The 2019 Cricket World Cup is scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales, from 30 May to 15 July 2019.

This will be the 12th Cricket World Cup competition, and the fifth time it will be held in England and Wales, following the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 World Cups.

The format for the tournament will be a single group of ten teams, with each team playing the other nine teams, and the top four teams progressing to a knockout stage of semi-finals and a final.

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. The 10-team-tournament has gained much criticism due to the lack of associate teams in the tournament and given the increase of the test playing nations from 10 to 12 with the admission of Ireland and Afghanistan in June 2017 it will be the first World Cup to be contested without all of the test playing nations being present, but the ICC plan to keep the competition at just 10 teams.[4] Australia are the defending champions.