The cup is being played at seven stadiums in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
Sixteen teams have been divided into four groups.
On the first day, Sri Lanka U-19 will play against New Zealand U-19, Canada U-19 will see Zimbabwe U-19, UAE U-19 will fight with England U-19 and South Africa U-19 will face West Indies U-19.
Arch-rivals Pakistan and India will go on for the cricket war on Saturday.
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