- The Oval to host the tournament opener between England and South Africa on 30 May
- Old Trafford and Edgbaston to stage the two semi-finals on 9 and 11 July respectively; Lord’s to host the final on 14 July
- ICC Chief Executive David Richardson: “Next summer fans around the world will be treated to compelling and competitive cricket as the best teams in the world go head to head in this round-robin format for the right to be crowned World Champions.”
- Steve Elworthy: “Today’s announcement of the schedule is another important moment in the build-up to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – the moment that the tournament comes to life for teams and cricket lovers across the world.”
The International Cricket Council today confirmed the schedule of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which will be staged in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July.
England will open the tournament at The Oval on 30 May when they will take on South Africa, while Australia will launch their title defence on 1 June against the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier champions Afghanistan in a day/night match in Bristol.
Ticket prices offered are as follows:
• 80,000+ tickets at £20 (over half of the group stage matches)
• 200,000+ tickets at £50 or less
• Child tickets at every match, starting from £6
• Family of four for £52
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule: by venue
|Match No||Date/Day||Match||Time (IST)||Venue|
|1||30-May, Thu||England vs South Africa||3:00 PM||Kennington Oval, London|
|2||31-May, Fri||West Indies vs Pakistan||3:00 PM||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|3||1-June, Sat||New Zealand vs Sri Lanka||3:00 PM||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|4||1-June, Sat||Afghanistan vs Australia||6:00 PM||County Ground, Bristol|
|5||2-June, Sun||South Africa vs Bangladesh||3:00 PM||Kennington Oval, London|
|6||3-June, Mon||England vs Pakistan||3:00 PM||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|7||4-June, Tue||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||3:00 PM||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|8||5-June, Wed||South Africa vs India||3:00 PM||The Rose Bowl, Southampton|
|9||5-June, Wed||Bangladesh vs New Zealand||6:00 PM||Kennington Oval, London|
|10||6-June, Thu||Australia vs West Indies||3:00 PM||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|11||7-June, Fri||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||3:00 PM||County Ground, Bristol|
|12||8-June, Sat||England vs Bangladesh||3:00 PM||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|13||8-June, Sat||Afghanistan vs New Zealand||6:00 PM||The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton|
|14||9-June, Sun||India vs Australia||3:00 PM||Kennington Oval, London|
|15||10-June, Mon||South Africa vs West Indies||3:00 PM||The Rose Bowl, Southampton|
|16||11-June, Tue||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||3:00 PM||County Ground, Bristol|
|17||12-June, Wed||Australia vs Pakistan||3:00 PM||The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton|
|18||13-June, Thu||India vs New Zealand||3:00 PM||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|19||14-June, Fri||England vs West Indies||3:00 PM||The Rose Bowl, Southampton|
|20||15-June, Sat||Sri Lanka vs Australia||3:00 PM||Kennington Oval, London|
|21||15-June, Sat||South Africa vs Afghanistan||6:00 PM||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|22||16-June, Sun||India vs Pakistan||3:00 PM||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|23||17-June, Mon||West Indies vs Bangladesh||3:00 PM||The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton|
|24||18-June, Tue||England vs Afghanistan||3:00 PM||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|25||19-June, Wed||New Zealand vs South Africa||3:00 PM||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|26||20-June, Thu||Australia vs Bangladesh||3:00 PM||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|27||21-June, Fri||England vs Sri Lanka||3:00 PM||Headingley, Leeds|
|28||22-June, Sat||India vs Afghanistan||3:00 PM||The Rose Bowl, Southampton|
|29||22-June, Sat||West Indies vs New Zealand||6:00 PM||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|30||23-June, Sun||Pakistan vs South Africa||3:00 PM||Lord's, London|
|31||24-June, Mon||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||3:00 PM||The Rose Bowl, Southampton|
|32||25-June, Tue||England vs Australia||3:00 PM||Lord's, London|
|33||26-June, Wed||New Zealand vs Pakistan||3:00 PM||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|34||27-June, Thu||West Indies vs India||3:00 PM||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|35||28-June, Fri||Sri Lanka vs South Africa||3:00 PM||Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street|
