July 16, 2009, 05:18 AM
welcome back Ehsen

Eshen
August 25, 2009, 03:50 AM
Six changes in Australia Under-19 squad

Cricinfo staff
August 25, 2009

Former Australian coach John Buchanan's younger son Nick Buchanan (http://www.cricinfo.com/australia/content/player/333805.html) has been named in Australia's Under-19 squad to play five one-day matches against Sri Lanka in October in Darwin. Buchanan is among the six changes to the squad that played India Under-19 in April.

Tom Brinsley, Matthew Dixon, Ben Dougall, Alex Keath and Sam Whiteman are the other new faces. Mitchell Marsh (http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/272450.html), the Western Australia batsman, who captained the side against India and played for the Australian Institute of Sports in the Emerging Players Tournament, is in the squad though Cricket Australia's youth selection panel did not name a captain. Tim Amstrong and Tom Beaton, Australia's top scorers against India, have also been included. Amstrong scored 96 and took three wickets in three one-dayers.

Jackson Coleman, Joel Garrett, Adam Coyte, Josh Hazelwood, Kane Richardson, Tom Triffit, and Alister McDermott are the ones to miss out.

Greg Chappell, the Under-19 coach, the 14-man squad was picked from a prelimnary World Cup squad of 31 in order to have a closer look at some of the players. The Under-19 World Cup will be played in New Zealand from January 16 to January 31 and Australia will announce their final squad in December.

"We had a good look at a group of players in the series against India Under-19 in April and this series against Sri Lanka provides another chance to look at players ahead of the World Cup," Chappell said. "We still have a few months before the Cup and we will be keeping a close eye on players in the lead-up, but this series against Sri Lanka will be the last international series for the squad before going to New Zealand.

"The World Cup is rapidly approaching and this is a great chance for players to really put their hand up against quality international opposition."

Sri Lanka will play a tour match against Northern Territory on September 30, followed by the five one-day matches against Australia between October 2 and October 11.

Australia Under-19 squad: Sean Abbott, Tim Armstrong, Tom Beaton, Tom Brinsley, Nic Buchanan, Matthew Dixon, Luke Doran, Ben Dougall, Jason Floros, Alex Keath, Nic Maddinson, Mitchell Marsh, Sam Whiteman, Adam Zampa.

http://www.cricinfo.com/australia/content/current/story/422027.html

Eshen
September 2, 2009, 08:19 PM
Canada slumps to 54-run cricket loss to Papua New Guinea

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5g5EeONDsd5WA8xXb7ZYkpa8Lxg6QKING

CITY, Ont. — Canada fell to 1-1 at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier on Wednesday, losing by 54 runs to Papua New Guinea.

After winning the toss, Papua New Guinea elected to bat with Sese Bau (78) and Heni Siaka (66) leading the way. Papua New Guinea finished at 245 for six in its 50 overs.

The Canadians stumbled out of the block with Ruvindhu Gunasekara (11) the only one of the home side's first four batsman to reach double figures. Abishek Krishnamoorthy scored 32 before being run out as Canada finished its 50 overs at 191 for nine.

Papua New Guinea, which beat Hong Kong on Tuesday, improved to 2-0. Canada opened with a win over Uganda.

In other games Wednesday, the Netherlands (113 all out) defeated Hong Kong (81 all out) by 32 runs and Uganda (215-6) beat Vanuatu (213-9) by four wickets.

The top six teams at the qualifying tournament will advance to the 2010 finals in New Zealand in January. They will join the 10 ICC full members: Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe.

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One World
September 2, 2009, 10:07 PM
I'd rather they play in unfamiliar surroundings at the developmental age ... Kiwi bounce & seam will be good for our batters

Kudos to that, after England what could be the best training achieved
other than such condition.

Eshen
September 2, 2009, 11:01 PM
Pakistan: National U-19 trials begin at Diamond Ground

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009\09\03\story_3-9-2009_pg2_9 (http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009%5C09%5C03%5Cstory_3-9-2009_pg2_9)

ISLAMABAD: Up to 15 players failed the age scrutiny on the opening day of the national trials for the selection of a Pakistan Under-19 team for the tour of Zimbabwe at the Diamond Ground here on Wednesday. A spokesman for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that 52 players – selected from the trials held at Multan, Lahore and Islamabad – appeared on first day of the three-day trials. “After thorough medical check-up, 15 of them were found to be over-age. Hence they will not be considered. The remaining 37 will be eligible for the trials,” the spokesman added. Chief selector Iqbal Qasim and selectors Muhammad Ilyas, Saleem Jaffer, Azher Khan, Farrukh Zaman, Ijaz Ahmed and Asif Baloch witnessed the trials. “Up to 42 players, short-listed from the preliminary regional trials at three centres, plus 10 Under-16 boys, assembled for the trials. Pakistan Under-19 team will tour Zimbabwe from September 29, 2009.

chol_bd123
September 4, 2009, 10:56 AM
Does New Zealand e proper cricket fields. I heard that alot of their fields are small and were originally made for rugby.

