Kathmandu – Asian Cricket Council has honoured UAE to host the Under-19 Asia Cup from December 26 till January 4 following the success of inaugural ACC U-19 Asia Cup in Malaysia last year.
The tournament will feature the Asian Test-playing countries’ U-19 sides together with the top four ranked Associate U-19 team: Afghanistan, UAE, Malaysia & Nepal.
The teams are divided into two groups. The Group A will have India, Pakistan, Nepal and UAE while Group B will have Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Malaysia.
The last Under-19 Asia Cup was held in Malaysia where the final between India and Pakistan ended in a nail-biting tie. Nepali Cricket Team played against Pakistan, Malaysia and India in the last edition. It lost both the match against India and Pakistan and won against the host.
Brief Summary of the last ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2012:
Nepal 156 (46.1 overs) vs Pakistan 157/2 (37.3 overs)
Pakistan won by 8 wickets
Nepal 247/8 (50.0 overs) vs Malaysia 140/10 (43.0 overs)
Nepal won by 107 runs
India 176/10 (45.2 overs) vs Nepal 91/10 (27.3 overs)
India won the match by 81 runs.