|36||29-June, Sat||Pakistan vs Afghanistan||3:00 PM||Headingley, Leeds|
|37||29-June, Sat||New Zealand vs Australia||6:00 PM||Lord's, London|
|38||30-June, Sun||England vs India||3:00 PM||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|39||1-July, Mon||Sri Lanka vs West Indies||3:00 PM||Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street|
|40||2-July, Tue||Bangladesh vs India||3:00 PM||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|41||3-July, Wed||England vs New Zealand||3:00 PM||Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street|
|42||4-July, Thu||Afghanistan vs West Indies||3:00 PM||Headingley, Leeds|
|43||5-July, Fri||Pakistan vs Bangladesh||3:00 PM||Lord's, London|
|44||6-July, Sat||Sri Lanka vs India||3:00 PM||Headingley, Leeds|
|45||6-July, Sat||Australia vs South Africa||6:00 PM||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|46||9-July, Tue||TBC vs TBC 1st Semifinal||3:00 PM||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|47||11-July, Thu||TBC vs TBC 2nd Semifinal||3:00 PM||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|48||14-July, Sun||TBC vs TBC Final||3:00 PM||Lord's, London|
Reigning ICC Champions Trophy winners and former champions Pakistan will start their campaign against the ICC World Twenty20 winners and two-time former champions the Windies at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on 31 May.
India, the 1983 and 2011 world champions who also won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 in England and Wales, will play their first match on 5 June against South Africa at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton. Their feature match against traditional rivals Pakistan will be at Old Trafford in Manchester on 16 June.
Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham will stage the two semi-finals on 9 and 11 July, while Lord’s will play host to a World Cup final for the fifth time, on 14 July. All these three matches will have reserve days.
Eleven world-class venues will be used in the 46-day tournament in which each side will play the other once in a single-league format with the top four sides after 45 matches progressing to the semi-finals.
Old Trafford in Manchester will host maximum six matches, while Edgbaston in Birmingham, Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, Lord’s and The Oval (both in London), and Trent Bridge in Nottingham will stage five matches each. Cardiff Wales Stadium in Cardiff and Headingley in Leeds have been allocated four matches each and County Ground Bristol in Bristol, County Ground Taunton in Taunton and The Riverside in Chester-le-Street have got three matches each.
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “It’s always an exciting moment ahead of any major event to announce the schedule and for the ICC Cricket World Cup. Next summer fans around the world will be treated to compelling and competitive cricket as the best teams in the world go head to head in this round-robin format for the right to be crowned World Champions.
“This schedule also gives fans across England and Wales the opportunity to watch world-class cricket on their doorstep with all teams moving around the country. We know from previous ICC events that every country will be proudly supported at each of the venues creating an exceptional atmosphere and a real celebration of the game.”
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Managing Director Steve Elworthy said: “Today’s announcement of the schedule is another important moment in the build-up to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – the moment that the tournament comes to life for teams and cricket lovers across the world. This is the flagship event in one-day cricket.
“There are some fantastic head-to-head fixtures – England v Australia at Lord’s and India v Pakistan at Old Trafford as well as England v India at Edgbaston spring to mind. As organisers we can promise the teams and fans we will work hard to provide the perfect stage for this event.
“Because of the UK’s diverse population, every competing team will also be guaranteed a ‘home crowd’ every time they play at some of the most iconic cricket grounds in the world.
“The Cricket World Cup is the third most watched global event and has huge interest and appeal amongst cricket fans. Our ambition is to grow the game and deliver the greatest ever cricket celebration and with that in mind we have very carefully developed our ticket prices.
“The prices have been tested with thousands of fans over the last six months, we have used external experts and consulted widely to ensure that they are good value versus other global sporting events. The prices balance accessibility with delivering the investment required to deliver a world-class event. All revenue is invested back in the game to grow cricket.”