The ICC U19 World Cup serves as a perfect platform for young prospects to showcase their credentials and skills on the big stage. It is where we get to see raw talents coming through their ranks, in the hope that they could become breakout stars in the future. The cricket fraternity has witnessed several future cricket stars emerge from these tournaments.
Cricketers who possess skills and talent often stand out in the tournament. Meanwhile, avid fans are intrigued to know about the venue and start date of the ICC U19 World Cup 2024. Let’s learn more about it in detail. Meanwhile, in the latest development, it has been learnt that the International Cricket Council has confirmed a change in venue for the forthcoming ICC U19 World Cup.
ICC U19 World Cup 2024 Venue
Earlier, ICC U19 World Cup 2024 was scheduled to kick off in Sri Lanka but the apex body made up its mind to switch the hosting rights from Sri Lanka to South Africa. The development comes after the ICC suspended Sri Lankan Cricket with immediate effect after SLC violated its obligations as a member. The tournament will kick off in the Rainbow Nation, which will see plenty of youngsters express themselves to make a name for themselves.
Young talents who consistently perform well throughout the competition are more likely to attract attention and recognition. Moreover, it is imperative for youngsters to adapt to different conditions to compete with the opposition confidently. The ones who showcase adaptability are likely to make a mark in the tournament.
ICC U19 World Cup 2024 Start Date
The all-important ICC U19 World Cup 2024 is slated to be held from January 13 to February 4. The multi-nation tourney in South African conditions presents unique challenges for the players. It is no secret that South African pitches are traditionally known for their pace and bounce, particularly on hard and fast tracks, which makes it quite easier and more comfortable for the pacers to go about their work. As a result, batters need to adjust to the bounce to an extent such that they can approach the game without any fuss.
In case you didn’t know
India are the most successful side in the ICC U19 World Cup history as they won the competition on five occasions. Australia won the title three times whereas Pakistan won two times. The likes of Bangladesh, England, South Africa and the West Indies won a title apiece. On the other hand, New Zealand and Sri Lanka made it to the finals but are yet to get hold of the accolade. India were the champions of the previous edition as they defeated England by 4 wickets to lift their fifth title.