CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) today congratulated the Coca-Cola under-19 squad on their outstanding achievement in winning the ICC under-19 World Cup in Dubai.
In today's Final they beat Pakistan by six wickets.
"Winning the U-19 World Cup for the first time is a wonderful day for South African cricket to celebrate," commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat. "Without exception we are all very impressed by the manner in which our U-19 team won this world cup.
“The way they dominated today's Final from the very first ball and being the only team unbeaten throughout the tournament showed all the hallmarks of a championship team.
"I would like to extend warm congratulations from the CSA Family and indeed from the whole nation to coach Ray Jennings, captain Aiden Markram and all the other players and members of the squad for this inspiring achievement.
"There are a lot of other people who need to be thanked for assisting in the selection and preparation of the side. It is rewarding to see our development structures producing a winning team and such good players.
"To have the best team in the world at Test and under-19 level is worth celebrating. As South Africans we can all be justifiably proud."