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ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2010 to Be Launched in New Zealand on Monday

Nov. 19th, 2009
The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2010 (U19 CWC) will be launched in Dunedin, New Zealand on Monday 23 November 2009.

The function will take place at University Oval, Dunedin, from 1900 (New Zealand time). All working members of the media are invited to attend. Please bring some form of media identification with you for presentation at the door.

The event is being held in advance of the first Test between New Zealand and Pakistan, which begins the following morning in Dunedin.

In attendance will be ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat, New Zealand Cricket President Denis Currie, and U19 CWC tournament director Tim Murdoch, all of whom will be available to answer questions at a media conference that will take place after the official launch.

BLACKCAPS batsman Ross Taylor, himself a former captain of the New Zealand under-19 team and U19 CWC participant, will also be in attendance and available to speak to news media.

What: Function to launch the U19 CWC 2010

Where: University Rugby Club Rooms, Level 2, University Oval, Dunedin

When: Monday 23 November 2009 at 1900

Who: ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat, New Zealand Cricket President Denis Currie and tournament director Tim Murdoch

More details of U19 CWC 2010 can be found at www.icc-cricket.com.

About the U19 CWC 2010
This 16-team tournament, which is seen as an important breeding ground for the next generation of senior international cricketers, will take place in New Zealand from 15 to 30 January.

Defending champion India will open its campaign against qualifier Afghanistan in front of the ESPN Star Sports (ESS) cameras at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, near Christchurch on the opening day of the competition with Pakistan facing the West Indies in Palmerston North and 2008 beaten finalist South Africa taking on Ireland in Queenstown.

The teams are split into four groups with Groups A and C being based in and around Christchurch, Group B teams playing their matches in Queenstown and Group D games taking place in Napier and Palmerston North.

In addition to the 10 Full Members, there are six Associate and Affiliate teams taking part, having won through their respective regional qualifying tournaments as well as the global qualifier, which was held in Canada in September.

Worldwide broadcast coverage will carry many of the major matches to a global audience of millions.

A full match schedule for the tournament is available at http://icc-cricket.yahoo.net/events_and_awards/u19/fixtures.php

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