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England to host 2019 ICC World Cup

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Published: Monday, May 27, 2013, 17:20 [IST]
 
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England to host 2019 ICC World Cup

London, May 27: England and Wales will host the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday.

The ECB website said it had signed agreements on Sunday (May 26) in Dubai to host the 50-over global tournament in June, 2019. It will be played across 10 venues.

In the report, ECB Chief Executive David Collier said: "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."

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson added: "The ICC Cricket World Cup attracts a broadcast audience in excess of 1.5 billion people and is one of the premier events in world cricket.

"England and Wales boasts a number of high quality cricket venues providing players, officials and spectators with excellent facilities. We look forward to working with the ECB to deliver an outstanding tournament."

It was in 1999 when England last hosted the World Cup. The 2015 edition will be held in Australia and New Zealand.

Next month, England will host the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.

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