England Staging 2019 Cricket World Cup

England's staging of the 2019 Cricket World Cup has been rubber-stamped by the International Cricket Council (ICC) this Monday. Meeting in Dubai on Sunday, between International Cricket Council (ICC), England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) signed the host agreement to stage the 2019 World Cup.

The tournament will be held throughout June 2019 and will be played at 10 venues.

"The ECB is honored to have been selected to stage one of the largest and most important global sports events which will be a wonderful boost to sport and cricket in particular throughout England and Wales." said by the ECB chief executive David Collier.

The 2019 World Cup is scheduled to involve 10 teams and will be the first World Cup played in Britain since 1999, with the UK having staged the first three editions in 1975, 1979 and 1983.

ICC chief executive David Richardson, a former South Africa wicket-keeper, said: "The ICC Cricket World Cup attracts a broadcast audience in excess of 1.5 billion people and is one of the premier events in world cricket."

England have never won the World Cup despite appearing in three finals.


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