ICC Cricket World Cup set to return to UK

The International Cricket Council and the England and Wales Cricket Board have signed a host agreement to stage the 2019 edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.

Following meetings held in Dubai over the weekend, it was announced that the tournament will be held throughout June 2019 and will be played at ten venues with ten teams set to participate. 

ECB chief executive David Collier said after the signing in Dubai: ‘The signing of this agreement now enables ECB to enter into Staging Agreements with venues who wish to stage matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.’

‘The Organising Team from the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, led by Tournament Director Steve Elworthy, will commence the preparation work for this event immediately following the conclusion of the ICC Champions Trophy, which ends with the final at Edgbaston on June 23.’ 

‘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 and cricket in particular throughout England and Wales.’

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