2019 Cricket World Cup

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ICC Cricket World Cup
England & Wales - 2019
ICC CWC 2019 Logo.jpg
Official Logo for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
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 England
Wales Wales
Participants 10
Matches played 48
UDRS Yes
2015
2023

The 2019 Cricket World Cup (officially ICC Cricket World Cup 2019) is scheduled to 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 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 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. The 10-team-tournament has gained much criticism due to the lack of associate teams in the tournament and 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, but the ICC plan to keep the competition at just 10 teams.[4] Australia are the defending champions.

Qualification[edit]

The 2019 World Cup will feature 10 teams, a decrease from previous World Cups in 2011 and 2015 which featured 14 teams.[5][6] The hosts, England, and the top seven other teams in the ICC One Day International rankings as of 30 September 2017 will earn automatic qualification, with the remaining two spots being decided by the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.[7][8] 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).[7] 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 but will still need to qualify for the World Cup via the new process.

Means of qualification Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host nation 1  England
ICC ODI Championship 30 September 2017 7  Australia
 Bangladesh
 India
 New Zealand 
 Pakistan 
 South Africa
1 other qualifier still to be decided based on upcoming games
2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier 1 March – 4 April 2018 TBD 2
Total 10

Current ranking table[edit]

ICC ODI Rankings
Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1  South Africa 50 5957 119
2  Australia 47 5505 117
3  India 40 4579 114
4  England 50 5645 113
5  New Zealand 46 5123 111
6  Pakistan 41 3885 95
7  Bangladesh 31 2905 94
8  Sri Lanka 54 4760 88
9  West Indies 36 2824 78
10  Afghanistan 30 1618 54
11  Zimbabwe 41 2129 52
12  Ireland 25 1028 41
Reference: ICC Rankings, 10 July 2017
"Matches" is the no. matches played in the 12-24 months since the May before last, plus half the number in the 24 months before that.

Venues[edit]

Venue City County team Capacity
Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham Warwickshire 25,000
County Cricket Ground Bristol Gloucestershire 17,500
Sophia Gardens Cardiff Glamorgan 15,643
Riverside Ground Chester-le-Street Durham 20,000
Headingley Leeds Yorkshire 17,500
Lord's London Middlesex 28,000
The Oval London Surrey 23,500
Old Trafford Manchester Lancashire 26,000
Trent Bridge Nottingham Nottinghamshire 17,500
Rose Bowl Southampton Hampshire 25,000
County Ground Taunton Somerset 12,500
London Stadium London TBC 66,000

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.[9]

London Olympic Stadium could also be added to the list of venues pending the result of a feasibility test.[10][11] In January 2017, the International Cricket Council (ICC) completed an inspection of the ground, confirming that the pitch dimensions would be compliant with the requirements to host ODI matches.[12]

Group stage[edit]

Team
Pld W L NR Pts NRR
 England 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
 Australia 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
 India 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
 New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
 South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
 Pakistan 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
 Bangladesh 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
ODI Championship Team 7 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
Qualifer 1 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
Qualifer 2 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
Last updated:

     Qualified to Semi-finals

The format for the group stage is to have all ten teams play each other 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 then progress to the knockout stage. A similar format was previously used in the 1992 Cricket World Cup.

Knockout stage[edit]

The knockout stage will see two semi-finals, with the winners of each progressing to the final at Lord's.

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. ^ "OUTCOMES FROM ICC BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS". ICC. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "ICC's Richardson wants more teams in World T20". 
  5. ^ "ICC limit 2019 Cricket World Cup to 10 teams". 16 April 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Cricket World Cup 2019 to stay at only 10 teams". BBC Sport. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Afghanistan and Ireland receive opportunity to qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with Full Members". icc-cricket.com. 
  8. ^ totalsportek2. "ICC World Cup 2019 10 Team Format & Qualifying Method". TOTAL SPORTEK. 
  9. ^ "Lord’s set to stage 2019 World Cup final". 17 December 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "London Stadium could stage 2019 Cricket World Cup matches". 6 December 2016. 
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ "London Olympic Stadium gets ICC approval". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 

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