11 Sep 2014

Sport: NZ to host EAP U19 Cricket Trophy

10:47 am on 11 September 2014

The ICC East Asia Pacific Under 19 trophy will be held in New Zealand early next year, in Blenheim from the end of February until the beginning of March.

The winning country will qualify for the Under 19 Cricket World Cup in 2016, with the runners-up to be placed in a global qualifying event, that offers a second chance to book their place on the world stage.

Papua New Guinea are the defending champions after defeating Vanuatu in the 2013 final.