The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed a change in venue for the upcoming Under-19 Cricket World Cup, shifting the hosting rights from Sri Lanka to South Africa. The decision, communicated by the ICC, follows the suspension of the Sri Lankan cricket board due to alleged government interference.

ICC moves U-19 World Cup 2024 out of Sri Lanka

Initially slated to take place in Sri Lanka, the U-19 World Cup will now unfold on South African soil, offering a change in scenery for the tournament that showcases budding cricketing talents from around the globe. The decision to relocate the event comes after careful deliberation, with the ICC prioritizing the smooth execution and success of the tournament.

The multi-team tournament is scheduled to take place from January 13 to February 04.

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Mixed reactions of fans and experts

The move has been met with mixed reactions, as cricket enthusiasts in Sri Lanka express disappointment about missing out on hosting the prestigious youth tournament. However, South Africa welcomes the opportunity to host the U-19 World Cup and is gearing up to provide a conducive environment for the participating teams.

As the cricketing community adapts to this alteration, anticipation builds for the 2024 U-19 World Cup in South Africa. The shift in venue adds an extra layer of excitement to the tournament, with teams and fans eagerly awaiting the chance to witness the next generation of cricket stars in action.

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