The fixtures for the ACC U-19 Elite Cup in Kuwait have been announced.

Defending champions Nepal are favorites to win an unprecedented fifth consecutive U-19 tournament. The winner of the ten-nation ACC tournament will go forward to represent the Asia region in the 2010 ICC U/19 World Cup in Kenya.

"The U-19 Elite competition is strongly competitive. Most teams will be trying to defeat Nepal. It will surely be an interesting tournament." says ACC Events Executive K. K. Haridas.

Saudi Arabia and Bhutan are the new-comers to the elite section of the U-19s. Both teams were finalists in the ACC U-19 Challenge Cup in 2008 when Saudi Arabia were the winners.

All matches will be played on four fully-turfed grounds.

Filed March 3, 2009