2019 Cricket World Cup

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2019 ICC Cricket World Cup
Administrator(s) International Cricket Council
Cricket format One Day International
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s) England
Wales
Participants 10
2015
2023

The 2019 Cricket World Cup will be hosted by England and Wales.[1][2] This will be the twelfth Cricket World Cup competition, and the fifth time it will be held in England and Wales, following the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 World Cups.

The hosting rights were awarded in April 2006, after England and Wales withdrew from the bidding to host the 2015 Cricket World Cup, which will be held in Australia and New Zealand.

Qualification[edit]

The 2019 World Cup will feature 10 teams, down from 14 teams in 2011 and 2015. The top eight teams in the ICC rankings will earn automatic qualification with the remaining two places decided by a qualifying competition. This will allow ICC associate and affiliate members to qualify, and could mean that, for the first time, a Cricket World Cup may not feature every Test playing nation.[3]

Qualified teams
Team Method of qualification Appearances Previous appearance Previous best performance ICC ODI ranking
 England Host 11 2015 Runners-up (1979, 1987, 1992)
Qualification methods
Spots Qualification
1 Host
7 ICC ODI Championship
2 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier

Venues[edit]

Venue City Capacity
Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham 25,000
County Cricket Ground Bristol 17,000
Sophia Gardens Cardiff 15,643
Riverside Ground Chester-le-Street 19,000
Headingley Leeds 17,500
Lord's London 28,000
The Oval London 23,500
Old Trafford Manchester 22,000
Trent Bridge Nottingham 17,500
Rose Bowl Southampton 25,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England lands Cricket World Cup". BBC Sport. 2006-04-30. Retrieved 2006-04-30. 
  2. ^ "England awarded 2019 World Cup". espncricinfo. Retrieved 2006-04-30. 
  3. ^ "ICC Executive Board approves 14-team format for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015". 28 June 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011. [dead link]