Canada’s National Junior Men’s cricketers will be
heading to St Kitts this coming January to participate
in the ICC 2022 U1 World Cup. Canada’s 2022 U19
World Cup campaign will get underway with the team’s
opening match against the UAE on Saturday. January 15 at
St Kitts’ Conaree Cricket Center.
The Canadians have been placed in the Tournament’s Group
A along with defending champions Bangladesh, England and
the UAE. The Canadians remaining first-round matches will
be against England on Tuesday, January 18 at the Warner
Park Stadium and on Thursday, January 20 when they will be
back at the Conaree Center to face Bangladesh.
The West Indies will host the 14th edition of the ICC Under
19 Men’s Cricket World Cup for the first time ever. The
event which showcases the future stars of the game will
see 16 teams traveling to the Caribbean to compete in 48
matches from 14 January to 5 February across four host
The sixteen teams competing will see current holders
Bangladesh, England, Canada and the United Arab Emirates
form Group A, with debutants Uganda placed in Group B
alongside India, South Africa and Ireland. Group C comprises
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea and
Group D sees host West Indies, Australia and Sri Lanka. Scotland
complete the tournament line up in Group D after New Zealand
withdrew due to the extensive mandatory quarantine restrictions
for minors on their return home.
The four host countries have been confirmed as Antigua and
Barbuda, Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago
with 10 venues hosting matches. The format will see the top two
teams from each of the four groups advance to the Super League
while the remaining teams feature in the Plate across 23 days of
The 48-match schedule will begin with hosts West Indies taking on
Australia, with Sri Lanka facing Scotland in Guyana on 14 January.
The group stage will take place across Guyana, St Kitts, and Nevis
and Trinidad and Tobago between 14 and 22 January.
Trinidad and Tobago will host the Plate competition between 25
and 31 January, with the Super League taking place in Antigua
and Barbuda from 26 January. The semi-finals will be played on
1 February across two venues; the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket
Ground and Coolidge Cricket Ground on 2 February. The Final
on 5 February will also be held at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket