2019 Cricket World Cup

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2019 ICC Cricket World Cup
Dates 30 May – 15 July
Administrator(s) International Cricket Council
Cricket format One Day International
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s) England and Wales
Participants 10

The 2019 Cricket World Cup will be hosted by England and Wales,[1][2] from 30 May to 15 July 2019.[3] This will be the 12th 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 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. The 10-team-tournament has gained much criticism due to the lack of associate teams in the tournament, but as of May 2015, the ICC look to be keeping the competition at just 10 teams. Australia are the defending champions.


The 2019 World Cup will feature 10 teams, down from 14 teams in 2011 and 2015.[4] The hosts England, and the top 7 other teams, as on 30 September 2017, in the ICC rankings (comprising the ten full members, Ireland and Afghanistan) will earn automatic qualification with the remaining 2 spots being decided by the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Bangladesh. This allows ICC Associate and Affiliate members to compete for the remaining 2 spots meaning the tournament may not feature any Associate or Affiliate nation.[4] The ten teams that would compete for the remaining 2 spots will be teams ranked 9 through 12 and top 6 teams from the World Cricket League Division-1. In February 2015, Ireland batsman Ed Joyce said "we are very disappointed that it is (to be) a 10-team World Cup".[5]

Qualified teams
Team Method of qualification Appearances Previous appearance Previous best performance ICC ODI ranking
 England As hosts 13 2015 Runners-up (1979, 1987, 1992) 6th (as of 04-Mar-2015)
Qualification methods
Spots Qualification
1 As hosts
2-8 From ICC ODI Championship
9-10 From 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Bangladesh


Venue City Traditional county Capacity
Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham Warwickshire 25,000
County Cricket Ground Bristol Gloucestershire 17,000
Sophia Gardens Cardiff Glamorgan 15,643
Riverside Ground Chester-le-Street County Durham 19,000
Headingley Leeds Yorkshire 17,500
Lord's London Middlesex 28,000
The Oval London Surrey 23,500
Old Trafford Manchester Lancashire 22,000
Trent Bridge Nottingham Nottinghamshire 17,000
Rose Bowl Southampton Hampshire 25,000
County Ground Taunton Somerset 8,500

The fixture list for this event has not been released. However, on 17 December 2014, the ECB indicated that the final would be held at Lord's, and the semi-finals at Old Trafford and Edgbaston Cricket Ground. In addition, the opening match of the tournament will be held at The Oval.[6]


  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. ^ "OUTCOMES FROM ICC BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS". ICC. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "ICC limit 2019 Cricket World Cup to 10 teams". 16 April 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ireland's Ed Joyce attacks ICC over cut in World Cup teams". 9 February 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Lord’s set to stage 2019 World Cup final". 17 December 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014.