In early 2018 the next generation of cricketers will descend upon New Zealand's shores for the ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup 2018.
This will be the 12th edition of the tournament and the third on New Zealand soil, following previous events in 2002 and 2010. The 48-match tournament will take place in New Zealand from 13 January to 3 February 2018.
16 teams will compete in the tournament, with the 10 Test-tier nations joined by six qualifiers. West Indies come to Aotearoa as defending champions, after beating India in the final of the 2016 tournament in Bangladesh.