ICC Cricket World Cup

The Cricket World Cup is the international competition for One Day International (ODI) cricket organised by the governing body of world cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC). First held in 1975, the current champions are Australia who defeated New Zealand at the 2015 Cricket World Cup, both whom jointly hosted the competition.


When is the Cricket World Cup?

The Cricket World Cup takes place every 4 years, with the 12th edition scheduled from Thursday 30th May to Sunday 14th July 2019.


Where is the Cricket World Cup?

The 2019 Cricket World Cup is being hosted by England & Wales for the fifth time, at the following venues:

Click on the links above for further information on each venue.


Who is competing in the Cricket World Cup?

The 2019 edition is the first to feature only 10 teams, with the hosts (England) and top 7 teams in the ICC rankings (Australia, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka) automatically qualifying. The remaining 2 qualifiers were Afghanistan and West Indies following a qualifying competition in March 2018.


What is the format of the Cricket World Cup?

The 10 teams play in a single group, with each team playing each other once. The top four teams then proceed to the Semi-Finals, from which the remaining 2 teams contest the Final.


How do I get there?

There are international airports within reach of all of the grounds at Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton. For further information on getting to each venue, please click on the links above.

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How do I get tickets to the Cricket World Cup?

The public ballot for tickets is now closed. Further information will be released later in 2018 for any remaining tickets that are due to go on General Sale, please consult the official website here.


Where and when is the next World Cup?

The 13th Cricket World Cup is being hosted by India in 2023, between the 9th February and 26th March.


More Information

Official Website: www.icc-cricket.com/cricket-world-cup


Previous Tournaments

YearHostWinnerMarginRunner-up
2015Australia &
New Zealand
AustraliaWon by 7 wicketsNew Zealand
2011India, Sri Lanka &
Bangladesh
IndiaWon by 6 wicketsSri Lanka
2007West IndiesAustraliaWon by 53 runsSri Lanka
2003South AfricaAustraliaWon by 125 runsIndia
1999England & WalesAustraliaWon by 8 wicketsPakistan
1996Pakistan, India &
Sri Lanka
Sri LankaWon by 7 wicketsAustralia
1992Australia &
New Zealand
PakistanWon by 22 runsEngland
1987India & PakistanAustraliaWon by 7 runsEngland
1983EnglandIndiaWon by 43 runsWest Indies
1979EnglandWest IndiesWon by 92 runsEngland
1975EnglandWest IndiesWon by 17 runsAustralia

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