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The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup is the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales,[1][2] from 30 May to 14 July 2019.

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be held in England and Wales from May 30, 2019 to July 14, 2019. The first round of the tournament will see 10 teams —England (hosts), AustraliaBangladeshIndiaNew ZealandPakistanSouth AfricaSri Lanka, Afghanistan and West Indies — play against each other.ICC Cricket World Cup 2019| England, Wales World Cup| Match chart

Because the start of the World Cup was Google where it was supposed to be behind, Google also showed its Google doodle today, which was liked by cricket fans.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019| England, Wales World Cup| Match chart

Following the 2019 Pulwama attack, several former Indian players and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) called for the boycott of the group match fixture between India and Pakistan, wanting to ban the Pakistan team from playing in the tournament. However, after conducting a press meet in Dubai, the International Cricket Council (ICC) rejected the BCCI's statement regarding banning Pakistan from the World Cup and assured that the scheduled match will go ahead as planned despite the ongoing standoff between the two nations.

The hosting rights were awarded in April 2006, after England and Wales withdrew from the bidding to host the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, which was held in Australia and New Zealand. The first match will be played at The Oval while the final will be played at Lord's. It is the fifth time that the Cricket World Cup will be held in England and Wales, following 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 World Cups.