U-19 West Indies team to face England in opener

West Indies will open their campaign in next month’s ICC Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh against arch-rivals England, organisers announced yesterday.

The contest is scheduled for the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, and will be one of an unprecedented 20 matches set for live broadcast during the January 27 to February 14 tournament which features 48 games overall.

Eleven games were broadcast live during last year’s event, while 10 matches each were televised during the 2008, 2010 and 2012 tournaments.

West Indies will do battle in Group C, which also includes minnows Zimbabwe and Fiji.

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