Cricket West Indies (CWI) has revealed that they will be undertaking a thorough bid process to identify venues for hosting ICC Under-19 World Cup matches to be staged in the West Indies at the start of 2022.
CWI stated that once all bids have been reviewed, the successful host countries will be announced, which is expected within the next month.
According to CWI, countries are required to demonstrate their ability to stage matches by providing adequate match and training facilities, undergo a venue inspection, provide immigration, customs, medical and security support, as well as other operational and logistical requirements including accommodation for the members of the teams, match officials and broadcast crew.
The tournament will feature 16 teams during a one-month competition starting early 2022.
This is the first time the West Indies will host the event and it is likely to be staged across three host countries featuring 64 matches in the 50-over format.
The teams will battle for one of the eight spots in the Super League stage before having the chance to win the ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy.
The Under-19 World Cup will be the fifth major event to be hosted in the Caribbean following the successful staging of the Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2007, Men’s and Women’s T20 World Cup in 2010 and the Women’s T20 World Cup in 2018.