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Official warm-up fixtures for ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 announced

The official warm-up fixtures to be played in the lead-up to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales have today been announced.
  • Warm-up fixtures to be played between 24-28 May 2019 ahead of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019
  • Each team will play two official warm-up matches ahead of the tournament which will start on 30 May
  • Matches to be held at Bristol County Ground, Cardiff Wales Stadium, Hampshire Bowl, The Oval
  • ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 Managing Director, Steve Elworthy: “These games provide another opportunity for fans to see world-class players at their local venue”
  • Tickets details to be announced in April via cricketworldcup.com

All ten competing nations will play two official warm-up fixtures ahead of the tournament, which will take place at four venues across England and Wales. Ticketing and broadcast information will be released in April.

The fixtures will be held over five days between 24-28 May, and will be hosted at four of the official CWC19 Tournament Venues; the Bristol County Ground, Cardiff Wales Stadium, Hampshire Bowl and The Oval.

There are a number of high-profile clashes, including England v Australia, Pakistan v Afghanistan and Bangladesh v India.

As per previous ICC tournaments, warm-up fixtures will be 50 over per side, but will not carry official ODI status, as teams can field all members of their 15-man squad during the match.

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 warm-up fixtures:

Date

Fixture

Venue

Friday 24 May

Pakistan v Afghanistan

Bristol County Ground

Friday 24 May

Sri Lanka v South Africa

Cardiff Wales Stadium

Saturday 25 May

England v Australia

Hampshire Bowl

Saturday 25 May

India v New Zealand

The Oval

Sunday 26 May

South Africa v Windies

Bristol County Ground

Sunday 26 May

Pakistan v Bangladesh

Cardiff Wales Stadium

Monday 27 May

Australia v Sri Lanka

Hampshire Bowl

Monday 27 May

England v Afghanistan

The Oval

Tuesday 28 May

Windies v New Zealand

Bristol County Ground

Tuesday 28 May

Bangladesh v India

Cardiff Wales Stadium

 

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 Managing Director, Steve Elworthy, said: “It is always a huge milestone announcing an exciting warm-up schedule for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup as it really highlights just how close we are to the action getting underway this summer.

“These games provide another fantastic opportunity for fans to see world-class players at their local venue and allows the tournament to engage local schools and communities with another chance to get involved with the Cricket World Cup.”

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