Eshen
September 9, 2009, 04:00 AM
Afghanistan, Ireland, PNG and USA seal qualification (http://www.cricinfo.com/u19wcq/content/current/story/424208.html)

After the 6th round -

<table class="engineTable" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><thead><tr class="head-height20"><th class="left">Teams</th> <th width="40">Mat</th> <th width="40">Won</th> <th width="40">Lost</th> <th width="40">Tied</th> <th width="40">N/R</th> <th width="40">Pts</th> <th>Net RR</th> <th>For</th> <th>Against</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">Papua New Guinea Under-19s </td> <td>6</td> <td>5</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>10</td> <td>+0.627</td> <td>1035/231.3</td> <td>961/250.0</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">United States of America Under-19s </td> <td>6</td> <td>5</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>10</td> <td>+0.572</td> <td>986/250.0</td> <td>843/250.0</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">Ireland Under-19s </td> <td>5</td> <td>4</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>8</td> <td>+0.828</td> <td>1184/250.0</td> <td>977/250.0</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">Afghanistan Under-19s </td> <td>5</td> <td>4</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>8</td> <td>+0.700</td> <td>770/163.5</td> <td>800/200.0</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">Canada Under-19s </td> <td>6</td> <td>4</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>8</td> <td>+0.388</td> <td>960/250.0</td> <td>863/250.0</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">Netherlands Under-19s </td> <td>6</td> <td>3</td> <td>3</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>6</td> <td>-0.320</td> <td>876/250.0</td> <td>956/250.0</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">Hong Kong Under-19s </td> <td>5</td> <td>1</td> <td>4</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>-0.623</td> <td>845/250.0</td> <td>932/232.5</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">Uganda Under-19s </td> <td>5</td> <td>1</td> <td>4</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>-0.750</td> <td>738/247.1</td> <td>934/250.0</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">Vanuatu Under-19s </td> <td>6</td> <td>1</td> <td>5</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>-1.253</td> <td>835/250.0</td> <td>963/209.4</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">Sierra Leone Under-19s </td> <td>6</td> <td>0</td> <td>6</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>
</td> <td>0/0.0</td> <td>0/0.0</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <!-- body area ends here -->


* Sierra Leone ejected from the tournament over visa issues.
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zainab
September 9, 2009, 05:44 AM
What about Canada? Arent they doing well?

Eshen
September 9, 2009, 06:07 AM
It seems to me that Canada and Netherlands have also very much ensured qualification. Sierra Leone is already out of the tournament. HK, Uganda, and Vanuatu are not doing well.

Eshen
September 9, 2009, 05:19 PM
PCB names U-19 squad for Zimbabwe Tour

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009\09\10\story_10-9-2009_pg2_5 (http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009%5C09%5C10%5Cstory_10-9-2009_pg2_5)

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selection committee Wednesday announced a 15-member Under-19 squad that will tour Zimbabwe from September 29. “The tour, which ends on October 14, is a part of Under-19 team’s preparations for the ICC Under-19 World Cup next year. Azeem Ghumman will lead the side,” said a spokesman for the PCB.

Squad with 6 reserve players are:

Rameez Aziz, Azeem Ghumman (captain), Faraz Ali, Babar Azam, Hamad Azam, Muzamil Nizam, Mohammad Owais, Usman Qadir, Nasir Malik, Abdul Ameer, Kaleem Sana, Sarmand Bhatti, Shahzaib Ahmed, Anup Ravi and Raza Hasan.

Reserve players: Waleed Iqbal, Mohammad Irfan Ismail, Ziaul Haque, Hamza Zaheer, Junaid Ilyas, Waqar Khan.

Officials: Abdul Raqueeb (manager), Sabih Azhar (coach), Dr Soahil Saleem (doctor cum physio), Rashid Ali Qureshi (trainer) and Usman Hashmi (analyst).

Eshen
September 9, 2009, 05:26 PM
BTW, 16 years old Usman Qadir is son of Pakistani legend Abdul Qadir. Like his dad, Usman is a legspinner.

