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U19s to attend qualifer

12 August 2015

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The Papua New Guinea U19 Garamuts will be taking part in the tournament for a chance to qualify for the U19 World Cup.

Nepal was due to host the five-team competition but after a series of assessments following the recent earthquakes which devastated the country, it has been decided to relocate the event to the Malaysian capital.

In coming to this decision, the ICC coordinated with a range of local authorities, including the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN). 

Announcing the decision, ICC chief executive David Richardson said: “Due to the tragic events in Nepal in recent months, coupled with the infrastructure damage caused by the earthquakes and the ongoing relief operations, it has been decided that it would be better to relocate the tournament from Kathmandu.

“Malaysia has offered to host the tournament, and, based on previous experience, including the successful hosting of the ICC Division 3 last year, we anticipate a successful event in Kuala Lumpur,” Richardson said.