The ICC Cricket World Cup is the international tournament of cricket, organized by the International Cricket Council after every four years. The 12th Edition of Cricket world cup 2019 is going to be held at England from 30 May to 14 July 2019. The format of the tournament is now different from the previous world cup, ICC has decided to go ahead with a round robin format just like 1992, there are ten teams in a single group, each team will play with other nine teams and then top four teams of the group will qualify for knockout stage of semi-finals and then top two for the final, a total of 48 matches will be played. Afghanistan and West Indies have qualified for world cup by playing a world cup qualifier tournament in 2018. Ireland and Zimbabwe failed to qualify for the world cup 2019. The final of the 2019 Cricket world cup will be played at Lords in London while Oval cricket ground will host the opening match. This tournament is going to be much excited because every team will have to play a lot of matches in the tournament. Another thing is that this will be the first time World Cup will be played without all the test playing nations.
The Teams for Cricket world cup 2019 are:
2- South Africa
6- New Zealand
7- Sri Lanka
10- West Indies
The Venues for the tournament are:
1- Edgbaston, Birmingham
2- Country Ground, Bristol
3- Sophia Gardens. Wales
4- Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
5- Headingley, Leeds
6- Lord’s, London
7- Kennington Oval, London
8- Old Trafford, Manchester
9- Trent Bridge, Nottingham
10- The Rose Bowl, Southampton
11- The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Cricket World Cup 2019 Broadcasting Rights:
The cricket fans are really excited about the tournament and can watch all matches in their country on their respective broadcasting TV channel. Here is a list of Cricket World Cup 2019 broadcasting TV channels which will telecast live coverage of Cricket World Cup 2019
▪ Star Sports
Star Sports is giving coverage in India and its cub continents.
▪ PTV Sports and Ten Sports
Pakistani Nation can watch all matches on PTV Sports and Ten Sports.
▪ Sky Sports
People of United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland can watch on Sky Sports.
SuperSport is the channel for South Africa and Sub-Sharan Africa.
The fans of cricket from Middle East and North Africa can entertain cricket on OSN.
▪ Fox Sports
The Broadcasting channel for defending champions Australia is Fox Sports.
▪ Willow TV
Americans can enjoy cricket on their official channel Willow Tv.
▪ Sky TV
Sky TV will broadcast live cricket for New Zealanders.
Caribbean can use ESPN to watch cricket in their region.
▪ Gazi TV
Bangladeshi can enjoy the tournament on Gazi TV.
Sri Lankan Fans can watch their team playing on SLRC.
▪ Fox Networks Group
People from the South East Asia can use Fox Networks Group Channel.
Cricket fans from Canada can enjoy cricket on ATN.
Cricket World Cup 2019 Live Streaming Sources:
Cricket fans from around the world can’t wait to watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 live streaming. Now everyone can watch and entertain from the live actions of all the matches of Cricket World Cup 2019 by live streaming. Some high voltage matches are waiting for their fans to support their teams. Every cricket fan wants to watch matches in the stadium but they can’t afford to go England and Wales for every match so there is the option of Live Streaming. Below is the list of live streaming options that you can use to watch Cricket World Cup 2019 live matches.
1- India, USA
ICC’s Facebook Page
4- New Zealand
5- United Kingdom
6- Austria, Germany
8- South Africa
9- Canada, Europe
10- Hong Kong
11- South America
ESPN, Willow TV
12- Middle East and North Africa
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Sponsors & Partners:
ICC has strong relationships with the brand partners and sponsors to provide them opportunities of connection between their brand products and fans due to the popularity of ICC events.
The Current Partners for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 are:
• Nissan, Oppo, MRF Tyres, and Emirates as the global partners.
• MoneyGram is the event partner.
• Hublot is the Timing partner.
• Wolf Blass is Wine partner.
The other sponsoring companies for the Cricket World Cup 2019 for their respective countries include:
• NatWest for England
• Oppo for India
• Amul for New Zealand
• Robi Axiata for Bangladesh
• Etisalat for Afghanistan
• Qantas for Australia
• Proteas for South Africa
• Corporations and banks for Pakistan
• Ceylon Tea for Sri Lanka
• Digicel for West Indies
How Points Table will Works:
If a team wins a match then 2 points will be given to that team, if a team lose a match then that team will score 0 points and if a match gone draw or no result then each team will get 1 point in that match. A team will get the top position on the points table if team wins the most group matches. If there are teams with equal wins in group matches and equal points then the team with the higher run rate will get the top position on the points table. If there are teams with the equal run rate then the team with the higher number of wickets taken per balls bowled will get the top position on points table. If they are still equal then the number of wins in head to head matches played between them will decide their position on the points table.
Run rate can be calculated as deducting the average runs scored per over against a team from the average runs scored per over by that team in the tournament. If a semi-final results in a tie match then both teams have to play a super over to qualify for final and if semi-final results in no result then the team with the higher position in group will qualify for the final same as if final match results in tie then there will be super over and if final match results in no result then both teams will declared joint winners. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Prize Money:
ICC has confirmed the prize money for Cricket World Cup 2019, a total of 14 million dollars will be awarded by ICC to ten participating teams. The distribution of Prize Money for cricket world cup 2019 is as follow:
• Winner of the Cricket World Cup 2019 will receive a total of 4.8 million dollars.
• Runners-up will receive the 2.2 million dollars.
• Two losing semi-finalist teams will receive 1 million dollars.
• Every eliminated team from the group stage will receive 500,000 dollars.
• Every team will receive 50,000 dollars for every group match win.
ICC has increased the world cup prize money with every tournament, there is an increase of 40% for Cricket World Cup 2019 prize money as compared to previous cricket world cup 2015 that was 10 million dollars. The amount of prize money will be distributed among all the teams of the tournament but the winners of the tournament will get the most amount of the money.
Top Rivalry Matches in Cricket World Cup 2019: India-Pakistan matches are always the most rivalry matches in the ICC world cup. The 22nd match of the world cup 2019 will be play between India and Pakistan on 16 June, 2019 at Manchester. Pakistan has never defeat India in a single match of all the ICC world cups and still seeking for their first win against India in the world cup. People always love and excited about the matches between India and Pakistan.
India vs Pakistan record in ICC ODI world cup is as follow:
• World Cup, 1992. India won by 43 runs.
• World Cup, 1996. India won by 39 runs.
• World Cup, 1999. India won by 47 runs.
• World Cup, 2003. India won by 6 wickets.
• World Cup, 2011. India won by 29 runs.
• World Cup, 2015. India won by 76 runs.
Another rivalry matches that are most watched are Australia-England matches in the world cups because both teams are rival to each other same as India vs Pakistan. Australia has played in seven of the eleven finals of the ODI world cups (1975, 1987, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015) and England is still seeking for their first world cup title, but they have been runners-up three times (1979, 1987, 1992). The 32nd match of the world cup 2019 will be play between ashes countries Australia-England on 25 June, 2019 at London.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Fixtures and Schedule:
The fixtures list of the tournament has released by International Cricket Council on 26 April 2018. Check the official ICC world cup site to see all the fixtures of the Cricket World Cup 2019