The 2019 Cricket World Cup is the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019.
The hosting rights were awarded in April 2006, after England and Wales withdrew from the bidding to host the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, which was held in Australia and New Zealand.
The first match will be played at The Oval while the final will be played at Lord’s. It is the fifth time that the Cricket World Cup will be held in England and Wales, following the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 World Cups.
Winner of the ICC Men s Cricket World Cup 2019 will earn a purse of US$4 million, the highest prize money to date, along with the trophy that the victorious team will lift at the Lord s on July 16.
The total prize pot, which sits at $10 million, will see the runners-up assured of $2 million and the losing semi-finalists $800,000 each at the end of the 46-day tournament being played across 11 venues.
The tournament will run from May 30 to July 14. The semi-finals will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham on July 9 and 11 respectively, while the Lord s will host the final on July 14.
The 10 teams in the tournament will play against each other in a single-league format, with the top four sides after 45 matches to qualify for the two semi-finals. There are prizes for each league match won, in what promises to be a competitive tournament with the world s best playing each other in a round-robin format.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Official Song “Stand By” is now available to the world as the countdown to the tournament enters the final two weeks.
“Stand By” – a collaboration between new artist LORYN and one of the UK’s most successful and influential acts, Rudimental – will be played in ground and city events across the tournament as the official song to this summer’s showpiece event.
The exciting partnership celebrates the cultural diversity of The United Kingdom and was announced earlier in May at an exclusive event hosted by Radio 1 Breakfast DJ, Greg James in discussion with Cricket World Cup Ambassador Freddie Flintoff and LORYN.
The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 is one of the world’s biggest global sporting events, it attracts one million sporting fans soaking up the action in the UK and a further billion fans watching world-wide across the 48-match event. “Stand By” will be played around the world and provide a common voice for fans to show their passion.