Australia have pulled out of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, which starts in Bangladesh later this month, because of safety and security concerns.
Cricket Australia (CA) postponed the teams’ tour of Bangladesh for safety reasons in October.
"Safety and security of Australian teams and officials is our number one priority," said CA chief executive James Sutherland.
Ireland have been invited to replace Australia in the tournament.
England and Scotland are still scheduled to take part in the event which is due to run from 27 January-14 February.