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A family guide to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

CWC19 guide

Do you want to be a part of the ICC Cricket World Cup carnival next year but need to know a bit more information before you apply?

Well, we’ve put together a family guide which will give you an idea of exactly what to expect next summer! 


Next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be held in England and Wales for the first time in 20 years.

The most successful team in the tournament’s history is Australia, who have claimed the title five times, including the most recent edition in 2015, beating their trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in the final.

Australia won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Australia won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

At next year’s Cricket World Cup there will be ten teams, who will take part in a round-robin group stage. The top four teams from this will proceed to the semi-finals, with the winners of those meeting in the final at Lord’s. 

There will be 48 matches in total across 11 venues in England and Wales. See which one is your closest by clicking here.


#CWC19 provides a great value day out for all the family, as children can attend all group matches for just £6, while a family of four can attend selected group games for just £44!

Children who are aged two or under may attend #CWC19 games free of charge – so long as they don’t occupy a seat.

A family of four can attend selected group games for just £44
A family of four can attend selected group games for just £44

Our price structure for this tournament, which we consulted on widely and used external experts, means that for a lot of the games adult tickets will start at just £40!

What’s more, if families wish to, they can sit in alcohol-free zones at selected venues.


Before, during and after the match, there will be plenty of activities in and around the stadium, varying from live entertainment, have-a-go challenges for all the family and kids’ lanyards, as well as many different activations around the ground.

There's plenty for kids to do around the ground!
There's plenty for kids to do around the ground!


Worried you’re not going to be able to follow the game? Fear not, we’ve got a whole section explaining all the aspects of cricket here, including the video below!

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What is Cricket - Run-Scoring
How do you keep score in cricket? Sometimes it can seem a little complicated but this video will teach you everything from running between the wickets to boundaries to those all important extras. Remember, every run counts!


At the game, the umpires will make a number of signals throughout the day to make sure everyone knows what’s going on.

Get ahead of the game and practice your umpire signals!

Video cwc19 15 Jan 17
What is Cricket - Umpire Signals
Ever wondered what all of the different signals that an umpire makes mean when they are being used during a match? Look no further as we explain all of the most frequently used signals from the umpires right around the world of cricket.


At #CWC19 we’ll have a variety of food and drink outlets accessible inside the venue. There will be food zones at all venues which will be able to cater for a range of dietary requirements.

There'll be a variety of food on offer at all venues
There'll be a variety of food on offer at all venues


Most #CWC19 matches will start at 10:30am and end early evening – around 6:30pm – 7pm.

However, if you fancy watching a bit of cricket under the floodlights, then why not try a day/night game? Most of these are at the weekend and start at 1:30pm, with an expected finish of around 9:30pm.

On the day of the game, gates will open two hours before the start of the match. There will be comprehensive security checks at all venues, so please only bring essential items with you.

Gates open 2 hours before the start of play
Gates open 2 hours before the start of play


Cricket is a great day out, but don’t just take our word for it!

Last summer, the ICC Women’s World Cup and the ICC Champions Trophy were held across England and Wales – with 98% feeling the Women’s World Cup was a safe environment for their kids, good value for money, as well as being a fun and engaging experience.

We spoke to some of those that attended.

“I am lost for words. It was an unforgettable day. This is probably the best match I have been to. The atmosphere was electric, the stewards were very helpful, we had an excellent view from our seats and the queues to get in and out were surprisingly quick and easy.” (India fan at IND V SA)

“I’ve been all over the world to watch cricket and that was one of the best atmospheres I’ve experienced.” (ENG V AUS, Edgbaston, Male 45-54)

“Great atmosphere, entertainment and music bursts were great for me and the kids.” (SL v PAK, Cardiff, Female 24-34)

The CWC19 Public Ballot is open until 29 August 2018. Make sure you apply for tickets for the chance to watch sport’s greatest carnival in England and Wales next year!


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