CRICKET fans! Are you deep into the World Cup? If you haven’t been caught up yet, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, is ongoing until July 14th. When you think of cricket, the ICC Cricket World Cup is the one and only major massive event not to miss. This is one of the world’s most viewed sporting events!
This is the 12th edition of the international cricket tournament contested by men’s national teams of the ICC (International cricket Council) – the sport’s governing body. This year it’s hosted by England and Wales making it all the more exhilarating.
This tournament comes round every four years. It follows preliminary qualification rounds that lead up to a finals tournament. For a little history, it is good to know that ‘Australia has won the tournament five times, with the West Indies, India (twice each), Pakistan and Sri Lanka (once each) also having won the tournament. The best performance by a non-full-member team came when Kenya made the semi-finals of the 2003 tournament.’
Who will make it to the top this year? We don’t know yet, but what we at the Edward hotel, Paddington, will be doing is catching England vs Afghanistan, Old Trafford, on June 18th - for a very exciting and heavy match which gathers the support of fans from all over the country. New Zealand takes on South Africa on the 19th, Australia goes against Bangladesh on the 20th, England v Sri Lanka on the 21st, and India v Afghanistan / West Indies v New Zealand on the 22nd, and Sunday sees Pakistan v South Africa.
If you are luckily to be in the U.K throughout this wonderful time of cricket, whether a fan or not, definitely get involved, follow the games, head to a pub, and enjoy the bonding experience. For the fixtures, see below.
If you are looking for an affordable hotel to stay at, with access around the country, Edward Hotel in Paddington - right next to Paddington Tube Station is, is the place to come to. We know our sport, we know our guests, and we make sure to keep you up-to-date on all the latest things to do, in and around London.
19 New Zealand v South Africa, Edgbaston (10:30 BST)
20 Australia v Bangladesh, Trent Bridge (10:30 BST)
21 England v Sri Lanka, Headingley (10:30 BST)
22 India v Afghanistan, Southampton (10:30 BST)
22 West Indies v New Zealand, Old Trafford (d/n) (13:30 BST)
23 Pakistan v South Africa, Lord's (10:30 BST)
24 Bangladesh v Afghanistan, Southampton (10:30 BST)
25 England v Australia, Lord's (10:30 BST)
26 New Zealand v Pakistan, Edgbaston (10:30 BST)
27 West Indies v India, Old Trafford (10:30 BST)
28 Sri Lanka v South Africa, Chester-le-Street (10:30 BST)
29 Pakistan v Afghanistan, Headingley (10:30 BST)
29 New Zealand v Australia, Lord's (d/n) (13:30 BST)
30 England v India, Edgbaston (10:30 BST)