U-19 world cup opening ceremony on Feb 15

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Kuala Lumpur, Feb 13 (UNI) The opening ceremony of the U-19 Cricket World Cup will take place here on February 15 with the first round of matches taking place on February 17.

Along with the 10 Full Members and host Malaysia, Nepal (Asia), Ireland (Europe), Bermuda (Americas), Namibia (Africa) and Papua New Guinea (East Asia-Pacific) qualified from their regions to get to this stage.

The 16 teams have been divided into four groups with the top two teams progressing to the Super League quarter-finals while the two bottom teams from each group qualify for the Plate Championship quarter-finals.

A total of 44 matches, including 24 in the first round, seven in the Super League and 13 in play-offs will be played at seven venues across the three cities of Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor.

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