Basseterre,St.Kitts November 17 2021(SKNVIBES)

THE Federation has been given the nod to stage games in the 2022 International Cricket Council (ICC) Under 19 Cricket World Cup to be staged in the region in January and February.

A statement from Cricket West Indies confirmed that Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago were selected as host countries for the stagging of matches at the premier youth cricket tournament.The International Cricket Council (ICC) disclosed that the four countries will accommodate 10 venues that will be hosting formal matches and warm up games. 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 competition.

The 48-match schedule will begin with hosts West Indies taking on Australia, with Sri Lanka facing Scotland in Guyana on January 14. The group stage will take place across Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago between January 14 and 22. Cricket West Indies President Ricky Skerritt said: “CWI is looking forward to hosting this important global U19 cricket event, which is just around the corner, in January. In partnership with host territorial boards, cricket clubs, and Ministries of Sports, we have been hard at work preparing for this event over the past several months.