2019 Cricket World Cup

The 2019 Cricket World Cup (officially ICC Cricket World Cup 2019) is the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales, from 30 May to 14 July 2019. The hosting rights were awarded in April 2006, after England and Wales withdrew from the bidding to host the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, which was held in Australia and New Zealand. The first match will be played at The Oval while the final will be played at Lord's. It is the fifth time that the Cricket World Cup will be held in England and Wales, following the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 World Cups.

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ICC Cricket World Cup
England & Wales - 2019
Official Logo for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Dates30 May–14 July
Administrator(s)International Cricket Council
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s)England England
Wales Wales
Participants10
Matches played48
2015
2023

The 2019 Cricket World Cup (officially ICC Cricket World Cup 2019) is the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales,[1][2] from 30 May to 14 July 2019.[3]

The hosting rights were awarded in April 2006, after England and Wales withdrew from the bidding to host the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, which was held in Australia and New Zealand. The first match will be played at The Oval while the final will be played at Lord's. It is the fifth time that the Cricket World Cup will be held in England and Wales, following the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 World Cups.

The format for the tournament will be a single group of ten teams, with each team playing the other nine teams, and the top four teams progressing to a knockout stage of semi-finals and a final. The ten team tournament has gained criticism due to the lack of Associate teams in the tournament. Given the increase of the Test playing nations from 10 to 12, with the admission of Ireland and Afghanistan in June 2017, it will be the first World Cup to be contested without all of the Test playing nations being present,[4] and after the elimination of all the Associate teams at the qualifying tournament, this will be also be the first World Cup to feature no Associate members.

Qualification

The 2019 World Cup will feature 10 teams, a decrease from previous World Cups in 2011 and 2015 which featured 14 teams.[5] The hosts, England, and the top seven other teams in the ICC One Day International rankings as of 30 September 2017 earned automatic qualification, with the remaining two spots being decided by the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.[6]

At the time of the announcement of the qualification structure, ICC Associate and Affiliate members, who were guaranteed four spots in the previous two World Cup tournaments, could be represented by at most two teams, and possibly none at all if they were beaten by the lowest ranked Full Members in the Qualifier.[6] It also meant that at least two of the 10 Test playing nations at the time of the announcement would have to play in the qualifying tournament, and could possibly miss the World Cup finals entirely.

Following recent success, Ireland and Afghanistan were promoted into the ICC ODI Championship and have also since been promoted to full members of the ICC, becoming the newest Test cricketing nations. However, they still needed to qualify for the World Cup via the current process.

Afghanistan won the qualifying tournament defeating the West Indies in the final. Both teams qualified for the World Cup, while Zimbabwe despite hosting the qualifying tournament failed to reach the final and will miss the World Cup for the first time since 1983.[7] Recently appointed full member Ireland will also miss the World Cup for the first time since 2007 and for the first time ever no Associate nation will be participating in the World Cup.[8]

Highlighted are the countries to participate in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
  Qualified as host
  Qualified via the ICC ODI Championship ranking
  Qualified via the 2018 qualifier
  Participated in the qualifier but failed to qualify
Means of qualification Date Venue Berths Qualified[9]
Host nation 30 September 2006[10] N/A 1  England
ICC ODI Championship 30 September 2017 Various 7  Australia
 Bangladesh
 India
 New Zealand
 Pakistan
 South Africa
 Sri Lanka
2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier 23 March 2018  Zimbabwe 2  Afghanistan
 West Indies
Total 10

Venues

The fixture list for the tournament was released on 26 April 2018 after the completion of an International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in Kolkata. London Stadium had been named as a possible venue in the planning stages,[11][12] and in January 2017 the ICC completed an inspection of the ground, confirming that the pitch dimensions would be compliant with the requirements to host ODI matches.[13] However, when the fixtures were announced, London Stadium was not included as a venue.[14]

City Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Chester-le-Street Leeds
Ground Edgbaston Bristol County Ground Sophia Gardens Riverside Ground Headingley
County Team Warwickshire Gloucestershire Glamorgan Durham Yorkshire
Capacity 25,000 17,500 15,643 20,000 18,350
Matches 5 (including semi-final) 3 4 3 4
London London Manchester Nottingham Southampton Taunton
Lord's The Oval Old Trafford Trent Bridge Rose Bowl County Ground
Middlesex Surrey Lancashire Nottinghamshire Hampshire Somerset
28,000 25,500 26,000 17,500 25,000 12,500
5 (including Final) 5 6 (including semi-final) 5 5 3

Warm-up matches

Ten non-ODI warm-up matches will be played from 24 to 28 May 2019. All times are in British Summer time(UTC +1).[15]

Group stage

The group stage format is a round-robin, where all ten teams play each other once, in a single group. This means a total of 45 matches will be played, with each team playing a total of nine matches. The top four teams from the group will progress to the knockout stage. A similar format was previously used in the 1992 Cricket World Cup, though that tournament featured nine teams instead of ten.

Points table

Pos
Team
Pld W L T NR Pts NRR Qualification
1  England 0000000.000Advance to semi-finals
2  South Africa 0000000.000
3  India 0000000.000
4  Australia 0000000.000
5  New Zealand 0000000.000Eliminated
6  Pakistan 0000000.000
7  Bangladesh 0000000.000
8  Sri Lanka 0000000.000
9  Afghanistan 0000000.000
10  West Indies 0000000.000

Tournament progress

Team
Group stage Knockout
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 SF F
 Afghanistan
 Australia
 Bangladesh
 England
 India
 New Zealand
 Pakistan
 South Africa
 Sri Lanka
 West Indies
Win Loss No result
Note: The total points at the end of each group match are listed.
Note: Click on the points (group matches) or W/L (knockout) to see the match summary.


Fixtures

The ICC released the fixture details on 26 April 2018.[16]

30 May 2019
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The Oval, London
31 May 2019
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Trent Bridge, Nottingham
1 June 2019
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Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
1 June 2019
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County Ground, Bristol
2 June 2019
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The Oval, London
3 June 2019
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Trent Bridge, Nottingham
4 June 2019
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Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
5 June 2019
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Rose Bowl, Southampton
5 June 2019
13:30 (D/N)
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The Oval, London
6 June 2019
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Trent Bridge, Nottingham
7 June 2019
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County Ground, Bristol
8 June 2019
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Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
9 June 2019
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The Oval, London
10 June 2019
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Rose Bowl, Southampton
11 June 2019
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County Ground, Bristol
12 June 2019
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13 June 2019
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Trent Bridge, Nottingham
14 June 2019
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Rose Bowl, Southampton
15 June 2019
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The Oval, London
15 June 2019
13:30 (D/N)
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Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
16 June 2019
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Old Trafford, Manchester
18 June 2019
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Old Trafford, Manchester
19 June 2019
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Edgbaston, Birmingham
20 June 2019
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Trent Bridge, Nottingham
21 June 2019
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Headingley, Leeds
22 June 2019
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Rose Bowl, Southampton
22 June 2019
13:30 (D/N)
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Old Trafford, Manchester
23 June 2019
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Lord's, London
24 June 2019
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Rose Bowl, Southampton
25 June 2019
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Lord's, London
26 June 2019
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Edgbaston, Birmingham
27 June 2019
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Old Trafford, Manchester
29 June 2019
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Headingley, Leeds
29 June 2019
13:30 (D/N)
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Lord's, London
30 June 2019
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Edgbaston, Birmingham
2 July 2019
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Edgbaston, Birmingham
4 July 2019
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Headingley, Leeds
5 July 2019
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Lord's, London
6 July 2019
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Headingley, Leeds
6 July 2019
13:30 (D/N)
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Old Trafford, Manchester

