Which one of you is not familiar with ICC Cricket World Cup? It is a One Day International Cricket event that is held every four years. The event is hosted by different nations every time. This time around, England and Wales are going to host the World Cup. International Cricket Council (ICC) is the governing body that organizes the event every 4 years. The International World Cup is one of the most awaited, viewed and liked events all across the globe. Fans anxiously wait for the event to take place. Some even book tickets to watch the final, no matter where it is being held in the world.
There are certain qualification rounds that lead to the final event in which two finalist teams compete with each other for the World Cup trophy.
About This Year…
This year, the Cricket World Cup International is going to be hosted by England and Wales. The event is scheduled for May. It will start on 30th May and will end on 14th July, 2019. England and Wales have the privilege of hosting the World Cup for the 5th time. This decision was made in 2006 to host the event in England and Wales for 2019 when it withdrew from the 2015 bidding. That World Cup event took place New Zealand and Australia.
The first match of the year 2019 will be held in The Oval and the last match is scheduled to be played at Lords.
What’s New This Year?
For this years’ format, there will be 10 teams in a single group. Each team will have to compete with the other nine teams to qualify for the knockout round which will lead to the semi-finals and then the final. Though the format for the tournament has been finalized, however, it is not getting much appreciation world over. The lack of associate teams is leading this format to a lot of criticism.
The number of test playing nations has been increased from 10 to 12 with the inclusion of Afghanistan and Ireland. This year, for the first time, all test playing nations will not be competing in the Cricket World Cup. Moreover, this is the first when the tournament will feature no number of associate members.
There is a lot of buzz going around Cricket World Cup2019 like every year. Each competing nation has their eyes set of the World Cup Trophy. Let’s see which team will be able to bring home the cup for the year 2019.