Eshen
September 13, 2009, 06:14 PM
Final standing in Under-19 World Cup Qualifier 2009 -

<table class="engineTable" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><thead><tr class="head-height20"><th class="left">Teams</th> <th width="40">Mat</th> <th width="40">Won</th> <th width="40">Lost</th> <th width="40">Tied</th> <th width="40">N/R</th> <th width="40">Pts</th> <th>Net RR</th> <th>For</th> <th>Against</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">Ireland Under-19s </td> <td>9</td> <td>8</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>16</td> <td>+1.648</td> <td>2061/400.0</td> <td>1402/400.0</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">Afghanistan Under-19s </td> <td>9</td> <td>7</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>14</td> <td>+1.001</td> <td>1592/342.5</td> <td>1434/393.4</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">Papua New Guinea Under-19s </td> <td>9</td> <td>7</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>14</td> <td>+0.459</td> <td>1666/381.1</td> <td>1510/386.0</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">Canada Under-19s </td> <td>9</td> <td>7</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>14</td> <td>+0.388</td> <td>1664/392.1</td> <td>1542/400.0</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">United States of America Under-19s </td> <td>9</td> <td>6</td> <td>3</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>12</td> <td>+0.340</td> <td>1610/399.5</td> <td>1468/398.1</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">Hong Kong Under-19s </td> <td>9</td> <td>3</td> <td>6</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>6</td> <td>-0.251</td> <td>1243/358.3</td> <td>1423/382.4</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">Uganda Under-19s </td> <td>9</td> <td>3</td> <td>6</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>6</td> <td>-0.508</td> <td>1199/373.2</td> <td>1462/393.0</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">Netherlands Under-19s </td> <td>9</td> <td>3</td> <td>6</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>6</td> <td>-1.125</td> <td>1226/400.0</td> <td>1576/376.1</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">Vanuatu Under-19s </td> <td>9</td> <td>1</td> <td>8</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>-2.183</td> <td>1225/400.0</td> <td>1669/318.1</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"> <td class="left">Sierra Leone Under-19s </td> <td>9</td> <td>0</td> <td>9</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>
</td> <td>0/0.0</td> <td>0/0.0</td></tr></tbody></table>

Ireland, Afghanistan, PNG, Canada, and USA qualified for the 2010 U-19 WC. Three teams separated by net run-rate - Netherlands, Uganda and Hong Kong - will compete for one remaining spot in the World Cup Qualifiers in King City.

One World
September 16, 2009, 12:31 AM
Now I am not sure what action NZ Board will take as Canada already has shown maturity not letting Siera Leone get in.

Six Ugandans go missing in Canada

Cricinfo staff

September 15, 2009
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Uganda's sporting authorities have confirmed rumours that six of the Under-19 side which participated in the World Cup Qualifier in Toronto are unaccounted for. The players were due to return home with the rest of the squad on Tuesday but it has emerged they have been missing for more than 72 hours.

Latimer Mukasa, speaking on behalf of the Ugandan board, said the six - Ahmed Yakub, who is the captain, Emmanuel Nakaana, Geoffrey Nyero, Moses Okwera, Andrew Ochan and Ahmad Sangau - were reported missing by the team's manager on Saturday.

"We were informed that these players had run away," Mukasa told Uganda's New Vision newspaper. "[The manager] said the last he had seen them was on Friday night, around 11.30pm. When he woke up the following morning, the players were gone. At this moment, we don't want to speculate about why they left. It could be all sorts of things - it is possible they were up to some mischief and they'll be found."

However, despite Mukasa stating they "could turn up at any minute", the revelation will draw parallels with the situation two years ago when two members of the Uganda side which had been competing in the World Cricket League in Australia absconded and subsequently claimed asylum. The pair have never returned home.

The Canadian authorities were criticised in some quarters after Sierra Leone were unable to participate in the Qualifers as a result of their team's visa applications not being able to be processed in time. With hindsight, their caution appears to have been justified.

Link (http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/content/current/story/425119.html)

nzfan
September 16, 2009, 01:48 AM
You will get absolutly no crowds at this world cup

Only possible games where people will go are the Indian ones

When India play the blackcaps in New Zealand there are more indian than New Zealand supporters lol....

Eshen
September 16, 2009, 02:57 AM
Qadir's son Usman tipped for greater glory

http://cricketnext.in.com/news/qadirs-son-usman-tipped-for-greater-glory/43925-13.html

Lahore: A new name has cropped up in Pakistan cricket, Usman Qadir, the 16 year old son of the leg spinning legend Abdul Qadir, is an amazing talent himself.

