The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup was the 12th Cricket World Cup, a quadrennial, international cricket tournament contested by men’s national teams from the International Cricket Council (ICC). It was hosted by England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019, making it the fifth time England and Wales have hosted the World Cup. The final was played at Lord’s on 14 July 2019, where England beat New Zealand on boundary count after both the match and the subsequent Super Over finished as ties.
The layout for the tournament changed into a single group of 10 teams, with every crew gambling the other nine once, and the top 4 at the quit of the organization phase progressing to the semi-finals. The first semi-very last turned into played among the groups completing first and fourth within the league, whilst the second semi-final was performed among the groups finishing 2nd and 3rd. Given the boom of ICC full participants since the closing international Cup, from 10 to 12, this is the primary world Cup to be contested without all of the complete Member countries being gift and the first to characteristic no ICC partner Member countries.
About 2.6 billion human beings round the sector watched the match, making it the maximum watched cricket opposition ever as of 2019.
The 2019 global Cup capabilities 10 teams, a lower from previous international Cups in 2011 and 2015 which featured 14 teams. The hosts, England, and the pinnacle seven different teams inside the ICC at some point international rankings as of 30 September 2017 earned an automated qualification, with the ultimate spots being determined with the aid of the 2018 Cricket international Cup Qualifier.
On the time of the declaration of the qualification structure, ICC accomplice and affiliate individuals, who have been assured 4 spots within the previous global Cup tournaments, may be represented by at most groups, and probable none at all in the event that they were crushed through the bottom-ranked complete members within the Qualifier. It also meant that at the least two of the ten check-playing nations on the time of the statement could need to play inside the qualifying match, and will leave out the world Cup finals totally.
Following their latest achievement, ireland and Afghanistan were promoted into the ICC ODI Championship and have been also granted full ICC membership, becoming the newest check cricketing international locations. However, they nevertheless had to qualify for the sector Cup through the present day procedure.