The 2019 Cricket World Cup (officially ICC Cricket World Cup 2019) is the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup,
scheduled hosted by England and Wales, from 30 May to 14 July 2019.
The hosting rights awarded in April 2006, after England and Wales withdrew from the bidding to host the 2015
ICC Cricket World Cup, which held in Australia and New Zealand. The first match will play at The Oval
while the final will 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.
The format for the tournament will be a single group of ten teams, with each team playing the other nine teams, and
the top four teams progressing to a knockout stage of semi-finals and a final. The ten team tournament has gained
criticism due to the lack of Associate teams in the tournament. Given the increase of the Test playing nations from 10
to 12, with the admission of Ireland and Afghanistan in June 2017, it will be the first World Cup to be contested
without all of the Test playing nations being present, and after the elimination of all the Associate teams at the
qualifying tournament, this will be also be the first World Cup to feature no Associate members.