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.
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:
|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.”