Knockout stage

The knockout stage will see two semi-finals, with the winners of each progressing to the final at Lord's. On 25 April 2018, it was reported that Old Trafford and Edgbaston would host the two semi-finals just as they did back in 1999, with all of the knockout games having a reserve day.[17]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
9 July – Old Trafford, Manchester
 
 
Qualifier 1
 
14 July – Lord's, London
 
Qualifier 4
 
 
 
11 July – Edgbaston, Birmingham
 
 
 
Qualifier 2
 
 
Qualifier 3
 

Semi-finals

9 July 2019
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Qualifier 4
Old Trafford, Manchester
11 July 2019
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Qualifier 2
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Qualifier 3
Edgbaston, Birmingham

Final

14 July 2019
10:30
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Winners Semi-final 1
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Winners Semi-final 2
Lord's, London

Media and promotion

Broadcasting rights

The following networks have rights to broadcast the tournament live:

LocationTelevision broadcaster(s)Radio broadcaster(s)Web streaming Mobile
 Afghanistan Cable/satellite MobyHotstar.comHotstar
 Australia Cable/satellite (pay): Fox SportsFoxstar.com.auFoxtel NOW
Arab World Cable/satellite OSN Sports CricketOSN.com/PlayWavo.comOSN, Wavo
 Bangladesh Cable/satellite Bangladesh Television, Gazi TV and Star Sports Bangladesh BetarRabbitholebd.comRabbithole App
 Brunei
 Malaysia
Star Cricketastrogo.astro.com.myAsrto Go
 Canada Cable/Satellite (pay): ATN NetworkHotstar.comHotstar
Central America
Caribbean islands
ESPNespn.co.uk/ CaribbeanESPN Play
Caribbean
Central AsiaHotstar.comHotstar
Europe
(except UK and Ireland)
Hotstar.comHotstar
 Hong KongStar Cricketnowtv.now.com/Now TV App
 United Kingdom
 Ireland
Cable/satellite: Sky SportsBBC RadioSkysports.comSky Go
 India
   Nepal
 Maldives
 Bhutan
Cable/satellite: Star Sports
DD National (India matches, Semi-finals and Final only)
All India Radio
(India matches, Semi-finals and Final)
Hotstar.comHotstar
Oceania
(except Australia and New Zealand)
Digicelwww.digicelplay.com.pg/Sports/Digicel Play
 New Zealand Cable/satellite (pay): Sky SportSky.co.nz/
skygo.co.nz/livetv/
Fan Pass
 NetherlandsTBCTBCTBC
 Pakistan Cable/satellite: Ten Sports Pakistan & PTV SportsSonyliv.com
Tensports.com.pk
Sony Liv
 SingaporeStar CricketStarhubgo.comStarhub Go
 Sri LankaStar Sports, Channel EyeChanneleye.lk
Hotstar.com
Hotstar
South AmericaESPN.com
ESPN.com/watch
Watch ESPN Brazil
ESPN Play South
ESPN Play North
 South Africa and
whole Africa
Cable/satellite: SuperSportSuperSport.comSuperSport App
 USA
 Puerto Rico
 Guam
 The U.S. Virgin Island
 American Samoa
 Northern Mariana Islands
Willow TV [18]WillowTv.com
Hotstar.com
Hotstar
Willow TV App
Source: icc-cricket.com[19] (unless otherwise stated)

References

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  4. "ICC's Richardson wants more teams in World T20".
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  6. 1 2 "Afghanistan and Ireland receive opportunity to qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with Full Members". icc-cricket.com. Archived from the original on 2015-01-29. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  7. "UAE stun Zim". hindustantimes. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
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  11. "London Stadium could stage 2019 Cricket World Cup matches". 6 December 2016.
  12. Wigmore, Exclusive by Tim (5 December 2016). "ECB considering using Olympic Stadium to host 2019 Cricket World Cup games". Retrieved 23 January 2017 via The Guardian.
  13. "London Olympic Stadium gets ICC approval". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
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