Sri Lanka to play South Africa and Australia in CWC 19 warm-ups

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”