Competition Format

The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012 will be contested by 16 teams which have been divided into four groups:

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Australia Pakistan West Indies Sri Lanka
England New Zealand India South Africa
Nepal Scotland Zimbabwe Bangladesh
Ireland Afghanistan Papua New Guinea Namibia

The first round of the competition will be the Group stage.

Each team will play every other team in its group. Points will be allocated for each match in accordance with the system described in clause 21.10.1 of these playing conditions.

Following the Group stage the top 2 teams in each group will progress to the Super League quarter-finals and the bottom two teams from each group will play in the Plate Championship quarter-finals as follows:

Super League quarter-final 1 A1 v D2
Super League quarter-final 2 B1 v C2
Super League quarter-final 3 C1 v B2
Super League quarter-final 4 D1 v A2
Plate Championship quarter-final 1 D3 v A4
Plate Championship quarter-final 2 C3 v B4
Plate Championship quarter-final 3 B3 v C4
Plate Championship quarter-final 4 A3 v D4

21.9.1 The winners of the Super League quarter-finals will qualify for the Super League semi-finals as follows.

Winner QF1 v Winner QF4
Winner QF2 v Winner QF3

21.9.2 The losers of the Super League quarter-finals will progress to the Super League play-off semi-finals as follows:

Super League play-off Semi 1- Loser QF1 v Loser QF 4
Super League play-off Semi 2- Loser QF2 v Loser QF 3

21.9.3 The winners of the Plate Championship quarter-finals will play in the Plate Championship semi-finals as follows:

Winner QF1 v Winner QF4
Winner QF2 v Winner QF3

21.9.4 The losers of the Plate Championship quarter-finals will progress to the Plate Championship play-off Semi-Finals as follows:

Loser QF1 v Loser QF4
Loser QF2 v Loser QF3

21.9.5 The winners of the Super League Semi-Finals will contest the U19 Cricket World Cup Final 2012, with the losers playing off for 3rd/4th place.

21.9.6 The winners of the Super League play-off Semi-Finals will progress to the Super League play-off Final (5th/6th place), with the losers playing off for 7th/8th place

21.9.7 The winners of the Plate Championship Semi-Finals will qualify for the Plate Championship Final 2012 (9th/10th place), with the losers playing off for 11th/12th place.

21.9.8 The winners of the Plate Championship play-off Semi-Finals will progress to the Plate play-off Final (13th/14th place), with the losers playing off for 15th/16th place.

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