Cricket Ireland: Sky Sports, ICC.tv to broadcast Ireland U19s Men’s team at World Cup

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Broadcast details for Ireland and the UK have been announced for the upcoming ICC Men’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup taking place in South Africa from Friday 19 January to Sunday 11 February 2024.

Sky Sports will broadcast 17 matches live on their Sky Sports Mix channel, including matches involving Ireland, England, and Scotland.  ICC.tv will show all remaining matches.

Two of Ireland’s group games will see live Sky coverage, withmatches against Bangladesh on Monday 22 January, and current cup-holders India on Thursday 25 January broadcast on Sky Sports Mix from 7.45am (Irish time).

Ireland’s opening match on Friday 19 January will be on ICC.tv.

Speaking on the eve of of the first match, Ireland Under-19s captain Philippe le Roux said:

We have been unfortunate with 2 of our warm up games being rained off but we are still confident that the games we have played will stand us in good stead going forward. As well as the games we have played we have had some very productive training sessions in between in top facilities which gives us good belief that our preparations will pay off ahead of the opening match. Everyone is just really excited to get on the pitch against USA and contribute where they can.

We have mixed the squad around throughout the warm ups to give everyone a crack and manage bowling loads. A few boys have definitely put their hands up with noteworthy performances which will leave the question of selection with a few difficult decisions to be made. All fitness concerns will also have to be checked following our final training session.

THE ICC MEN’S U19 CRICKET WORLD CUP

The Ireland Under-19s Men’s squad

  • Macdara Cosgrave (Pembroke Cricket Club), Harry Dyer (CSNI Cricket Club), Daniel Forkin (Merrion Cricket Club), Kian Hilton (Cliftonville Academy), Ryan Hunter (CSNI Cricket Club), Philippe le Roux (captain) (Railway Union Cricket Club), Finn Lutton (CSNI Cricket Club), Scott Macbeth (Brigade Cricket Club), Carson McCullough (CIYMS Cricket Club), John McNally (Clontarf Cricket Club), Jordan Neill (Merrion Cricket Club), Oliver Riley (YMCA Cricket Club), Gavin Roulston (Bready Cricket Club), Matthew Weldon (The Hills Cricket Club), Reuben Wilson (YMCA Cricket Club)

Non-Travelling Reserves:

Adam Leckey (CSNI Cricket Club), Hayden Melly (Brigade Cricket Club), James West (CSNI Cricket Club)

Coaching and Support staff:

Peter Johnston (Head Coach), Albert van der Merwe (Manager), Andre Botha (Assistant Coach), Darren Nicol (Physiotherapist), Ollie Kanavan (Analyst), Stuart Thompson (Strength & Conditioning)

THE FIXTURES

Under-19 Men’s World Cup – Ireland’s Group A schedule is as follows (all games start 8am Ireland time):

  • 19 January: Ireland U-19 v USA U-19; Manguang Oval, Bloemfontein.
  • 22 January: Ireland U-19 v Bangladesh U-19; Manguang Oval, Bloemfontein.
  • 25 January: Ireland U-19 v India U-19; Manguang Oval, Bloemfontein.

(see further information and full tournament schedule here)

The top three sides from each group progress to the Super Six phase of the event, with each team carrying forward the number of points, Wins, NRR that they earned against their fellow super-six qualifying teams. The Super Six will get underway on 30 January. The top two teams from each group in the Super Six stage will then reach to the semi-finals.

The other Groups are:

  • Group B: England, South Africa, West Indies, and Scotland
  • Group C: Australia, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, and Namibia
  • Group D: Afghanistan, Pakistan, New Zealand, and Nepal.

FOLLOW

  • The ICC Men’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup tournament matches will be livescored through: www.icc-cricket.com

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