Trent Bridge to host England, Australia and India in 2019 ICC World Cup matches

Nottinghamshire CC 2018,'Trent Bridge
Nottinghamshire CC 2018,'Trent Bridge

Trent Bridge will host five matches in the 2019 ICC World Cup, which comes to England next May, June and July.

England, Australia, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, the West Indies and Bangladesh will all visit Nottingham during the six-and-a-half week competition.

Pakistan will take on the West Indies in the first match at Trent Bridge on Friday 31 May, while England face Pakistan in the second of their nine group games on Monday 3 June.

Current world champions Australia come to Nottingham on Thursday 6 June to play the West Indies and are back for the final group game contested in the city, against Bangladesh, on Thursday 20 June.

In between, India go head to head with New Zealand on Thursday 13 June, with all matches played at Trent Bridge in the 50-overs-per-side competition starting at 10.30am.

“Trent Bridge has a proud history of staging ICC Cricket World Cup matches and we’re especially pleased to be welcoming supporters from seven of the 10 competing nations,” said Nottinghamshire chief executive Lisa Pursehouse.

“The England match is an obvious highlight of our programme but India are traditionally well supported here and Pakistan, Australian and West Indian supporters always add to the spectacle.”

The staging of World Cup matches at Trent Bridge has been welcomed as a major boost to the East Midlands economy and an event that puts Nottingham on the sporting map.

Cllr Dave Trimble, portfolio holder for leisure and culture at Nottingham City Council, said: “Nottingham is a sporting city and we remain extremely supportive of any opportunity to host elite competition.

“First and foremost, the Cricket World Cup will give thousands of residents the opportunity to attend an international sporting event on their doorsteps, but the benefits to hoteliers, restaurants, bars and tourist attractions will stretch right across Nottinghamshire.

“We can’t wait to welcome the world to Nottingham and to showcase our city to international visitors and a broadcast audience running to hundreds of millions.”

Tickets for the matches involving England and India are priced between £55 and £195 for adults and £6 and £20 for children (U16).

For the two games featuring Australia, tickets are priced between £20 and £75 for adults and £6 and £15 for children (U16) and for the Pakistan v West Indies fixture between £16 and £75 for adults and £6 and £15 for children (U16).

The 2019 ICC World Cup will be played in 10 cities and 11 venues, across the length and breadth of England and Wales.

The final will be held at Lord’s on Sunday 14 July.

Trent Bridge fixtures in full (all 10.30am start):

Friday, 31 May, 2019 – Pakistan v West Indies

Monday, 3 June, 2019 – England v Pakistan

Thursday, 6 June, 2019 – Australia v West Indies

Thursday, 13 June, 2019 – India v New Zealand

Thursday, 20 June, 2019 – Australia v Bangladesh