The most awaited cricketing extravaganza – The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 host nation is the United Kingdom. Yes, you have heard it right. England and Wales will be hosting the Cricket World Cup in 2019. It is the same place where the last ICC Champions Trophy was completed successfully. In the year 2015, Australia lifted the world cup defeating New Zealand in an exciting final. But now, the Australian cricketing team has ended to be on the weaker side over fast few months, with teams like South Africa, India, and New Zealand emerging as a powerful unit. It will be really interesting to see if Australia can emerge as a strong unit and save their title.

Cricket World Cup History

The first ever Cricket World Cup was hosted by England as it was the only nation to arrange the assets for hosting such a grand event. West Indies won the first ever World Cup played in 1975 and again, it won the second world cup in 1979. Again in 1983, the ICC Trophy (World Cup) was hosted by England for the third time and India gave a big upset to West Indies in the finals and registered a win by 43 runs under the captaincy of the legendary Kapil Dev.

In 1987, the competition was held by India & Pakistan jointly where Australia registered their first CWC win. In 1992, Australia and New Zealand jointly hosted the world cup and again Pakistan won the cup. Sri Lanka won the world cup in 1996 held in Indian sub-continent by defeating India. Then Australia won 3 consecutive world cups from 1999 (defeating Pakistan), 2003 (defeating India), and till 2007 (defeating Sri Lanka).

Then again in 2011, Indian sub-continent hosted the world and this time India defeated Sri Lanka in the final lifting the world under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. In 2015, the world cup was hosted by Australia and New Zealand jointly, which Australia won defeating New Zealand. Now, in 2019, England will be hosting the 11th edition of the Cricketing World Cup. Let’s see, who will emerge as Cricket World Cup 2019 winner and runner-up.

2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Start Date

This time, the cricket world cup 2019 will be starting from May 30 and will be commencing on July 14. It will be a 45-day long event and would be a great chance for the team to practice in between matches. This time the qualification procedure has been kept a bit different and we will look into it in the post ahead. England being the host has automatically qualified for this world cup.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Logo

The speculations for the cricket world Cup 2019 Logo are currently in progress. ICC is yet to reveal the official logo for Cricket World Cup 2019. Many of us believe that the logo has been revealed. Still, we have confusion that what will be the official logo for CWC 2019. Here are the two designs that are coming up for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Official Emblem.ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Logo

ICC CWC 2019 Schedule, Fixtures & Timetable

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 schedule is going to be interesting because of the new playing format for the world cup. There would be more than 45 matches to be played and the first match will be played between South Africa and England. The fixtures have been disclosed before 12 months of the official date of the opening ceremony of Cricket world cup 2019. Stay tuned with us to get all details about ICC Cricket world cup 2019 fixtures.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Sponsors & Partners

ICC (International Cricket Council) entertains the proposals for broadcasts, sponsorships, marketing, brand management, signage production, event management, digital, or other sponsorship proposals only if it satisfies the guidelines and is in the interest of ICC. The companies looking to become ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 partners and sponsors should email their inquiries to commercial@icc-cricket.com. Nissan is the ICC cricket world cup sponsor till 2023. Vivo has also won the global sponsorship for ICC events. You can check out the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup sponsors list on this blog.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Venues

We all know that England is the host of Cricket world cup 2019 and it will be hosting the 48 tournament matches in 12 stadiums. The stadiums are totally ready. The pitches are going to favor the bowlers while some tracks have been made supportive for batting as well. Still, the team displaying their talent to the best will win score well. Here is the list of ICC CWC Stadiums where the matches will be played.

Stadium Name City Capacity
Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham 25,000
County Cricket Ground Bristol 17,500
Sophia Gardens Cardiff 15,643
Riverside Ground Chester-le-Street 20,000
Headingley Leeds 17,500
Lord’s London 28,000
The Oval London 25,500
Old Trafford Manchester 26,000
Trent Bridge Nottingham 17,500
Rose Bowl Southampton 25,000
County Ground Taunton 12,500
London Stadium London 66,000

2019 ICC Cricket World TV Broadcasters

ICC Cricket world cup 2019 official TV broadcasting rights have been won by Star Sports. Yes, you have heard it right. Star Sports Network is the cricket world cup 2019 official TV broadcaster. Cricket is a popular sport and over 100 nations play this game. The cricket world cup live TV broadcast will be available on different channels of 150+ countries. The people willing to catch the live action can watch the matches on local TV channels, online websites and get the radio coverage as well. The list of all the TV broadcasters of CWC19 will be updated soon.

Cricket World Cup Qualification Procedure

The 2019 cricket world cup will be featuring 10 teams that have been decreased from 14 teams in earlier world cups. England being World Cup 2019 host automatically qualifies for the event while the 7 teams who have their rankings from 1 to 8 (as of 30th September 2017) also qualify for this cricketing event. The other 2 teams will be selected on the basis of ICC Cricket world cup 2018 qualifier.

