The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to shift the Men’s Under-19 World Cup 2024 from Sri Lanka to South Africa, after the governing body’s Board took a unanimous decision following the recent temporary suspension of Sri Lankan cricket.

The ICC Board agreed that the suspension would not affect all levels of cricket, including any bilateral and domestic series and tournaments, but annual funding would remain in place until the suspension ends.

ICC has decided that Sri Lanka can participate in bilateral cricket and ICC events at the international level, while Sri Lanka as an ICC member, was suspended for the violation. The Board is required to conduct its affairs independently and without government interference.


The mega event will start January 13, 2024 while the final will be played on February 4.

South Africa hosted the Women’s Under-19 World Cup in 2023 as well as the inaugural edition of the Men’s Under-19 World Cup in 2020.