ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in EnglandThe 2019 Cricket World Cup will be hosted by England between May 30-July 15. This will be the twelfth World Cup competition, and the fifth time it has been held in England.
The hosting rights were awarded in April 2006, after England withdrew from the 2015 Cricket World Cup, which will be held in Australia and New Zealand. In turn, those countries had been defeated by India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka for the 2011 contest.
New format for the 2019 World Cup
Different format, 10 teams
Jan 31, 2015The 2019 World Cup will feature 10 teams, down from 14 teams in 2011 and 2015. The top 8 teams 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.
The top eight sides in the one-day international rankings on 30 September 2017 will automatically qualify (see table below). The bottom four in that table will then play in a 10-team World Cup Qualifier in 2018. This allows ICC Associate and Affiliate members to compete for just 2 spots meaning the tournament may not feature any Associate or Affiliate nation.
|1||England, as hosts|
|2-8||7 from top 8 ranked teams as of 30 Sep 2017 (excluding England)|
|9-10||From 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Bangladesh|
Lord’s set to stage 2019 World Cup finalThe final would be held at Lord's, and the semi-finals at Old Trafford and Edgbaston Cricket Ground. Lord’s staged the first three ICC Cricket World Cup finals in 1975, 1979 and 1983. Lord’s also staged a Women’s World Cup final in 1993 when England beat New Zealand by 67 runs.
The opening match of the tournament will be held at The Oval.
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