2018 cricket World Cup Qualifier

The ICC Cricket world cup 2018 qualifier took place in 2018 from March 4 to March 25. ICC 2019 Cricket world cup qualifier host nation was Zimbabwe. The tournament was rescheduled from Bangladesh to Zimbabwe as Bangladesh automatically qualified for the qualifiers. These qualifiers were played between 10 teams – West Indies, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, and two others.

Teams Playing ICC World Cup 2019: Qualified Teams

England being the host is already a qualified team for the event. The other seven teams who were at the top of ICC ODI Rankings have made to the event. The teams are – India, South Africa, Australia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and New Zealand. The other two teams were selected from the results of ICC World Cup qualifiers. Those teams are – Afghanistan and West Indies.

ICC CWC 2019 Opening Ceremony

So, the biggest extravaganza of cricket is starting and before that, the cricketing fans will like to experience the glam sham in world cup 2019 opening ceremony with celebrities from around the world shaking their booties and showcasing their singing talent on the stage before the first match of cricket world cup 2019. We all are excited to see the star performers who will be making the event auspicious for the viewers just before the first match that will be played between England and South Africa.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Theme Song

Just like any other edition of the world cup, this time too, the theme song of cricket world cup is making the hype among the audience. The song has already gone viral and popular among the fans, Every cricketing diehard fan has the lyrics of the songs on their tongue. The singers and composers have done a great job in making of this song.

How to Book ICC Cricket World Cup Tickets 2019?

The tickets of cricket world cup 2019 are available on the Vivago website. You can visit the website and book your tickets from there. The prices of the tickets offered are as follows with other details:

  • 80,000+ tickets at £20 (over half of the group stage matches)
  • 200,000+ tickets at £50 or less
  • Child tickets at every match, starting from £6
  • A family of four for £52

The 2019 CWC ticket booking will start soon. Stay alert with the information available on this website.

2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Live Streaming

The cricketing fan who will not be able to make it to the stadium to watch the matches of their favorite teams live directly from the stadium have the option to watch live streaming on different TV channels of their respective countries. They can even watch CWC 2019 online streaming for the matches. The live coverage of cricket world cup will be telecasted on official TV broadcasting channels.

Apart from this, in most of the countries, the radio coverage will be given on the radio channels with cricket world cup live commentary. This commentary could even be heard in regional languages in some of the countries. What else a cricketing fan needs apart from this.

2019 Cricket World Cup Live Scores

If you are too busy with your work life and have no time to watch the world cup matches that are live on TV, you have different mobile applications to check the live scores of the matches. The cricket world cup 2019 live scores will be available on apps like cricbuzz, ESPN, star sports, and many other apps of the popular sports channel.

ICC Official Mobile Apps for Cricket World Cup 2019

Even the cricketing committee sitting at ICC thought of the cricket viewers and has tailored fabulous applications for both iOS and Android users. The application link can be found on this page. The users of ICC official cricket apps will be able to check the scores live directly from the app and will receive the latest Cricket news alerts about the cricket happenings on and off the field.

ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup Prize Money

The Champions Trophy prize money was kept $2.2 million by ICC. So, this means that the prize money for CWC 2019 is certainly going to be larger than this. ICC announces that a total of US $14 million will be distributed among 10 participating teams in the world cup where the winner of 2019 cricket world cup will get US $5 million plus $50000 for registering a win in every round robin league.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – Prize Money Breakdown Chart
Stage 2019 CWC Prize Money Distribution 2015 Prize Money Comparison
Winners $4.8 million $3.975 million
Runners-up $2.2 million $1.75 million
2 Losing Semi-Finalists $1 million (each) $600,000 (each)
Eliminated teams from group stages $500,000 (each) $300,000 each (quarter finalists)
Winning group match $50,000 (for every group match win) $45,000 (for every group match win)
TOTAL $14million $10million

2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Winner Prediction

Predicting winner for the tournament like cricket is always a tough job. With India and South African ODI teams in their full flow, the bid can certainly be on these two. But New Zealand and Australian teams can be the finalists too and any one of them can take the trophy home.

2019 (CWC) Cricket World Cup Merchandise and Hospitality Packages

The people will be looking to buy the bats and jerseys of their favorite cricketers and this is the time to save your money. The official ICC merchandise can offer a lot of great stuff to the cricketing fan. Else, there are always local shopping websites to buy the products.

Several tours and travel operators can offer England hospitality packages for Cricket world cup 2019 at an affordable price. You can book the deals in advance and save a great bit of money.

The Verdict

With such a great fan base of this tournament, every cricket playing nation and cricket fans will be expecting this tournament to give them goosebumps with every ball played on the field. We expect the matches to be exciting as this time the format has been changed a bit. Let’s see which team takes the trophy home from defending champions Australia.