The International Cricket Council on Thursday announced the schedule of the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa.
The 16-team tournament will be played from 17 January to 9 February with the opening game being played between the hosts and Afghanistan.
The participating parties are grouped into four groups.
Group A consists of defending champions India, New Zealand, Japan and Sri Lanka, while Australia, West Indies, England and Nigeria are placed in Group B. Group C consists of Pakistan, Scotland, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Hosts South Africa, Afghanistan, Canada and United Arab Emirates made Group D.
Pakistan will begin their Under-19 Cricket World Cup campaign against Scotland at Pochefstroom on 17 January.
Pakistan will begin their campaign against Scotland on 19 January and will play Zimbabwe on 22 January. Their final round-robin stage game is against Bangladesh on 24 January.
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