The official preparatory games to be played in the run-up to the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales were announced today.
- Preparatory Games between 24th and 28th May 2019 before the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019
- Each team will play two official preparation games before the tournament, which begins on May 30th
- Games at Bristol County Ground, Cardiff Wales Stadium, Hampshire Bowl, The Oval
- Steve Elworthy, Managing Director of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019: “These games offer fans another opportunity to see top players at their local venue.”
- Ticket details will be announced in April via cricketworldcup.com
All ten participating nations will host two official warm-up games before the tournament, which will be held at four venues in England and Wales. Ticketing and broadcasting information will be released in April.
The Games will take place between May 24th and 28th on five days and will be held at four official tournaments of the CWC19 tournament. the Bristol County Ground, the Cardiff Wales Stadium, the Hampshire Bowl and the Oval.
There are a number of clashes, including England vs. Australia, Pakistan vs. Afghanistan and Bangladesh vs. India.
As with previous ICC tournaments, the warm-up matches are played at least 50 times per side, but have no official ODI status, as teams can deploy all members of their 15-man team during the match.
Official Matches Schedule
Steve Elworthy, Managing Director of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, said: “It’s always a big milestone, announcing an exciting warm-up schedule for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, as it shows just how close we are to the action we’re watching gets going in summer.
“These games offer fans another fantastic opportunity to see top-notch players at their local venue and allow the tournament to engage local schools and communities who have another chance to participate in the Cricket World Cup.”