ENGLAND to host 2019 Cricket World Cup


A symbolic picture.

City Air News photo: Arvind Sharma

Dharamsala, May 27, 2013: In a press release of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and International Cricket Council (ICC), it has been confirmed that England will host the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

The tournament, scheduled to involve 10 teams, will be held in June at 10 different venues which will be announced later.

ECB chief executive David Collier said that the ECB is honoured to have been selected to stage one of the largest and most important global sports events which will be a wonderful boost to sport in a statement.

England hosted the first World Cup in 1975 and also staged the tournament in 1979, 1983 and 1999.

The Most popular One Day International format has the first world cup in 1975 in England. West Indies won it thrice in row. Last ODI world cup was held in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in   2011, and was won by India.

Next World Cup is scheduled to be held in Australia and New Zealand in 2015. Australia won it 4 times and India Twice.

Monday, May 27, 2013