The ten ICC Full Members qualify automatically for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012 in Australia. The remaining six places was taken up by Afghanistan, Ireland, Namibia Nepal, Scotland and PNG, through a qualifying event held in Ireland in July-August 2011.
In all ten teams will play the tournament, with two qualifiers from each of the five regions making it to the final round. Details on the five regional qualifiers are listed below.
HOW THE TEAMS QUALIFIED
|29 August-5 September 2010||Africa||Namibia||Namibia||Kenya|
|1-10 February 2011||Asia||Thailand||Afghanistan||Nepal|
|6-11 February 2011||East-Asia Pacific||Australia||Papua New Guinea||Vanuatu|
|22-28 July 2010||Europe||Belfast, Northern Ireland||Scotland||Ireland|
|7-12 February 2011||Americas||Florida, USA||USA||Canada|
European U19 Championship
Belfast, Northern Ireland
22-28 July 2010,
Scotland and Ireland qualified from the tournament. Scotland dominated the tournament winning all the five games it played and topped the points table. Ireland, lost only to Scotland, in the opening match of the tournament and yet finished second on the points table.
The tournament was played across two divisions thereby providing an opportunity for the African U-19 teams to qualify for the ICC U19 World Cup Qualifier. The second division was held from 26-30 July in Big Bend, Swaziland and the first division from 29 August-5 September in Windhoek, Namibia.
Namibia and Kenya qualified from the first division event.
ACC Under 19 Elite Cup 2011
1-10 February 2011
The tournament featured 10 member nations of the ACC. In the final, Afghanistan beat Nepal by 61 runs, but both the finalists qualified for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.
Points table (At the Group Stage)
Semi-Final 1: Hong Kong 133 all out off 43.3 overs (S.Shirzai 3-29, A.Rashid 5-28) lost to Afghanistan: 134 for 3 off 31.1 overs (A.K.Zazai 57, N.Haq 42*; N.Ali 3-44) by seven wickets; Man of the Match: Abdul Rashid (Afghanistan)
Semi-Final 2: Qatar: 113 all out off 47 overs (R.Vishwakarma 4-20) lost to Nepal: 119 for 4 off 20 overs (S.Pun 36, N.Budhayer 41 not out); Man of the Match: Rahul Vishwakarma (Nepal)
East Asia Pacific Under 19 Championship 2011
6-11 February 2011
Winner: Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea remained unbeaten in the five team competition and finished on top of the points table. Vanuatu finished second, losing only to Papua New Guinea in the tournament.
By finishing in the top two, the sides qualified for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.
|Papua New Guinea||4||4||0||8||3.07|