USA Cricket is pleased to confirm the schedule, groups, format and match officials, as well as confirming when the squads will be named, for the first ever USA Cricket Under 19 National Championships which is being played at the Prairie View Cricket Complex in Houston, Texas from April 4th - 11th.

Groups

The eight teams will be separated into two groups of 4 where they will play 3 group matches each. The groups have been drawn at random, but the draw was weighted to ensure to i) place the West Zone Reds and West Zone Blues into two different groups and ii) that all conference sides were separated where possible.

Group A
Colts
Mid-Atlantic Zone
South Zone
West Zone Reds

Group B
East Zone
Midwest Zone
South West Zone
West Zone Blues

Format

Each team will play three group matches, with the top team in each group progressing to the Under 19 National Championship Final on Saturday April 10th, which will decide the first ever U19 National Champions. The teams finishing 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in each group will play each other in cross-over classification matches for the 3rd, 5th and 7th place positions respectively.

In keeping with the preparation for the Under 19 World Cup Qualifier, all matches will be played in the 50 Overs format with coloured clothing and white ball.

Match Officials

A panel of eight umpires will officiate all matches across the week including international umpires that are USA Cricketís representatives on the International Panel of ICC Development Umpires.

Sameer Bandekar
Owen Brown
Ravishankar Byrappagowda
Matin Inamdar
Danny Khan
Sadiq Khoja
Jermaine Lindo
Vijaya Mallela

Schedule

The 16 matches will all be played on turf wickets at the Prairie View Cricket Complex in Houston, Texas with the matches taking place between April 5th and 10th, with a training/practice day scheduled for the 4th and departure day on the 11th.

All matches start at 10am local time. (11am EST)

Match

Date

Team 1

Team 2

1

Monday April 5

West Zone Reds

South Zone 

2

Monday April 5

Mid-Atlantic Zone

Colts

3

Monday April 5

Midwest Zone

South West Zone

4

Tuesday April 6

South Zone

Mid-Atlantic Zone

5

Tuesday April 6

East Zone

West Zone Blues

6

Wednesday April 7

West Zone Reds

Colts

7

Wednesday April 7

East Zone

South West Zone

8

Wednesday April 7

Midwest Zone

West Zone Blues

9

Thursday April 8

West Zone Reds

Mid-Atlantic Zone

10

Friday April 9

South Zone

Colts

11

Friday April 9

East Zone

Midwest Zone

12

Friday April 9

West Zone Blues

South West Zone

13

Saturday April 10

Group A 1st

Group B 1st

14

Saturday April 10

Group A 2nd

Group B 2nd

15

Saturday April 10

Group A 3rd

Group B 3rd

16

Saturday April 10

Group A 4th

Group B 4th

Squad Announcements

The eight squads selected with the 14 players that will be named to play in the U19 National Championships will all be announced centrally by USA Cricket by Media Release on Monday March 22nd. This will allow for the final Menís Zonal and Youth Trials to be completed and for the selectors to finalize all 112 cricketers who will travel to take part in the event.

As part of continuing to develop a robust national coaching network, the USA Menís National Head Coach, J Arunkumar, and the USA Menís National Youth Coach, Kevin Darlington will be starting to travel more extensively across the United States, and will visit various Youth and Menís training groups and camps, local academies and will be attending the Zonal Trials in Los Angeles and Tampa next week respectively.