Usman, a leg spinner, has been selected in the Pakistan under-19 team for the Zimbabwe tour following a 5-wicket haul in a trial match recently.

The 16-year-old is yet to play first class cricket, but the selectors have shown a keen interest in him.

"He has immense ability and talent for his age. He''s been doing very well in domestic Under 19 cricket and he was selected for the Zimbabwe tour after taking five wickets in a trial match recently," Pak Passion quoted a proud Abdul Qadir, as saying.

"Usman also performed very well in the Lahore versus Karachi Under 19 match, where he was representing Lahore. PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt (http://connect.in.com/ijaz-butt/profile-122887.html) and selector Ijaz Ahmed have been impressed by what they have seen," Qadir added.

The manager of the Pakistan under-19 tour to Zimbabwe, Sabih Azhar, said that Usman was a very bright prospect.

"Not only must you look at his bowling, but he is also a very good batsman. In my opinion, give this boy a couple of years and he'll be ready to play for Pakistan. He is a very hard working lad who is an immense and exciting talent," Azhar added.

nzfan
September 16, 2009, 03:22 AM
Yeah, apparently even as early as the age of 14, usman had all the deliveries in his armory that his dad had

His dad says he is a better spinner than he was

kalpurush
September 17, 2009, 08:47 PM
His dad says he is a better spinner than he was
I would have said that too!!!;)

One World
September 19, 2009, 12:05 AM
This article was published long back in Cricinfo.

http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=25893&highlight=Usman+Qadir

Always there.

Eshen
September 24, 2009, 04:25 PM
Afghanistan players latest to go missing

http://www.cricinfo.com/afghanistan/content/current/story/425633.html

It has emerged that five members of Afghanistan's Under-19 side who were in Toronto to take part in the ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier failed to return home with the rest of the squad and may be seeking asylum in Canada.

This news comes days after it was revealed seven of the Uganda U-19 squad had gone missing. (http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/425119.html) They are also believed to be planning to seek asylum.

Reports are confusing, but Pajhwok Afghan News claimed five players and a coach were not among the squad who were given a reception at the presidential palace in Kabul on their return home. The agency went on to say that President Hamid Karzai expressed anger when told of the missing members.

Sources laid the blame on the tour management for failing to keep hold of the squad's passports, making it far easier for them to disappear.

There has been no official comment from the Afghanistan board, although a spokesman speaking off the record insisted the six were not missing and would be returning home soon.

If the Afghanistan and Ugandan players have gone missing with the aim of claiming asylum then it raises doubts about teams from countries which might be considered high-risk regarding the likelihood of individuals taking a similar course of action being granted visas for future events.

Eshen
October 2, 2009, 12:54 AM
Looks like Zimbabwe got a decent bowling attack, but an awful batting side.

1st Youth ODI: Pak U-19 vs Zim U-19 (http://www.cricinfo.com/zimbabwe/engine/current/match/424245.html)

Equinox
October 2, 2009, 01:04 AM
Has the grouping been done? I hope we get Pakistan and kick their a** like we did back in '06.

Eshen
October 2, 2009, 01:50 AM
ICC page for the lead up to the U-19 WC 2010 - http://icc-cricket.yahoo.net/events_and_awards/u19/index.php

brockley
October 2, 2009, 01:02 PM
australia bt srilanka in first game,by 20 runs.

chol_bd123
October 2, 2009, 08:44 PM
they did. so it started already..

Eshen
December 6, 2009, 04:43 PM
Menaria to lead India in U-19 cricket World Cup

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/sports/menaria-to-lead-india-in-u-19-cricket-world-cup_100285180.html

Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Rajasthan’s Ashok Menaria will lead the India under-19 cricket team in the 2010 World Cup, being held in New Zealand from Jan 15-30.

The squad announced Sunday it will also take a short tour to South Africa before the World Cup.

Defending champions India play their opening match against Afghanistan Jan 15 in Lincoln. They then face Hong Kong in Christchurch Jan 17 and play their final game of the group A against England, Jan 21.

The top two teams in each group will move to the quarter-finals.

Squad: Ashok Menaria (captain), Mandeep Singh (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, Akshath Reddy, Harpreet Singh, K.L. Rahul, Sufiyan Sheikh, Zahid Ali, Harshal Patel, Jaydev Unadkad, Sandeep Sharma, Saurav Netrawalkar, Harmeet Singh, Manan Sharma, Gaurav Jathar.

zainab
December 7, 2009, 08:51 AM
Seems that India is in an easy group, whilst BD's group is more challenging.
This contest will be between India and Pakistan.