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:
- Birmingham – Edgbaston (Capacity – 25,000)
- Bristol – Bristol County Ground (Capacity – 17,500)
- Cardiff – Sophia Gardens (Capacity – 15,643)
- Chester-le-Street – Riverside Ground (Capacity – 20,000)
- Leeds – Headingley (Capacity – 20,000)
- London – Lord’s (Capacity – 28,000)
- London – The Oval (Capacity – 25,500)
- Manchester – Old Trafford (Capacity – 26,000)
- Nottingham – Trent Bridge (Capacity – 17,500)
- Southampton – Rose Bowl (Capacity – 25,000)
- Taunton – County Ground (Capacity – 12,500)
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.
Official Website: www.icc-cricket.com/cricket-world-cup
|2015||Australia & |
|Australia||Won by 7 wickets||New Zealand|
|2011||India, Sri Lanka & |
|India||Won by 6 wickets||Sri Lanka|
|2007||West Indies||Australia||Won by 53 runs||Sri Lanka|
|2003||South Africa||Australia||Won by 125 runs||India|
|1999||England & Wales||Australia||Won by 8 wickets||Pakistan|
|1996||Pakistan, India & |
|Sri Lanka||Won by 7 wickets||Australia|
|1992||Australia & |
|Pakistan||Won by 22 runs||England|
|1987||India & Pakistan||Australia||Won by 7 runs||England|
|1983||England||India||Won by 43 runs||West Indies|
|1979||England||West Indies||Won by 92 runs||England|
|1975||England||West Indies||Won by 17 runs||Australia|